My TV Week

in association with

Gerry Murphy

marketing director, Superdrug

What pick of this week’s TV would you risk jumping in David Hasselhoff’s
car to get home in time for? Vincent on ITV, Monday nights – Ray
Winstone is a legend.

What Saturday night…

in association with

Gerry Murphy
marketing director, Superdrug

What pick of this week’s TV would you risk jumping in David Hasselhoff’s car to get home in time for? Vincent on ITV, Monday nights – Ray Winstone is a legend.

What Saturday night show is worth staying in for? Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1), but let me explain. Karen Hardy, who dances on the show with Mark Ramprakash, taught me how to dance for our Superdrug charity ball last summer. That’s why I’ll be supporting her.

Five launches two new channels this week – Five US and Five Life. Will you be tuning in? Yes, I’ll definitely be having a look to find out what kind of programmes it will be showing.

What news channel scoops it for you? It has to be Sky News.

What do you like most about the service? The rolling screens, quick updates and the interactive element – though I only really use interactive when big stories break.

Do you use interactive TV for anything else? Yes, for Champions League football nights (Sky Sports/ ITV).

Have you a favourite TV ad at the moment? Yes, I like the “flying envelopes” ad for 3 mobile.

Next month sees the start of the new series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV). What two celebrities would you most like to share a jungle camp with? Paul Weller and Bono.

Better campfire songs than Peter Andre’s then. What television event has been the most memorable for you over the past six months? It has to be the World Cup, even though Scotland wasn’t there.

What annual sporting event do you most look forward to? There are two: Celtic winning the League, and the Super Bowl.

Time for the quick answer round. The next host of Countdown (C4) will be? Ricky Gervais.

Your favourite chat show host is? Jonathan Ross.

The TV star you’d most like to meet? Tim Lovejoy (presenter of Soccer AM – Sky Sports)
You’ve passed!

What TV show makes you laugh the most? Channel 4 has some great American shows like My Name is Earl, and homegrown ones like Bo’Selecta. I also like The Catherine Tate Show (BBC2).

If Superdrug became a popular TV show, what kind of show would it be and who would you like to present it? It would be a fly-on-the-wall beauty secrets show, and if I wasn’t allowed to present it then Charlotte Church should.

Finally, what item at Superdrug gets great sales thanks to a TV show? Any of our skincare ranges when Channel 4’s Ten Years Younger is on.

Interview by Mark Palmer

For next week’s viewing, Thinkbox recommends:
• Cirque De Celebrite, Sunday 7pm, Sky One. Celebrities fly, swallow swords and jump through burning hoops while Ruby Wax presides.
• Vincent, Monday 9pm, ITV1. Gruff and grizzled, and that’s just the women – in this show with Ray Winstone as private investigator Vincent.

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