New commission

Grayson back for second series of Art Club

Grayson's Art Club

Grayson Perry: popular lockdown series

Grayson Perry will return to TV screens for another outing of his Art Club which has been renewed by Channel 4.

He will appear for a second series alongside Philippa Perry creating art and talking to celebrity guests from their studio while featuring art made by viewers.

Grayson’s Art Club, which was aired over six episodes, was one of C4’s most popular lockdown programmes. It attracted an average of 1.2 million viewers (5.7%), according to Barb data.

If restrictions allow, Perry will also travel around the country to meet artists, according to Broadcast magazine.

Channel 4 commissioning editor for arts and topical specialist factual Shaminder Nahal said: “Grayson’s Art Club made us look at the small things in life and appreciate them – and what connects us even in the toughest of times.”

C4 commission Covid and racism investigation from STV

Channel 4 has commissioned STV Studios (formerly STV Productions) to produce a specialist factual investigation: Is COVID Racist?

Authored and presented by Dr Ronx, an A&E Doctor in East London, the film explores why Covid-19 has killed more people of colour from the NHS frontline; and what the statistics can reveal about the structural failings at the heart of British society.

Part tribute and part investigation, Dr Ronx will interrogate the possible causes, expose truths about health and race inequality in the UK, demand answers and reveal solutions about what can be done to fix this deadly problem.

The film, part of C4’s programming to mark Black History Month, is due for transmission in winter 2020.

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