Channel 4

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New Channel 4 funding talks suggest end of privatisation plan
Culture secretary tells MPs she is discussing alternative business models with broadcaster

Jim Waterson Media editor

06, Dec, 2022 @5:19 PM

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ITV could drop news pledge unless ministers offer help against streamers
Leaked government advice says ITV feels prominent channel positioning irrelevant as many bypass live TV

Jim Waterson Media editor

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Jonnie Irwin says he was axed as A Place in the Sun presenter due to terminal cancer
Insurance issue related to diagnosis blamed for his removal from the Channel 4 show he fronted for 18 years

Alexi Duggins

24, Nov, 2022 @5:28 PM

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TV property presenter Jonnie Irwin reveals he has terminal cancer
A Place in the Sun and Escape to the Country host hopes he can inspire others to ‘make the most of every day’

Haroon Siddique and agency

14, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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The Draughtsman’s Contract review – Peter Greenaway’s cerebral intrigue still beguiles
Greenaway’s arch tale of sexual and political manipulation has not lost its power to bewilder and compel

Peter Bradshaw

10, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The source material for a classic thriller | Brief letters
Letters: A Very British Coup | Loyalty points for charity | Glamorising smoking | Legilium legitimised | António Guterres’s cardigan


07, Nov, 2022 @6:14 PM

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‘Our presenter got kidnapped by German pornographers’ – How we made The Word
‘Police surrounded the studio one night because they thought somebody had a gun and was going to shoot Terry Christian’

Interviews by Michael Hogan

07, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak expected to shelve privatisation of Channel 4
Amid cabinet backlash, No 10 has signalled to insiders that sale will not be in media bill, says Financial Times

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

05, Nov, 2022 @3:26 PM

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The IMF is certainly doing its job – making the rich even richer | Brief letters
Brief letters: International Monetary Fund | Ian Jack’s writing | Lost libraries | Drop the Dead Donkey | Moss life | Prime minister’s questions


03, Nov, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Will Channel 4 bounce back again as it hits its 40th anniversary?
Broadcaster is once more under threat of privatisation but signs are it could survive the latest attempt

Mark Sweney

02, Nov, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Channel 4’s 40 best shows – ranked
From a prime minister violating a pig to a pre-watershed lesbian kiss, Catastrophe to, er, Countdown, Channel 4 has been at the forefront of cutting-edge programming. As the station turns 40, we rate its best shows

Michael Hogan

02, Nov, 2022 @1:04 PM

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‘It’s out of order’: Gen Z speak up for cancel culture and ‘young illiberal progressives’
Channel 4 study reveals 13- to 24-year-olds are paradox of progressive attitudes and intolerance for others’ points of view

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @3:11 PM

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