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Sky Hits Out At David Abraham's "Glaring Inconsistency" Over Terrestrial Channels

By Michael West | 23rd August 2014

Sky has hit back at Channel 4's chief executive David Abraham over what the company perceives to be "glaring inconsistency" in his views on retransmission fees. In his speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival,...

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Ofcom Clears Channel 4'S Benefits Street: Regulator Is "Satisfied" With Editorial Justification

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th June 2014

Channel 4’s Benefits Street, a documentary surrounding the inhabitants of James Turner Street in Birmingham, has been cleared by the regulator Ofcom after complaints of the negative and offensive way benefits claimants were represented in...

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Channel 4 Strikes (Potentially) Important Xbox Deal For 'Real Humans'

By Michael West | 7th April 2014

Channel 4 has struck a deal with Microsoft's Xbox to remake the Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans, marking the first time a games console maker has partnered with a UK broadcaster to fund a major...

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Is 'Mammon' The New The Killing, Borgen Or The Bridge?

By Stephanie Chase | 31st March 2014

With The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge, British television’s been looking and sounding a little Scandinavian as of late, this seems unlikely to change as our new TV obsession could be Mammon. This Nordic six...

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Flood Of Complaints Causes 'Benefits Street' Ofcom Investigation

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th February 2014

The highly popular, contentious and controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street, which highlights the travails of those living on James Turner Street, Birmingham, is due to go under investigation by Ofcom after attracting over 1700...

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Crime Dramas 'The Fall,' 'Broadchurch' And 'Top Of Lake' Dominate Broadcasting Press Guild

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th February 2014

'The Fall,' 'Broadchurch' and 'Top of The Lake' - arguably the three biggest dramas of 2013 – have each received four nominations at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, proving their dominance with the critics and...

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Gogglebox Moves To Friday Nights, 9pm. And Yes, The Drunk Couple Are Back

By Michael West | 20th February 2014

'Gogglebox,' the surprise Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall show capturing members of the public as they watch the week's television, is returning for a new series on Friday nights at 9pm. The first episode is expected to...

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Benefits Street's Second Season Will See A Geographical Change

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th February 2014

There’s good news and bad news, for people who think Benefits Street is an exploitative exercise, designed to be divisive in spite of the damage it has done to the residents of James Turner Street,...

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Should 'Benefits Street' Be Renewed For Second Series?

By Sophie Miskiw | 11th February 2014

Channel 4’s hit show, Benefits Street, has certainly ruffled a few feathers since it first aired on 6th January, 2014. Undeterred by the controversy, which has included a petition to ban the show signed...

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Babylon Hits Channel 4 - Has The Danny Boyle Comedy/drama Impressed?

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th February 2014

Danny Boyles name is enough to get people up and interested in a new project, so when his new TV series, Babylon – on Channel 4 – was announced, attention was fixed firmly on the...

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Benefits Street’S 'White Dee' Invites Nick Clegg Round For Tea

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd January 2014

Nick Clegg had an interesting caller when he appeared on his weekly LBC radio phone-in show today (Jan 22). The Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister received a call from none other than ‘White...

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"Poverty Porn" Benefits Steet Residents To Speak Out In Live Tv Debate

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th January 2014

Channel 4’s serialised documentary Benefits Street has been criticised from many corners. Some have been moved to condemn those featured in the show, while others have labelled Channel 4 and Love Productions as exploitative and...

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Online Petition Calls For C4'S 'Benefits Street' To Be Axed Over 'Misrepresentation'

By Holly Williams | 10th January 2014

'Benefits Street' continues to cause further debate as one online petition calls for its cancellation, while others feel no sympathy towards those involved.Channel 4's Benefits Street has caused quite the stirChannel 4 and Ofcom were...

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Would You Buy A House On Benefits Street?

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th January 2014

Channel4’s documentary, ‘Benefits Street’, which follows the impoverished residents of James Turner Street as they duck and dive to make a living, making some pretty startling admissions along the way, enraged half the population of...

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Channel 4'S 'Benefits Street' - The Most Idiotic Tweets

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th January 2014

Channel 4 know what they’re doing, and running documentary that showcases the intricate workings of one of the U.K’s most impoverished areas while 2014 is set to be a’ year of cuts’ is certainly one...

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The Most Ridiculous Dogs From Channel 4'S 'Doggy Styling'

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th December 2013

This year's festive TV schedule is packed with the regular annual drama specials, feel-good family films and classic TV shows resurrected from the past for a ratings jolt, but on December 30th, the oddest of...

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Step Up Brits! Immigrants Are Tougher, Says Jamie Oliver

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th August 2013

According to Jamie Oliver, European immigrants living in the U.K have more steel about them than the natives. His comments, which are likely to anger a portion of right-leaning Brits, come before his new show,...

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Are Kids Watching More Violent Content On Tv?

27th August 2013

Have television shows that British children watch become too violent over the past decade? The British broadcasting regulator OFCOM said on Monday that it will commission a study to find out. It noted that there...

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'Southcliffe': When Did Sunday Night Tv Become So Brilliant And Bleak?

By Michael West | 5th August 2013

Remember when Sunday nights were about watching Heartbeat and worrying about having to go back to the school in the morning? The final night of the week threw up some easy-watching though pretty bad television...

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Scotland Yard Wants To Hear Murdoch's Hacking Comments

8th July 2013

ritain's Channel 4 and the investigative website Exaro have acknowledged that they have been contacted by the Metropolitan Police in London (Scotland Yard) who have asked for a copy of the secretly recorded remarks by...

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Secretly Recorded Talk Embarrasses Rupert Murdoch

4th July 2013

A secretly recorded talk to reporters working for his London tabloid The Sun reveals that Rupert Murdoch regretted the decision by News Corp's management and standards committee to hand over email and other documents that...

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Britain's Tv Regulator Raps Channel For Unsuitable Sexy Ad

8th May 2013

ritain's Channel 4 was taken to task by OFCOM, the country's broadcast regulator, for airing a humorous, steamy ad immediately following a rape scene in the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last December....

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Itv To Purchase 24 Hours In A&e Company The Garden For £18 Million

By Hayley Avron | 22nd April 2013

ITV has agreed to purchase the independent TV production company The Garden for £18 million, reports today (April 22, 2013). The company, which produces innovative documentaries such as 24 Hours in A&E and The...

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Itv To Purchase 'Seven Dwarves' Company The Garden For £18 Million

By Hayley Avron | 22nd April 2013

ITV has agreed to purchase the independent TV production company The Garden for £18 million, reports today (April 22, 2013). The company, which produces innovative documentaries such as 24 Hours in A&E and The...

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Ratings Through The Woof: Channel 4 Lands Surprise Hit With Dogging Documentary

By Hayley Avron | 5th April 2013

Anyone returning from the pub last night and casually glancing through their Twitter feed may well have been disturbed to discover that a large majority of the people that they follow on the social networking...

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Is 'My Mad Fat Diary' The New Inbetweeners?

By Michael West | 15th January 2013

My Mad Fat Diary, a new comedy based on the diary entries written by Rae Earl, premiered on E4 on Monday evening (January 14, 2013) to near unanimous praise from critics. It follows the story...

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£2 Million For 24 Minutes: The Painstaking Creation Of Snowman And The Snowdog

By Hayley Avron | 24th December 2012

At 24 minutes long and costing £2 million, the amount of work that has gone into producing The Snowman The Snowdog is mind-melting. It’s no wonder that Channel 4 have poured so much promotional energy...

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Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Adverts Branded ‘Offensive’ In Asa Review

By Hayley Avron | 3rd October 2012

Channel 4’s ‘Bigger, Fatter, Gypsier’ adverts, for their Big Fat Gypsy Wedding have been ruled ‘offensive,’ after a renewed investigation into claims that they racially demeaned the travelling community and exposed their children to bullying...

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Film Prompts Riots, Murder Of U.s. Ambassador

12th September 2012

U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff were killed early today (Wednesday) in Benghazi, Libya by protesters angered over a two-hour film, Innocence of Muslims, ridiculing the Islamic religion in general and...

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Simon Bird: Everyone Is 'Very Keen' For Inbetweeners Movie Sequel

28th August 2012

Simon Bird says ''everyone'' is ''very keen'' for the 'Inbetweeners Movie' sequel to happen.The 28-year-old actor insists he doesn't known ''anything'' about the plot details for the forthcoming film and he is hoping co-creators Ian...

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