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Government Needs To Do More To Tackle 'Inherent Homophobia' In Asian And African Communities

PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Not enough is being done by the government to support the rights of homosexual Asians in Britain, a leading campaigner has said. Asif Quaraishi, a ...

Muslim Drag Queen Asifa Lahore Fears Backlash Over New Channel 4 Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore, has revealed concerns for his safety following the release of a new documentary about the gay Asian community. The...

Forgetting Your Umbrella And 14 Other #VeryBritishProblems

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Comedy

A new television series chronicling Very British Problems has sparked plenty of conversation online as to what qualifies for the unique status. The...

Watch Owen Jones Take On Toby Young In Jeremy Corbyn Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Owen Jones and Toby Young have clashed over the Labour leadership contest and whether Jeremy Corbyn is really the best person to lead the party to ele...

From Nanny to Stuntman in Five Easy Steps

Buddy Munro | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Buddy Munro

It's really important to set the ground rules with the parents from the beginning. Within the first week of doing your job you need to tell the children's parents that you have no intention of being a conventional nanny. Rather tell them you're going to teach their kids parkour, meditation and yoga.

Exposing the Global Coalition of Organisations That Support Anti-Gay Laws Around the World

Liz MacKean | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Liz MacKean

It's a cold night and the car park in Bratislava is lit only by the neon lights from a supermarket. This is where Romana, a prominent gay rights activist was lured after a phone call from a woman who suggested they meet up. In fact, lying in wait were six shaven neo-Nazis.

How Convincing Are These Celebrity Lookalikes?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

"You don't have to be crazy to work here... you just have to look like someone famous." And we're off... to Lookalikes, Channel 4's show debuting ...

Dr Christian Speaks Out After Making Drugs Claims On Gay Dating App

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Embarrassing Bodies’ medic Dr Christian Jessen will meet with his Channel 4 bosses, after he was caught appearing to boast about drug use in an X...

Will On-Demand Television Render the Traditional TV Seasons Obsolete?

Guy North | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Guy North

Of course, live television still retains its central importance to UK television viewing, and linear viewing is not going to disappear any time soon. However, changing viewing habits and new ways to watch television mean that the summer months no longer provide audiences with a television 'breather'. Instead, 2015 looks set to be the best year ever for summer TV.

Moving Footage Captures Incredible Moment These 34 People Escape From Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

The incredible moment when 34 women and children escaped from the group calling itself Islamic State is captured in moving footage, showing them final...

'Humans' - One Step Closer to Love and Sex With Robots

David Levy | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
David Levy

You may well spit your tea out at the prospect of being emotionally intimate with a robot, but If you already behave like Pavlov's dog every time your smart device pings or vibrates, you might already be more than a little bit in love with a robot or 'bot'.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Married At First Sight – Sensationalist TV Trying To Have It Both Ways | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Just when you thought reality TV had delved into all the foibles of human behaviour, Channel 4 came up with this… or rather imported it from Denmark...

Could You Marry Someone You'd Literally Just Met... And Make It Work?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Could you marry someone you'd literally just met? Three couples set out to do just that in the interests of a scientific experiment on this week's ...

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.