Five Go Mad


Northern lads and lasses know how to party better than anyone else in the country. Whether they are going mad in Manchester, giving it large in Leeds or jiving in Geordie land, the party spirit is alive and kicking across the North of England.

Now nights out across the North are being celebrated in a new series of six half-hour programmes. 5 Go Mad (Granada/Yorkshire/Tyne Tees Television – Thursdays at 11.00 pm from 6 November) follows six groups of friends as they have a mad, mad party time in Manchester, Leeds, Teesside, Liverpool, Hull and Newcastle. But these are nights out with a difference. In each programme the revellers have to leave their local pubs and clubs behind. Two groups of five lads and five lasses meet up outside their own area to sample the nightlife away from home.

Will the Geordie lads love Liverpool? What will the Leeds girls make of Middlesbrough? Will the Lancashire lasses think Newcastle is better than Manchester?

Each programme follows the revellers from the time they set off from home, right through a no-holds-barred night of drinking, dancing and high spirits – with a few close encounters of the amorous kind thrown in as well – through to the headaches and hangovers of the following morning. It’s raunchy, it’s funny, it’s informative.

So go on. Join some of the most fun-loving people you could ever hope to spend an evening with as they road test the nightlife in six of our regions’ most vibrant towns and cities. Party your way across the North from the comfort of your own armchair. Tune into 5 Go Mad Thursday, 11 pm from 6 November.

· 5 Go Mad in Manchester (6 November)
· 5 Go Mad in Leeds (13 November)
· 5 Go Mad on Teesside (27 November)
· 5 Go Mad in Liverpool (4 December)
· 5 Go Mad in Hull (11 December)
· 5 Go Mad in Newcastle (18 December)

For further information please contact:

Margaret Brown
Tyne Tees Television
Tel: 0191 269 3539