Channel 4

What Jon Snow meant when he talked about ‘white people’

1 April 2019 15:24

Jon Snow has had a lot of flak for his ‘white people’ comment at the tail end of his report…

The three scenes from Ch4’s Brexit film that show why Remain lost

7 January 2019 16:30

As soon as Channel 4 announced Benedict Cumberbatch had been cast as Dominic Cummings in its Brexit film, a hatchet…

‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’ will please both Leavers and Remainers

7 January 2019 11:02

It starts with a balding weirdo locked in a cupboard ranting about mythological abstractions. This is Dominic Cummings, the key…

The shame of Naked Attraction

3 December 2018 15:47

The fact that Naked Attraction is still being broadcast after a year or so strikes me as proof that there…

Watch: Rupa Huq’s Boris impression

9 August 2018 9:04

Boris Johnson appears to be getting it from all sides today as the row over his burka comments hits day…

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…