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Will Josie Cunningham Live Up To Being ‘The Most Hated Woman In Britain?'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK

Since erupting into the public consciousness two years ago by flaunting her NHS-funded breast enlargement, Josie Cunningham has refused to go away. ...

Furious Viewers Are Accusing C4 Of 'Glamourising Racism' Over #AngryWhiteAndProud

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Channel 4 has been accused of glamourising racism with its programme Angry, White And Proud, a controversial documentary on far-right groups in Britai...

Charlie Hebdo Shooting Is a Ferociously Shocking Moment

Jon Snow | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Jon Snow

Even for a hardened news man in a hardened newsroom the mass shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is a ferociously shocking moment. We know at least 12 are dead, five are critically wounded and others beside. And those numbers will doubtless change during the day. It happens at a very tender moment for European politics, at a tender moment for the Islamic world. Wracked with violence from northern Nigeria all the way to Pakistan by radical action and bloodletting.

Channel 4's Proposed New Famine Comedy: Let's Judge It By the Script, Not Our Preconceptions

Paddy Duffy | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

Ultimately, the only things a comedy really needs are a good script, a good cast to perform it, a good crew to make it and the goodwill of the audience to take it to their hearts. If a writer thinks he has an idea that ticks all those boxes, he's entitled to give it a crack and it's absolutely crucial that he's allowed to try to break ground and boundaries.

'Paedophile Hunter' Proves Just How Dangerous the Internet Can Be for Children

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

tinson Hunter's vigilante methods of catching sexual predators may divide opinion; but there is no denying that he has raised awareness of an issue we should all be concerned about.

'Skint' Vs 'Posh People' - Inequality and the Great Class Divide

Becky Hopper | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

With 'Posh People' - based on the readership of Tatler magazine - on one channel and 'Skint' on another, it's probably time to address the growing inequality and the huge class divide...

Revisiting the Sixties

Michael Jackson | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Michael Jackson

Now there is a new series called The Sixties on DVD that was shown on CNN in America and Yesterday in the UK. The subjects are what you'd expect - the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of JFK, the 'British Invasion' focussing on music, civil rights, Vietnam, the coming of age of television, the Space Race, and, of course sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Should We Lock Up Paedophiles and Throw Away the Key?

Jon Brown | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Jon Brown

If we are going to protect children from sexual abuse we must make sure that anyone who recognises they have a problem, and want help to make sure they don't harm a child, is supported in getting treatment. I don't think you can 'cure' someone of paedophilia but you can use therapy to help them control their urges.

Meet The Paedophile Whose TV Debut Has Twitter In Turmoil

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

Channel 4's The Paedophile Next Door made for uncomfortable viewing Tuesday night after a man battling with self-loathing, fear and shame admitted his...

'I'm Attracted To Girls Aged 4': Paedophile 'Eddie' Outs Himself In Radical Documentary

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

A self-confessed paedophile battling with self-loathing, fear and shame is to "out himself" on TV to ask for more help for people sexually attracted t...

15 and Learning to Speak - Patrick's Story

Kiki King | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Kiki King

Neither director Daniel Bogado or I could have ever imagined we would witness such a pure moment of sudden realisation and transformation when we set out for Uganda to make this Unreported World documentary for Channel 4.

Don't Believe the Deaf Community Exists? Watch Grayson Perry Discover the Deaf World on C4 Tonight

Charlie Swinbourne | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Swinbourne

Ever since I was a child, I've met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a Deaf community.

Make Britain Tolerant: Leicester Is British

Chris Whiting | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Whiting

'British' means anything you want it to. I had hoped that too would be the message of Channel 4's Make Leicester British documentary which aired on Monday night - yet it wasn't to be. From the introductory seconds, the programme started on with the anti-immigration attitude I quietly dreaded.

Richard Ayoade Vs Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Michael Kallenbach

As a viewer, I didn't get the feeling that Krishnan was feeling either flustered, tongue-tied or even embarrassed, but just that I think he didn't know how to get it all off the ground. At one point, he even asks Richard to "help" him.

Does Anybody Really 'Lose Their Battle With Cancer?'

Paul M. Davies | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul M. Davies

The expression is often used to express regret or in a context of celebration of the deceased, however, it carries ulterior implications, even if they are unintended by the user. Describing people to have 'lost' to cancer suggests that they could have done something differently and the outcome could be changed.

Richard Ayoade Vs Krishnan Guru-Murthy Is Awkwardly Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

When Channel 4 News set up a rare interview with actor and director Richard Ayoade, we're not sure if they got what they bargained for. Presenter ...

This Man Is Crowd-Funding His Hunt For Paedophiles

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

Stinson Hunter, subject of the controversial Channel 4 documentary 'The Paedophile Hunter' has turned to Kickstarter in order to fund his hunt for sex...

Infectious Channel 4 Rom-Com 'Scrotal Recall' Has the Balls to Tackle Chlamydia

David-Andrew Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
David-Andrew Taylor

Channel 4 have a new romantic comedy on at 10pm tonight called Scrotal Recall, charting the mission of a young man tracking down his past sexual contacts when he discovers he has chlamydia. Though it's clearly a rom-com at heart, the show also doubles as a pretty good way to remove the stigma often felt around STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

Struggling to be Heard - Unreported World Expose Vietnam's Dog Snatchers

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

20 years ago an amazing woman, and mentor to our cause, South Korean-born activist Kyenan Kum succeeded in getting mainstream airtime on the Korean dog meat trade. But after this programme was broadcast she found that doors were closed rather than opened.

White Dee Forced To Move Over Racial Abuse

PA | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK

Celebrity Big Brother star White Dee has been forced to leave Benefits Street after her children were racially abused. Deirdre Kelly, better known ...

Our Obligation to the Memory of the Victims of 9/11

Jon Snow | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

Thirteen years after 9/11, an English speaking voice articulates the beheading of an American hostage. There are hundreds of western Muslims in the ranks of Islamic State (IS). In waging unwise and horrific war themselves in Iraq, western powers have forfeited their capacity overtly to bolster moderate regional forces in Syria and Iraq.

How to Get Rich Dealing Modern Art and Vintage Furniture

Jeff Salmon | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Salmon

If you have some collateral, that doesn't mean you shouldn't invest. And I may have a solution for you - dealing in modern art and vintage late twentieth-century furniture. You may think this is the reserve of the posh and rich. But, as a one-time working-class lad from East London, I can tell you it absolutely is not.

Worst Place to Be a Pilot

Matt Dearden | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matt Dearden

After 50 minutes or so flying, Hitadipa is in sight. It's located at the bottom of a narrow valley and due to its location, makes for a dramatic approach. It requires pilots to descend deep into the narrow valley in order to ensure they can land at the very beginning of what is a short and usually slippery grass airstrip.

One Of The Most Dramatic And Harrowing News Reports You'll See From Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

This is the incredible moment a TV reporter casts aside his professional veneer to help desperate Yazidi refugees climb aboard a helicopter fleeing th...

Gaza: Should TV Media Coverage Always Be 'Impartial'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

What Israel is doing to Gaza is sickening. This civilised, westernised, democratic state is lobbing bombs into a city centre packed with people, with seemingly little regard for who dies: little children, disabled people, old ladies, pregnant women - anyone is fair game.