A licence to be different: the story of Channel 4
This book traces how the channel came about, and provides an account of its eventful history through a focus on key figures including Jeremy Isaacs, Liz Forgan, Phil Redmond, Michael Grade, Andrea Wonfor and Michael Jackson. It covers signature and stand-out (for good and bad reasons) C4 programs such asRight To Reply,The Tube,The Comic Strip Presents,The Big Breakfast,The Word,Brookside,Wife SwapandFaking it; the channel's success with American imports such asHill Street Blues,FriendsandSex and the City, and the rise and fall of Film Four. Luke Johnson, Chairman of C4, has contributed a foreword for this book.
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