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A licence to be different : the story of Channel 4

Author: Maggie Brown
Publisher: London : BFI, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an accessible account of Channel 4's history, from creation & appearance on air on November 2 1982 - to the present day. The book will trace how the channel came about, and provide an account of its eventful history through a focus on key figures including Jeremy Isaacs, Liz Forgan & Phil Redmond.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Maggie.
Licence to be different.
London : BFI, 2007
(OCoLC)681051927
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Brown
ISBN: 9781844572045 1844572048 1844572056 9781844572052
OCLC Number: 163337530
Description: xii, 356 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. How Celebrity Big Brother changed Channel 4 --
2. long and winding road --
3. Isaacs: maverick founder --
4. Godfather in the green Rolls Royce --
5. Miss No One from Nowhere joins Channel 4 --
6. Launch: a white-knuckle ride --
7. Disaster! Channel 4 News --
8. Two tigers at the table --
9. Calmer waters --
10. Likely lads flourish as Isaacs leaves --
11. Dark horse makes the Grade --
12. Breakfast with handcuffs --
13. golden formula --
14. Britain's Pornographer-in-Chief? --
15. Drama! GBH, Potter, Film on Four --
16. Whitehall warriors fight privatisation --
17. Lexus man arrives --
18. New things in the air --
19. Spending spree --
20. wall of leisure --
21. Caught out by 9/11 --
22. Thompson's vaulting ambition --
23. Two men with L plates --
24. Big Brother --
25. Channel 4 at the crossroads.
Responsibility: Maggie Brown.

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Traces the history and development of Channel 4, one of the UK's best loved and most controversial TV channels. Identifies key figures and signature programmes such as 'Brookside,' 'The Big  Read more...

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