Channel 4

'Educating Yorkshire' Star Mushy Lands His Own Series

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Musharaf Asghar - better known as ‘Mushy’ from last year’s smash documentary ‘Educating Yorkshire’ - has landed his very own show with Chann...

'Hollyoaks': Sexiest Ever Stars

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

We’re just going to come straight out with it - ‘Hollyoaks’ always has the hottest actors. From current actresses Jennifer Metcalfe and Gemm...

Caroline Frost

How Sandi's Going To Make 'Fifteen To One' Her Own | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sandi Toksvig is determined that her new post as question-mistress of the revamped ‘Fifteen to One’ will be full of warmth and laughter. “I...

Football, Fear and Torture in Transnistria: Undercover in a Country That Doesn't Officially Exist

Jim Wickens | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

It sounds like a distant planet in a dystopian sci fi movie, and the place itself doesn't disappoint. Welcome to Transnistria, a tiny strip of land measuring less than 15 miles wide. Long linked to organised crime, the government here doesn't take too kindly to journalists, so for a special report with Channel 4 News, we went in undercover.

White Dee Releasing Single... On April's Fools Day

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Benefits Street' star White Dee has officially made her music debut, rapping on a track by Brummie band XOVA. The single, titled ‘Your To Bla...

When The Cure Is Acceptance, Understanding and Empathy

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

In a one-off documentary, Dr. Christian embarks on the therapy - through hidden cameras and candid interviews, he explores the dark, and deeply disturbing, world of conversion therapy.

Stop Misusing the Term 'Empowerment'

Helen Reeves | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Reeves

With the common mantra that "sex sells" and the idea that we have now reached a cultural peak of sexual openness and opportunity, a so-called 'post-feminist' outlook might argue that women today are now more sexually empowered to make a broader range of sexual choices. But whilst it's laudable that women are allowed to be sexual and openly enjoy sex; surely empowerment would be doing that on our own terms?

C4 To Broadcast Footage Of 9/11 From Space Station

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

Video footage of the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on New York which was filmed from space is to be broadcast in full on British TV for the first time...

Newsnight: Benefits Street's 'White Dee' Doesn't Know Why She Hasn't Made Money From Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

White Dee, star of the erstwhile Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street, has slammed the broadcaster for lying to her about the name of the show...

Is News Ruining Our Lives?

Jon Snow | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

We are amid the greatest revolution human life has ever known - the liberation of communication - in the hands of the many as well as that dangerous few. Yes of course the danger is there - the danger that what we call news maybe hijacked, distorted, lied about, propogandised. But today I argue that we stand at the dawn of the golden age of what we have come to describe as journalism. The mediation of information by individuals, collectives, groups, whom WE have the very individual powers to choose.

'Big Ballet' Stars Get Viewers Emotional

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The brave stars of Channel 4's 'Big Ballet' documentary have been given their dream roles in a Swan Lake production, years after some were told they w...

Benefits Street Stars In Court On Drug Charges

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Four residents of the road featured in the Benefits Street TV series have appeared in court accused of drug offences. Samora Roberts, known to view...

Risque New Campaign Gets People Talking About the Joy of SAFE Sex, but What Is Its Message..?

Paul Drury | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Drury

Just before Valentine's Day, a hot new TV advert is celebrating the joy of SAFE sex. The provocative ad has certainly got people talking - but what is its message?

WATCH: Channel 4 Makes Proud Statement For Sochi Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4 has made a proud statement in time for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, beginning on Friday. With the world debating ...

Channel 4's Big Ballet: Will Plus-Size Ballerinas Change The Status Quo?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the word 'ballet' conjures up images of svelte ballerinas, think again. Channel 4's 'Big Ballet' is attempting to turn the typical ballerina im...

Politics Is Far Too Important to Be Left to Politicians Alone

Kamran Hussain | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

Banging on about democracy is one thing and actually implementing it fairly is another. Whether it's "why young people don't vote" or the call for "the ban on the niqaab" being discussed, those representative of the groups in question are not given the opportunity to have their say.

A 'Crummy, Misleading' Series

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Former MP Clare Short has criticised Benefits Street - the Channel 4 show filmed in her former constituency - calling it "crummy and misleading". T...

Why Are We Ignoring the Human Cost of Benefits Street?

Louis Degenhardt | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Degenhardt

Benefits Street has provided a unique opportunity - it has made the nature of our welfare state an unprecedentedly hot topic. That chance needs to be seized upon by progressives everywhere. They must not get lost in the smaller picture, but change the nature of the debate itself.

TV REPLAY: Sinitta Fails In Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'The Jump' - showcasing a bunch of celebs doing their best in a bunch of Winter Olympics sporting events - has definitely improved since its rather li...

Censorship on Channel 4 News; An Open Letter to the Editor From the National Secular Society

Stephen Evans | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Stephen Evans

We were surprised and extremely disappointed to see that Channel 4 News took the decision to cover up the image of Mohammed when showing the Jesus & Mo cartoon, and we are thus keen to elicit the rationale behind that particular editorial decision.

'Benefits Street' - Its About Exploitation

Bob Morgan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

At the risk of stating the very obvious it is clear from the title of the documentary series 'Benefits Street' that the aim of the film makers was to identify those featured on the show primarily as benefit claimants.

Benefits Street: Where Poverty Becomes Entertaining

Isabelle Younane | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

"It's our money," said one clipped voice in the back row, "so we should have the right to scrutinise what they do with it." He may have been a single audience member in Sunday's episode of The Big Questions, but this rattled taxpayer summed up everything that is wrong with Benefits Street - the urban zoo that has slammed Channel 4's ratings into high gear.

EXCLUSIVE: How Did He Do This Trick?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

There's a new magician in town, and his name is Troy. 24-year-old Troy Von Scheibner is of German and Jamaican heritage and grew up in South Londo...

Benefits Street: Easy Prey

Rosie Kelly | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Kelly

Not only does Benefits Street propagate the myth of the work-shy, morally reprehensible benefits scrounger, it also neglects the majority of benefits claimants. Contrary to popular belief, most are not on unemployment benefits. In fact, the largest part of the welfare bill is spent on state pensions, with disability benefits and family benefits also coming in costing substantially more than unemployment.

The Toxic Underclass Behind Benefits Street

Karl Davis | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

Watching Benefits Street made me feel voyeuristic. It made me feel depressed. It made me feel angry at the manner in which our actions are defined by the box we allow the mainstream media to dump us in.