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#EdFringe: Gavin Lind

Perhaps not the slickest routine you'll see on this year's Fringe circuit but mediocrity has never been this funny

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


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