2 Nov 2022

Channel 4 turns 40: Four decades of news in four minutes

It’s exactly 40 years since the very first edition of Channel 4 News. Our top stories? Rather familiar: spending cuts, strikes, and British involvement in an overseas war.

Some of the familiar faces have changed but we’ve kept on striving to bring you the most diverse voices and the most challenging journalism – along with just a dash of mischief.

Here are some of the highlights of the last four decades – in four minutes.