Fern (TV series)

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Genre Entertainment
Presented by Fern Britton
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 20
Location(s) Cactus TV Studios
Running time 60 mins (inc. advertisements)
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Original release 28 March – 22 April 2011
Related shows The Paul O'Grady Show
The 5 O'Clock Show
This Morning
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Fern is a British chat show hosted by Fern Britton which aired on Channel 4 on weekdays at 5:00pm in March and April 2011. The format is a teatime chat show featuring real-life stories, a mix of gossip and entertainment. The studio had a sofa area for interviewing celebrity guests, a kitchen area, two smaller areas for interviewing other guests and an audience. Britton interviewed a range of guests on the show including actors Alan Cumming, Richard Wilson and Richard E. Grant, singer Coleen Nolan, disc-jockeys Chris Evans and Chris Moyles, musician Brian May, comedians Alan Carr and Miranda Hart and charity fundraiser Jack Henderson.

Fern received lower ratings than expected, and was axed after its four-week trial run.[1] Britton is said to be discussing alternative formats with Channel 4 and her chat show may be revived at a later date in a different format.[2]


  1. ^ Daniels, Colin (9 April 2011). "Fern Britton chatshow facing axe?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Wightman, Catriona (11 May 2011). "Fern Britton's show dropped by Channel 4". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 

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