Random Acts S4 TX: 9 Nov 2017, Week 45

Channel 4’s late-night, post-pub serving of the world’s craziest and most creative short films returns for a fourth series, once more curated and hosted by Zawe Ashton. Featuring brand new talent and experimental work from more established names, the shorts are a heady mixture of music, animation, dance, visual art, spoken word and uncategorisable creative brilliance – a selection for which the phrase ‘only on Channel 4…’ could have been designed.

Episode 1

BAFTA winning actor Monica Dolan battles a killer houseplant, poet Simon Armitage shares his final words, and Alex Bag leaves a big surprise in your adult diaper. Plus award-winning dance from Antoine Marc.

Episode 2

Young people's laureate Caleb Femi smashes preconceptions, dancing meets architecture at the Barbican, and a disturbing kids-only dystopia in Aaron Dunleavy's Strays. Plus: trees fight back in a trippy animation.

Episode 3

Musician Laura Marling catches the eye of comedian Tim Key, a performance poet has a stern word with her pelvis pal in Ode To A Fuckboi, and the #TeamIndus Indian space mission inspires dance from celebrated choreographer Hemabharathy Palani. Plus: find out exactly How To Be Rad…

Episode 4

Misfits' charmer Robert Sheehan is down and out in LA, BAFTA winner Duncan Cowles flogs stock footage for cold hard cash, and we're feeling thirsty in an animated post-apocalypse. Plus: in a single-take experiment, Chelsea Supporter Enters Frame Left.

Episode 5

Modern philosopher Alain de Botton explains how to recount your dreams, the greatest library you've never seen, and a gruesome waking nightmare set in a circus. Plus: mass movement from the Sadler's Wells National Youth Dance Company.

Episode 6

Jarman prize-winner Heather Philipson's love letter to her pet pooch, non-binary gender conforming artist Depresstival battles a cardboard robot, and a teenager finger-swipes her way into digital oblivion. Plus: a sexy doughnut that's just asking to be eaten.

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