Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers is a documentary television programme series exploring the world of the Eddie Stobart haulage company. The first broadcast of each episode is on Channel 5 on Friday evenings at 8 pm.
This highly popular observational documentary featuring haulage firm Eddie Stobart shows Stobart's Haulage, Rail and Air divisions. The programme joins the drivers as they take on the challenges of delivering everything from the new pitch at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, to a London Landmark – the famous Piccadilly lights. The series also meets a new breed of drivers, as 20 young lads compete to win a place on the firm's coveted apprenticeship scheme.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Channel 5 airs a wide variety of programming that covers various genres and themes. Launched in 1997, the channel has always been seen to have less distinctive programming than their other terrestrial rivals at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. The channel is notable for imported programming and is also notable for securing the rights to Home and Away in 2001, which helped boost early evening viewing figures for the channel, and since 2002, the broadcaster has pursued an aggressive acquisition strategy, and has screened several of the highest-rating American dramas, including all four CSI series, all three NCIS series, the first three Law & Order series, (with the first two—Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit—later moving to 5USA), The Mentalist, Grey's Anatomy (later moved to Sky Living), House (later moved to Sky 1) and Prison Break (later moved to Sky 1). The channel also poached talk show host Trisha Goddard from ITV to shore up its daytime schedule and Neighbours from the BBC after a bidding war with other broadcasters.
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On 18 May 2007, Channel 5 acquired the rights to Australian soap opera Neighbours, previously screened on BBC One. This was the second time UK networks had fought over an Australian soap, with Channel 5 having previously competed over broadcast rights to Home and Away. Neighbours is one of Channel 5's most popular programmes, and is in fact more popular in the United Kingdom than in its home country of Australia.
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