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The freefall from grace of Channel 4

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Channel 4 was once the cool younger brother of the UK broadcasting family. It played the role of black sheep brilliantly, producing programmes, stars and standards of broadcasting rarely reached in the television era.

However, under the leadership of Andy Duncan, recent years have seen major trouble for the broadcaster, particularly in the furores over reality TV guff, in particular Big Brother, where the entire remit of the station has been called into question and a number of phone-in scandals. (Must be noted here this is not just a C4 problem, BBC productions have also been in hot water over this.) Read the rest of this entry »

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