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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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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