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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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