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Real people and stars compete in new BBC listings
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The Herald - Glasgow (UK)
Date: Mar 19, 1998
Start Page: 8
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Ben Elton, Caroline Quentin, Stephen Fry, and David Ginola are among the famous faces in the BBC's new #278m spring and summer schedule.

In The Red on BBC2 is a wicked satire on the BBC itself, and Kiss Me Kate is Caroline Quentin's new comedy about a happily single career woman.

Despite recent criticism that there are too many "fly on the wall" documentaries about real people on the go, the BBC yesterday unveiled a raft of new ones - Lakesiders, centred on the Essex shopping mall, Parking, about traffic wardens, and Hunting, about the countryside. Parking, coming to a screen near you in May, is destined to make stars of Ray, a clamper who used to be a Pontins bluecoat, former rugby forward [John McArdle], who tows cars away, and single mother Sandy, whose job supports her family of four.

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