Channel 4

Scotland’s luvvies are coming unstuck over their bid for the Channel 4 HQ

2 June 2018 13:55

Those who worry that Channel 4 has become risk-averse might be fretting needlessly. The broadcaster has shortlisted Glasgow as a location for…

Watch: Max Mosley’s disastrous Channel 4 interview – ‘that probably is racist’

27 February 2018 21:14

Oh dear. This week the Daily Mail published the findings of an investigation into the ‘racist and thuggish’ past of ex-Formula…

It’s easy to predict where the Cathy Newman backlash will lead

21 January 2018 17:16

Last week I wrote in this space about Cathy Newman’s catastrophic interview with the Canadian academic Jordan Peterson. Since then…

Tower Hamlets is the bleak end-point of diversity

1 September 2017 10:52

People sometimes accuse me of being an immovable pessimist about our continent’s future. And I normally reply with the simple…

Jon Snow embraces his inner Corbynista at Glastonbury

27 June 2017 14:29

Of late, Channel 4 appears to be on a mission to rebrand itself as home of the Corbynista, with the…

Even in Manchester, the BBC’s culture is purely and achingly London

9 April 2017 9:00

An American woman started a website called ‘People I Want to Punch in the Throat’, in which she listed the…

Channel 4’s Seven O’Clock News humiliation

22 March 2017 21:26

Oh dear. With Scotland Yard treating today’s attack in Westminster this afternoon ‘as a terrorist incident’, hacks have spent the day trying…

Islam – unlike Christianity – refuses to see virtue in secularism

6 March 2017 16:01

There was a good programme last week on Channel 4 about Muslims looking for love, or at least marriage. It…

Wanted: Brexiteers for Wife Swap

14 February 2017 13:02

Just in case tensions between Brexiteers and Remain-ers were beginning to die down now that MPs have voted for Article…

The complicated truth about generational inequality in the UK

9 October 2016 17:13

I’ve spent the last few weeks making a documentary for Channel 4’s Dispatches on what I regard as one the…

Paul Mason accused of being a Tory

15 April 2016 10:42

Now that Jeremy Corbyn is head of the Labour party, his army of Corbynistas are waiting in the wings, ready…

Channel 4’s Sex Box is far more damaging to British culture than Islamism

14 April 2016 14:39

Last night Channel 4 broadcast a programme by Trevor Phillips, in which he worried about the integration of British Muslims. He…

The BBC must address its lack of diversity – or risk losing viewers

14 April 2016 8:07

Growing up in my Mum’s house, Wogan was king. Throughout the 1980s leading lights like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and…

Channel 4’s Sex Box is vandalising our culture

5 April 2016 13:51

Some people seem to want to discuss their sex lives on television, as in the show Sex Box. Couples are…

Watch: Michael Crick chases down Lord Feldman

10 March 2016 17:05

Michael Crick’s Channel 4 report into Tory election spending has led to an investigation by the Electoral Commission into the…

C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas le journalisme

23 November 2015 14:16

Andrew Neil is the best political interviewer in Britain. I am not just saying that because he is so high…

Watch: Richard Burgon’s car-crash Channel 4 interview

15 October 2015 9:07

As Labour’s new shadow City Minister, Richard Burgon will be hoping to prove that his party isn’t as anti-business as they…

Hacks spat on outside Tory conference

4 October 2015 17:33

Oh dear. With the People’s Assembly organising a week of protests to coincide with the Tory conference, things have got…

Chris Bryant: government ‘fibbing’ about Channel 4 privatisation

28 September 2015 12:54

Although Michael Dugher is now Labour’s shadow culture secretary, his predecessor Chris Bryant is still keeping a close eye on the…

At last, Jeremy Corbyn befriends a cameraman

17 September 2015 14:27

Jeremy Corbyn has not had much luck with cameramen of late. Since he was elected as Labour’s new leader over…

Michael Crick outs Conservative press officer at Jeremy Corbyn rally

8 September 2015 23:13

Although Conservative politicians insist they are not worried by the threat of a Jeremy Corbyn led opposition, an incident that…

Paul Mason comes to Alex Salmond’s defence over BBC bias

1 September 2015 10:10

With Alex Salmond currently engaged in a war of words with Nick Robinson over the BBC’s ‘disgraceful’ coverage of the…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s cantankerous interview on his ‘friends’ in Hamas

13 July 2015 20:43

Jeremy Corbyn is finally receiving the scrutiny he deserves. On Channel 4 News this evening, the hard-left Labour leader hopeful…

Amanda Platell is wrong: only Ch4 would have had the guts to screen Benefits Street

11 July 2015 10:42

My Saturday morning would not be complete without Amanda Platell’s delicious put-downs in the Daily Mail, usually aimed at people…

Paul Mason calls Syriza critic a ‘Nazi collaborator’

8 July 2015 9:25

Covering the Greece crisis appears to be beginning to take its toll on Paul Mason. Channel 4’s economics editor became embroiled in…