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  • Channel 4 series documents extraordinary experiment that PROVES the welfare state has lost its way

    08/13/2013 7:05:29 PM PDT · by cutofyourjib · 5 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | 11 August 2013 | Melissa Kite
    When we first meet Karen, star of a new Channel 4 documentary, she is driving a huge, silver Nissan people-carrier. The 54-year-old grandmother is smartly dressed in fashionable clothes, jewellery and sports an immaculate manicure. But neither her car nor her clothes are paid for by her wages. Instead, Karen is among the 20 million people claiming benefits in Britain. ... Now, a Channel 4 series, Benefits Britain 1949, explores exactly that question by challenging claimants ó including Karen ó to live on what they would have received when the welfare state was born.
  • British TV Channel to Air Muslim Call to Prayer

    07/04/2013 8:21:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/3/13 | Belinda Goldsmith
    (Reuters) - A British television station will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every morning during Ramadan to give a voice to Britain's Muslim minority, which has faced a backlash since the murder of a soldier on a London street. Channel 4 on Tuesday announced it would be the first mainstream national broadcaster to air the call, issuing it at 3 a.m. daily from July 9 for the entire Muslim month of fasting. The publicly-owned broadcaster, set up to appeal to minority audiences, will also interrupt its programming four times on the first day of Ramadan with 20-second films to...
  • Channel 4 to broadcast daily Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan next month

    07/03/2013 4:08:34 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 02, 2013 | Vanessa Allen
    Channel 4 is to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan this year, it revealed yesterday. Starting next week, the broadcaster will transmit the morning call to prayer daily for the 30 days of Ramadan. It is believed to be the first time a mainstream British television channel has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer. Channel 4ís head of factual programming Ralph Lee said almost five per cent of the British population would Ďactively engageí in Ramadan this month, adding: ĎCan we say the same of other national events that have received blanket coverage on television such as the...
  • Syrian rebels tried to get me killed, says Channel 4 correspondent

    06/08/2012 10:44:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/8/12
    Alex Thomson says crew was led to 'free-fire zone' as deaths would discredit Bashar al-Assad's regimeThe chief correspondent of Channel 4 News has claimed that Syrian rebels deliberately tried to get him and his crew killed by gunfire from government forces in a bid to discredit the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Alex Thomson alleged a small group from the Free Syrian Army deliberately guided the vehicle in which he and his Channel 4 News colleagues were travelling into what he described as a "free-fire zone" on a blocked road near the city of al-Qusayr, because "dead journos are bad for...
  • Homosexual activistís ďdocumentaryĒ about Pope Benedict to air before visit to England

    06/09/2010 10:12:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 78+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | June 8, 2010 | Fr. Z
    I don‚Äôt know whether this is mainly for your Last Acceptable Prejudice file or your Throwing a Nutty file ‚Ķ from CNA.¬† My emphases and comments: Catholics denounce slated ‚Äėdocumentary‚Äô on Pope by homosexual activist London, England, Jun 8, 2010 / 01:07 am (CNA).- A homosexual activist [deviant, and therefore in liberal eyes well-qualified‚Ķ] and Vatican protestor in the U.K. is slated to make what he calls a ‚Äúfactual‚ÄĚ documentary on the Holy Father, [It will be truly unbiased, I bet.] which is set to air just before the upcoming papal trip. One critic of the proposed film called it...
  • Mumbai massacre revisited

    07/05/2009 9:08:03 PM PDT · by cold start · 12 replies · 598+ views
    http://www.dawn.com ^ | 04 Jul, 2009 | Irfan Husain
    ALL too often, natural disasters and human atrocities make only a fleeting impression. We watch fascinated and horrified as TV anchors give us their impressions while images of death and disaster roll across our screens. But soon, one particular crisis is overtaken by another, and relentlessly, the news cycle moves on. It is not until one sees and hears the survivors that the magnitude of a disaster really sinks in. This is what I experienced while watching Channel 4ís programme on its Dispatches series. Called Terror in Mumbai, the documentary retraces the steps of the terrorists as they first landed...
  • WSMV Anchor Dan Miller Dead At 67 [Nashville, TN NBC affiliate]

    04/09/2009 7:49:31 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 10 replies · 1,716+ views
    WSMV.com ^ | 04-09-2009 | WSMV Nashville
    Miller Dies In Hometown Of Augusta, Ga. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Longtime WSMV-TV anchor Dan Miller died Wednesday night of a heart attack in his hometown of Augusta, Ga. at the age of 67. Miller was in Augusta to watch practice rounds of the Masters Golf Tournament with fellow friends and longtime co-workers Terry Bulger and Rudy Kalis. Miller had anchored evening newscasts for Channel 4 since the 1970s. For a short time, he worked in Los Angeles TV news and was Pat Sajak's sidekick for a short-lived late-night talk show Sajak did on CBS-TV. He returned to WSMV-TV in the...
  • Government rebukes Channel 4 for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad broadcast

    12/26/2008 12:35:49 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies · 490+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | December 26, 2008 | Patrick Foster
    Channel 4 was rebuked by the Government yesterday for its decision to broadcast an address by the President of Iran as the channelís alternative Christmas message. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that providing a platform for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called the Holocaust ďa mythĒ, would cause widespread offence, despite the conciliatory tone of his speech. A spokeswoman for the FCO said: ďPresident Ahmadinejad has, during his time in office, made a series of appalling anti-Semitic statements. The British media are rightly free to make their own editorial choices, but this invitation will cause offence and bemusement not just...
  • Ahmadinejad to give alternative Christmas message

    12/24/2008 9:13:24 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 462+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 24, 2008 | Joanna Sugden
    Jewish groups were up in arms today when it was revealed that Channel 4's "alternative" Christmas Day broadcast is to be delivered by President Ahmadinejad of Iran. Mr Ahmadinejad's speech will go out at 7.15pm, four hours after the Queen's traditional Christmas Day message is broadcast on the main channels. His message is a spiritual one but includes some more nakedly political elements - including the implicit claim that if Jesus Christ were alive today, he would oppose US hegemony. ďIf Christ was on Earth today undoubtedly he would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist...
  • Misleading and defamatory: Channel 4 accused over documentary on Qur'an

    07/28/2008 1:05:58 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 13 replies · 274+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2008 | Riazat Butt
    It was described as an "exemplary piece of programme making" by an award winning film-maker which launched a week of television coverage of Islam. But a Channel 4 documentary on the Qur'an has angered a group of leading Shia Muslim scholars, who have criticised it for making "seriously inaccurate statements" about their branch of the faith. In a letter to Channel 4, they said that the depiction of Shia beliefs in The Qur'an, broadcast earlier this month, was "disappointing, misleading, even defamatory". The signatories to the letter were also angered by the apparent links made between Shiaism and violence, with...
  • Channel 4 to be censured over controversial climate film

    07/19/2008 6:59:23 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 15 replies · 604+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 19, 2008 | Owen Gibson,
    -- snip -- Complaints about privacy and fairness from the government's former chief scientist, Sir David King, and the Nobel peace prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be upheld on almost all counts, the Guardian has learned. But it is understood that Channel 4 will still claim victory because the ultimate verdict on a separate complaint about accuracy, which contained 131 specific points and ran to 270 pages, will find that it did not breach the regulator's broadcasting code and did not materially mislead viewers...
  • The Queen Who Loved To Love

    05/31/2008 8:12:53 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 6 replies · 186+ views
    The Daily Record, UK ^ | May 31, 2008 | Graham Keal And Paul English
    Romantic, passionate, tempestuous, and prone to potentially scandalous liaisons - all words that haven't often been attached to Queen Victoria in the past. Or at least, not as often as words such as buttoned up, repressed, dour and imperious. But this challenging new docu-drama - mixing comments from experts with dramatisations of key moments in Victoria's life and entries from her own diaries - insists that the popular image of Queen Victoria as the epitome of prudishness is way off the mark. "She was a doer, she was a goer," says Oscar-winning screenwriter and former Monarch of the Glen star...
  • Isn't this a disgrace? (vanity)

    09/06/2007 2:34:58 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 14 replies · 443+ views
    So as you all know, it's the 9/11 anniversary next Tuesday. On Monday night (10th september) Channel 4 in the UK (one of the 5 main terrestrial tv networks) has decided to show fahrenheit 9/11. Isn't that a complete disgrace? Am I making something out of nothing or is this just a complete insult and exploitation as I believe it is. http://www.uknetguide.co.uk/TV/ Look for monday the 10th 9pm. I only know this in advance because they've been advertising it for ages including in the middle of a 9/11 documentary they just showed. I'd imagine if ANY of the major US...
  • The climate change truth-deniers

    03/13/2007 1:57:41 PM PDT · by Rodney Kings Brain · 8 replies · 823+ views
    Melaniephillips.com ^ | March 13th, 2007 | Melanie Phillips
    On BBC Radio Fourís Today programme this morning, the Environment Secretary David Miliband, asked whether there was anything in last weekís Channel Four documentary ĎThe Great Global Warming Swindleí, gave the following memorable reply : I didnít see the programme ó but I promise you I will do a blog demolishing its contents. This just about sums up the received wisdom on man-made global warming: conclusion first, evidence later. Milibandís reply was of a piece with the general response by the global warmers to the C4 filmís evidence: it has either been ignored, or rubbished with some feeble arguments, or...
  • C4 to feature broadcaster in niqab for Christmas

    12/05/2006 5:45:18 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 41 replies · 813+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5th December 2006
    Channel 4 is to reignite controversy over the wearing of the veil - by featuring a Muslim woman in full niqab giving the broadcaster's alternative Christmas message. The woman, today named only as Khadija and said to be a lecturer in Islamic studies, will go head-to-head with the Queen when she gives her annual speech to the nation on 25 December. Producers are said to have "discovered" her after a month-long search for a suitable candidate. A spokesman for the channel added: "We felt it fitting that Channel 4's alternative Christmas message should be given by a Muslim woman in...
  • "Death of a President" Is Dead (Hateful Leftist Assassination Fantasy is Box Office FLOP!)

    11/30/2006 10:47:39 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 33 replies · 1,436+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 11/30/2006 | Roger Friedman
    "Death of a President," the inappropriate mockumentary that was shown with much controversy at the Toronto Film Festival, is dead after a month in release. The Gabriel Range-directed feature ó which showed the simulated assassination of President George W. Bush ó was released on Oct. 27 by Newmarket Films, the same company that gave us "The Passion of the Christ." Newmarket opened the film on 143 screens. Thirty three days later it's playing on three screens ó one very small one in New York City, one in Madison, Wis., and another in Norfolk, Va. So far the pitiful total take...
  • UK drama paints fictional assassination of Bush

    08/31/2006 5:56:22 AM PDT · by indcons · 53 replies · 1,231+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 31, 2006 | Adam Pasick
    LONDON (Reuters) - British public broadcaster Channel 4 is courting controversy with what it calls a "shockingly real" drama about the fictional assassination of President George W. Bush. "Death of a President," shot in the form of a documentary examining the assassination, will use a blend of archival footage and computer-generated special effects to portray Bush in October 2007 arriving in Chicago during an anti-war rally. In the film, Bush is killed by a sniper, and the investigation quickly focuses on a Syrian-born man. It will air in October on Channel 4's More4 digital channel, as well as at the...
  • The Hamburg Cell - British TV movie sympathetic to hijackers of 9/11

    08/31/2004 3:40:37 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 10 replies · 966+ views
    On Thursday at 9pm, Britainís Channel 4 will air a docu-drama retelling the story of 9/11 through the view of one of the hijackers. In the previews for this movie, a hijacker is shown to be torn between his love and his love for jihad. I think this is a horrible idea as it will end up portraying the hijacker in a sympathetic light. At some point, the viewer will show some compassion towards the hijacker who helped murder 3000 innocent people. Would anyone recommend a docu-drama to show the relationship with Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun during the final...
  • FACE OF SADISTIC MURDERER

    08/19/2004 3:36:29 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 655+ views
    Sky News ^ | Thursday August 19, 2004 | N/A
    FACE OF SADISTIC MURDERER An undercover reporter for the BBC and Channel 4 has been jailed for 24 years for torturing a man to death. James Raven, 44, beat, whipped and burned Brian Walters before attacking him with an industrial staple gun while the victim's family watched. Raven, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, was found guilty of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. Co-defendant John Wilson, 55, of Glossop, Derbyshire, was also sentenced to 24 years in jail after being found guilty of the same charges. Chester Crown Court heard the attack happened in Tabley, Cheshire,...
  • Age of consent examined in Channel 4 sex series

    08/05/2003 4:56:34 PM PDT · by sjersey · 95 replies · 1,178+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/6/2003 | Tom Leonard
    Channel 4 is to examine whether the age of consent should be lowered to 14 in a series of programmes devoted to teenage sex, it said yesterday. The Adult At 14 season will offer a "realistic examination of teenage sexuality" in a succession of programmes highlighting the increasingly sexualised world in which children grow up. In one episode, Age Of Consent, the presenter, Miranda Sawyer, argues that sex below the age of 16 should be legalised. Another documentary, Porn To Be Young, will interview young people about their attitude towards pornography, while in 14 Alone, a group of 10 14-year-old...