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Channel 5 uncovers “Pothole Britain”

UK broadcaster Channel 5 is profiling the issue of a road maintenance backlog in Pothole Britain, a one-off from STV and GroupM Entertainment.
October 21, 2013

UK broadcaster Channel 5 is profiling the issue of a road maintenance backlog inĀ Pothole Britain, a one-off from STV and GroupM Entertainment.

The 60-minute special, airing in December, takes an in-depth look at the frustration caused by the country’s pothole problem, interviewing pothole victims, councils and local campaigners.

Some of the characters featured include “Mr. Pothole,” who has made it his mission to fix the national problem, Worcester’s road chief John Fraser, and the crews and councils that deal with complaints.

Pothole Britain is produced and directed by Nicky Taylor, and executive produced by STV’s Liam Hamilton and GroupM’s Abigail Adams and Tony Moulsdale.

“Potholes are a blight that everyone who uses the roads are sick and tired off,” saidĀ Hamilton. “Our program looks at this huge problem and meets the people trying to solve it.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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