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Old 20-04-2015, 20:54
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Why would you have a premier of The Paperboy at 11pm, AFTER the umpteenth outing of the tired old Double Jeopardy?

Forgive my provincial naivete, but McConaughy Premier trumps a rerun....
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Old 20-04-2015, 21:07
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Maybe something to do with the content of one.
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Old 21-04-2015, 09:09
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They premiered Milius, a doco FGS, at 11pm a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 21-04-2015, 12:47
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They premiered Milius, a doco FGS, at 11pm a couple of weeks ago.
Documentaries have a pretty niche audience, it was never going to be shown at 9pm.

They used to show film documentaries at 9 in the True Stories strand on More 4 but since it ended only Storyville on BBC Four shows them in primetime.
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Old 21-04-2015, 13:49
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Documentaries have a pretty niche audience, it was never going to be shown at 9pm.
Award-winning documentary about a writer and director responsible for Conan, Apocalypse Now etc. with contributions from Spielberg, Harrison Ford and other A-listers. Deserved to go out in a better slot as opposed to playing second-fiddle to an umpteenth screening of something non-descript.

C4 itself runs doco strands at 7.30 (Unreported World) and 8pm (Dispatches) plus their Chav/First Born stuff at 9pm so I don't see how giving a primetime slot to Milius on their specialised Film4 Channel (where there's a niche audience waiting for just such programming) would've been so improbable.
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Old 21-04-2015, 13:56
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I've noticed this a lot too. Film4 rarely show premiere films at 9pm, they mostly always seem to get shown AFTER the 9pm film whatever it is.

Other thing i've noticed is that they'll show a film one week and then repeat it again the following week. That and they seem to show the same films all the time.
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Old 21-04-2015, 23:38
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Award-winning documentary about a writer and director responsible for Conan, Apocalypse Now etc. with contributions from Spielberg, Harrison Ford and other A-listers. Deserved to go out in a better slot as opposed to playing second-fiddle to an umpteenth screening of something non-descript.

C4 itself runs doco strands at 7.30 (Unreported World) and 8pm (Dispatches) plus their Chav/First Born stuff at 9pm so I don't see how giving a primetime slot to Milius on their specialised Film4 Channel (where there's a niche audience waiting for just such programming) would've been so improbable.
I was referring to documentary films made for theatrical release, which are rarely shown outside arthouse cinemas.
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Old 22-04-2015, 07:48
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I was referring to documentary films made for theatrical release, which are rarely shown outside arthouse cinemas.
Everything makes it onto TV eventually so I'm not sure what point you're trying to make there.
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Old 22-04-2015, 14:55
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Everything makes it onto TV eventually so I'm not sure what point you're trying to make there.
That there is only a small specialised audience for the genre and film 4 are rarely ever going to show them at 9pm, premiere or not.
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