Channel 4

Unbearable Cruelty: 'The Island With Bear Grylls'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mimi Bekhechi

Had this violence taken place in the UK, the contestants would almost certainly be facing cruelty charges and, potentially, time in prison for the suffering they inflicted on these terrified animals.

Paxman's Election Night Standup Shows He Should Stick To His Day Job

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night kicked off with Jeremy Paxman attempting some jokes. But his scripted funnies went down badly, suggesting he...

Channel 4 Plan 'Lookalikes' Reality TV Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4 are set to film a one-off special, that will focus on the lives of individuals working as celebrity lookalikes. The show has been given ...

Switching Off E4 on Election Day Will Not Help Engage Young Voters

Richard Berry | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Berry

We need a significant in how we provide political education and information in the UK. This patronising, panicky intervention from Channel 4 is not a step in the right direction.

In Defence of Sports Direct

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Chris Saunders

If the makers had done a bit more research they would have discovered that as a company Sports Direct actually look after their long-serving workers, rewarding loyalty with shares and bonus schemes which can then be converted to hard cash.

E4 Will Shut Down During Election Day To Get Young People To Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Channel 4 will shut down E4 on the day of the general election to persuade more young people to stop watching television and go out to vote. Regula...

This Is What It's Like To Date As A Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A transgender woman, who has long been looking for love, has opened up about the trials and tribulations of dating. Alex Collins, who is set to app...

E4 To Be Switched Off For A Day To Get Young People To Ballot Box

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4 bosses have announced they'll be pulling the plug on an entire channel - for one day only - in an effort to get young people to get off thei...

Happy Birthday, Father Ted

James Thomas | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

Everything just came together for the show. Ireland had just emerged from the 80s and early 90s with a bit of cultural clout, however overblown or naff many of our exports were, so the timing was good for a sitcom about the place.

Guy Martin's 180mph Boast Lands C4 Presenter In Police Probe

PA | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK

Police are investigating claims made by television presenter Guy Martin that he reached speeds of 180mph on open roads while reviewing an Aston Martin...

How Bear Grylls Could Save British Politics

Tom Beetham | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Tom Beetham

After watching 'The Island with Bear Grylls' on Channel 4, I think I have stumbled upon a solution for both the political and media establishments, one that will engage and connect politicians with voters in a far more honest and beneficial manner. I give you: 'The Island with Party Leaders'

The 10-Year-Old Cowboy

Shaunagh Connaire | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Shaunagh Connaire

During my two weeks with this cowboy community, I tried to rationalize the gambles parents were taking with their kids. I compared bull riding to other, more familiar sports like rugby or hurling but I never really understood the point where the benefit outweighed the danger for them.

'Travel Man' in Barcelona: Channel 4 Sacrifices a Great Idea on the Altar of Cheap Laughs

Rob Atkinson | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

The two presenters - Richard Ayoade and Kathy Burke - promised much initially, but fell woefully short of their supposed brief. This was, ostensibly, to sum up the attractions of a vibrant and wonderful city and maybe have a few laughs along the way.

The Day I Met Caitlin Moran

Sarah Powell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

There was only one thing to do: shout all my questions at Caitlin like a madwoman and hope that she would save me. Save me and like me.

Could You Imagine Anything More Excruciating?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

What's it really like to be a teenager in today's world, where real life means a digital life? Channel 4 have built on last year's series 'The Sec...

Phew. Pre-Election TV Debates Are - Finally - Sorted Out

PA | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Ed Miliband will face off alongside other party leaders in a single televised general election debate, it has been announced. Bro...

My Self-Harm Nightmare: Was Channel 4's 'Graphic' Documentary Triggering And Irresponsible?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: Contains language and descriptions which may be triggering for self-harm and anorexia sufferers. Channel 4 has been accused of being sensa...

British Urban Film Festival Celebrate a Decade of Championing Diverse Talent

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

That due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors and other creative talent are finding success - and meatier roles in the states is not new news. Whilst we have numerous organisations trying to redress the balance like MOBO, Screen Nation Awards and the Asian Awards, things are slow to change.

C4 Doco Just Reminded Everyone How Terrifyingly Racist We Can Be

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

'Britain's Racist Election' aired on Channel 4 on Sunday night highlighting how race relations in the run up to the 1964 general election were so toxi...

First Dates: The Reasons We Hate Them, The Reasons We Still Go

Rosy Edwards | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Edwards

First dates are the romantic equivalent of vomiting: everyone fucking hates vomiting. This is crucial to the show's success, however, because as audience members we get to be voyeurs of this often excruciating experience, empathising from a safe distance.

#BeingBipolar - The Reaction

Lucy Roberts | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Roberts

Despite the documentary taking this exploratory approach, there was a heavy bearing on psychological therapy being the ONLY right and proper course of action for those needing assistance with the symptoms of bipolar.

Springtime for Nigel

Nick Abbot | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

None of the lurid and gleeful headlines generated about Ukip had anything to do with them, or at the very most described conditions that are symptomatic of all parties. This knowledge, of course, did not stay the hand of the Fleet Street executioners.

Why Everyone Should Include Cucumber, Banana and Tofu in Their TV Diet

James Brinsford | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Brinsford

Cucumber doesn't hold back on the sex scenes either but this hasn't stopped it reaching the eyes that other programmes haven't been able and this has surprised Vincent Franklin, especially when he is accosted at a railway station.

'NHS: £2 Billion a Week & Counting'. Quick,Nurse, the TV Screens.

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Finally, I figured out the reason for the disturbance. It was none other than Aneurin Bevan, the architect of the National Health Service, spinning in his grave. Yes, I was watching Channel 4's NHS: £2 Billion a Week & Counting.

Leave the EU? We'd Rather Leave the UK If Ukip Comes Into Power!

Marta Krupinska | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Marta Krupinska

As a hardworking Polish migrant in Britain, the thought of Nigel Farage sticking on the kettle at Number 10 is a terrifying thought. But, like the million viewers across the country who tuned in, we were forced to picture this distressing scenario during Channel 4's UKIP: The First 100 Days last Monday.