British Universities Film & Video Council

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Structure of a pack

  • Cover

    The cover includes details of the broadcast week and dates, a reproduction of the Channel 4 ident and selected images from the week’s programming.

  • Press Information

    Press Informaton includes staff contact details and job descriptions.

  • Programme News

    Programme News includes news items relating to the broadcaster’s programming and staff members.

  • Channel 4 Daily

    Channel 4 Daily provides full listings and programme information for the early morning ‘Channel 4 Daily’ service.

  • Brookside

    The dedicated ‘Brookside’ section provides details of storylines from the soap and includes interviews with cast members and other production personnel.

  • Big Breakfast

    The Big Breakfast section provides a synopsis of the programme’s content, while also including presenter information and a weekly ‘menu’ outlining the episode format.

  • Daily Highlights

    Daily Highlights focuses on ‘event’ programming, including details of new series, notable single features and film premieres.

    Typically one highlight is included for each day of the week.

  • Programme Highlights

    Programme Highlights consists of detailed listings information including programme synopses and production details.

  • Programme Listings

    Programme Listings is a basic listings section providing an overview of the week’s programming.

  • Movie Listings

    Movie Listings includes basic listings details for all of the films broadcast during any given week.

  • Movie Highlights

    Movie Highlights includes comprehensive listings information for all films broadcast on the channel with full synopses, production details and selected critical responses.

  • Corrections

    Corrections provides updated listings information for any programmes that were described incorrectly in previous packs.

  • Schools Highlights

    Selected schools programmes are listed in this section with detailed synopses and production information.

  • Look Ahead

    Look Ahead presents provisional listings data for the Saturday of the following week.

  • Photographs

    This section appears at the end of each press pack. It includes stills and publicity images taken from the week’s programming.