Comedy

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

 

Michaela Coel on Chewing Gum, rude sex, Jeremy Corbyn

After being closeted away in a girls' school and becoming a militant Christian, she's gone on to tell lurid tales of her sex life and is about to play a murderous webcam girl. Whatever happened, Michaela Coel?

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