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Coulthard's love of life helps Channel 4 give F1 a breath of fresh air

Channel 4 were given two months to put together a team that could restore interest in Formula 1. So far, the signs are good, but with exclusive pay-per-view rights on the horizon, what are the terrestrial broadcasters doing to leave F1 in better state than when they received it?

Channel 4, the champion of yoof

If the broadcaster is to be part-privatised, will it lose its edge? Mike Bolland, the channel’s first youth controller, recalls how an ‘alternative’ public remit led to blowjobs at teatime, ‘fuck’ counts, sacrilegious cigar commercials and scandal-hit ministers (nearly) unmasked: no wonder Mary Whitehouse wasn’t a fan