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Jeremy Vine returns to BBC Daytime with Page Turners

Category: Daytime

Date: 03.11.2004
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Jeremy Vine will host a new book programme for BBC Daytime in spring 2005 called Page Turners.


In each programme a celebrity advocate or author will introduce and champion each featured book to Jeremy, as well as to the studio audience and the viewers at home.


The studio audience will include some of Britain's 15,000 reading groups, who will be invited to join in the discussion on that day's books.


Launching Page Turners, Controller of BBC Daytime Alison Sharman said: "We are very excited to be adding the new territory of books to our award winning line-up and thrilled that Jeremy Vine is on board.


"Page Turners will celebrate reading and recommend the hottest books off the press to our viewers."


A Page Turners panel is being appointed to select the books featured, working to strict criteria which are:

The book must be a page turner in the truest sense – a compelling read that you are unable to put down;

It is important that it is accessible for the audience and has broad appeal;

The book must be a springboard for debate - a real 'talk about' book;

Books need to be distinctive and surprising, to introduce the audience to titles they may never have considered, which will really excite them.


No genre of book will be excluded – children's books will be considered if they have adult appeal.


Page Turners is being made for BBC ONE Daytime by Princess Productions.



Category: Daytime

Date: 03.11.2004
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