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The Black Lesbian Handbook

A lively guide to the underground Black Lesbian scene in Britain

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The Black Lesbian Handbook

  1. Head and Straps
    Head and Straps

    Straps (n. pl.): Sex toys popular with lesbians

  2. The Stem
    The Stem

    Stem (n.): A lesbian who plays both masculine and feminine roles

  3. The Token
    The Token

    Token (n.): Minority white girl on The Scene

  4. The Fem
    The Fem

    Fem (n.): The girly one in a lesbian relationship

First Dates

Picks

Here's eight of our very favourite moments from the first two series of First Dates. And don't worry... DJ Terry Turbo is in there, with some of his quickest courting ever.

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Body Mods

  1. Elf Ears
    Elf Ears

    Ear pointing: Natasha lives out her favourite fantasies by becoming part-elf

  2. Hole in the Head
    Hole in the Head

    Ear scalpelling: Jamie doesn't believe in slow and steady, so he goes for fast and ready-made by chopping a lump out of hi..

  3. Skin Corset
    Skin Corset

    Corset piercing: Straight-laced lawyer-to-be Neesha gets straight laces attached right across her back

  4. The House of Dr Evil
    The House of Dr Evil

    Tongue Split: Wayne loves to look different and feels naked without his body modifications

Gay, Sex Apps and Me

Gay, Sex Apps and Me

Harry Hitchens immerses himself in the world of gay men's dating apps. How do people use them, what are the positives and pitfalls, and what happens when Harry uses the apps himself?

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Bad Dates

  1. The Rich Dad
    The Rich Dad

    Cockney Richelle's out of her depth with her rich boy date. Can she hold it together on his Dad's private jet?

  2. The Girl with the Mad Dad
    The Girl with the Mad Dad

    Luke's found his dream girl. Let's hope he doesn't blow it by doing something really weird in her dad's house.

  3. The Coolest Kid in School
    The Coolest Kid in School

    Joanne's first date has love, a wedding, betrayal and revenge - not bad for primary school

  4. The 1980s Goth
    The 1980s Goth

    It's 1982 and Stevyn takes a lovely nurse to McDonalds... who turns out to be far less angelic than he expected

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  1. Tofu
    Tofu

    The British public, porn stars and casts of Cucumber and Banana share their sex confessions and disastrous encounters

  2. The Black Lesbian Handbook
    The Black Lesbian Handbook

    A lively guide to the underground Black Lesbian scene in Britain

  3. Makers
    Makers

    Celebrating a new order of creative young entrepreneurs around the world who are passionate about quality craftsmanship...

  4. Body Mods
    Body Mods

    Now that tattoos are mainstream, are body modifications the new tattoos - real, full-on bodily rebellion?

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  1. 24 Hour Party Politics
    24 Hour Party Politics

    Follow Bez, the Happy Monday taking on corporate monsters and political schemers in his own unique style.

  2. Bad Dates
    Bad Dates

    True, painful and hilarious dating stories from real people, re-enacted by actors

  3. Bad Robots
    Bad Robots

    Tired of being taken for granted, technology is rising up against humans - the robots are coming.

  4. Body Mods
    Body Mods

    Now that tattoos are mainstream, are body modifications the new tattoos? Real, full-on bodily rebellion?

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  1. Channel 4 Comedy: Picks
    Channel 4 Comedy: Picks

    Some of the best moments from some of our favourite comedies...

  2. Comedy Blaps
    Comedy Blaps

    Channel 4's vehicle for delivering fresh comedy talent in moreish, bite-sized chunks

  3. Craic Addicts
    Craic Addicts

    Craic Addicts reviews the messed-up internet and real-life trends that are set to dominate your life

  4. Daughters and Fathers
    Daughters and Fathers

    What daughters really think of their fathers. What fathers really think of their daughters.

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  1. Double Vision
    Double Vision

    Key life events - from first dates to childbirth - seen from the different perspectives of the two people involved

  2. Educating Binky
    Educating Binky

    Mark Francis takes the hapless Binky on a couture tour of London to educate her in the ways of high-end style

  3. Educating: What I'd Wish I'd Known
    Educating: What I'd Wish I'd Known

    Students from Educating Essex and Yorkshire reveal one piece of advice they wish they could have given their teenage selves

  4. Futurgasm
    Futurgasm

    KG goes to San Fran to check out the latest tech and social trends and see Which crazes will make it this side of the water

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  1. Food Secrets
    Food Secrets

    Kate Quilton uncovers the good, the bad and the ugly food secrets lurking in your kitchen.

  2. Four to the Floor Presents...
    Four to the Floor Presents...

    Celebrating music you love with intimate access and passion-fueled performances from this generation's most tipped artists

  3. Guy Martin's Passion for Life
    Guy Martin's Passion for Life

    A series of films that reveal Guy's complex character featuring exclusive access to his normally off-limits private life

  4. Hollyoaks: The Story of Mercedes
    Hollyoaks: The Story of Mercedes

    Murder, affairs and a LOT of bodycon. Join Hollyoaks actress Jen Metcalfe as she looks back at the life of Mercedes McQueen

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  1. Hollyoaks: Tom's Life
    Hollyoaks: Tom's Life

    After Nancy and Darren's break up Tom's plan to get them back together goes wrong he almost gives up completely...

  2. Home Truths
    Home Truths

    A series of short films exploring what Home means to us in all its weird and wonderful forms

  3. Jamie Oliver's Food Tube
    Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

    Jamie Oliver and guests serve up some of their best tips and recipes

  4. Made in Chelsea: Normal for Chelsea
    Made in Chelsea: Normal for Chelsea

    Every Channel 4 show bends the idea of normal, through characters, opinions and situations. But what is or isn't 

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  1. Made in Chelsea: Picks
    Made in Chelsea: Picks

    Made In Chelsea rolled into tiny packages. Expect flirting, awkward silences, insane parties and plenty of eye rolling.

  2. Mad on Chelsea
    Mad on Chelsea

    The ultimate Made in Chelsea super-fan show, hosted by your favourite MiC cast, featuring you, the fans!

  3. Makers
    Makers

    Celebrating creative entrepreneurs around the world who are passionate about quality, attention-to-detail and craftsmanship

  4. Mashed
    Mashed

    #mashed is jam packed with 100% original comedy clips from awesome YouTube talent

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  1. My Secret Tattoo
    My Secret Tattoo

    The unlikeliest people have the unlikeliest tattoos in the unlikeliest places, and now their secrets are revealed

  2. Not Safe For Work: Picks
    Not Safe For Work: Picks

    Get up close and personal with some adult-themed shows. Birds do it. Bees do it. Even we at 4oD do it...

  3. Online and Lying
    Online and Lying

    Why are our online lives so different from our real lives, and what effect does this have on us, friends and our family?

  4. Random Acts
    Random Acts

    Showcasing diverse, specially commissioned three-minute films chosen for their bold and original expressions of creativity

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  1. Selfies
    Selfies

    Four young Brits film themselves as they live through dramatic, life-changing moments

  2. Tattoo Twists
    Tattoo Twists

    The human stories behind tattoos that get covered up or changed, for all kinds of reasons

  3. Taxi Gags
    Taxi Gags

    Comedy in a cab! It's the funniest journey you'll ever take, as comics share their jokes, stories, rants and confessions.

  4. The Complete History Of…
    The Complete History Of…

    Pompous Professor Martins (the Mighty Boosh's Rich Fulcher) is on a mission to discover the history of modern trends

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  1. The Inbetweeners Picks
    The Inbetweeners Picks

    We examine the most memorable, hilarious - and often disgusting - moments from The Inbetweeners

  2. Toast of London: Picks
    Toast of London: Picks

    We pulled together some of our favourite bits from the daily life of actor Stephen Toast

  3. Two Players
    Two Players

    Stars kick back on our sofa for a chat while playing some of the newest, best and worst video games

  4. World War 1 Shorts
    World War 1 Shorts

    Disabled artists present unorthodox takes on the legacies of war and disability

Shorts synopsis

Original bite-sized shows on demand