'Silence' marks departure for U.K. Channel 5

May 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/27/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 41, p73
Channel 5 is heading in a new direction with its big-budget original drama 'Hear the Silence,' about the MMR vaccine controversy, starring Juliet Stevenson. With a total annual budget of about £150 million, Channel 5 now branded Five has preferred to adopt an acquisitions model for the bulk of its prime time drama output. Other drama projects, including a homegrown police show, also are in the pipeline.


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