Here you can find some of Channel 4's announcements from The Edinburgh TV Festival 2020.
Four commissions from Channel 4 to mark Black History Month
Channel 4 will be marking October’s Black History Month with a round of four commissions, offering an important platform for different aspects of the Black experience in modern Britain. These undeniably bold and extremely relevant documentaries include; Black, British and Funny (w/t), Mo Gilligan
The critically acclaimed Grayson’s Art Club to return to Channel 4
Grayson’s Art Club, the critically acclaimed series, from BAFTA-winning production company Swan Films, has been recommissioned by Channel 4. The second series will see contemporary award-winning artist, writer and broadcaster Grayson Perry return to screens from his studio. Along with his wife, the
Channel 4 reveals the ten Black, Asian & minority ethnic-led indies selected for its Accelerator
An additional number of impressive indies have also been identified and will continue to work with the channel and benefit from further development Channel 4 has today revealed the ten indies selected in partnership with The TV Collective following the launch of its Indie Accelerator last month
Channel 4 commissions Black, British and Funny (w/t) by Mo Gilligan from Rumpus Media and Momo G
If you were to ask the average British person on the street to name five well-known Black British comedians, they would struggle to give you an answer. But last year a new stand-up burst onto the scene with his own unique brand of comedy. He is Black and he is British… enter Mo Gilligan, the first Black comedian to front a prime time show in 20 years.
Channel 4 Drama announces My Name is Lizzie (w/t)
Niamh Algar leads the cast in a gripping 4-part piece examining the controversial honeytrap at the heart of one of Britain’s most high-profile cases
Channel 4 to investigate Are Women The Fitter Sex? w/t
Channel 4 has commissioned Blink Films to investigate Are Women The Fitter Sex? Presented by Doctor Ronx, an Emergency Doctor from London’s Hackney Homerton Hospital, who takes us on a journey of discovery, interviewing researchers and patients, in search of answers. There have currently been over
Channel 4 commissions The National Comedy Awards for Stand Up To Cancer (w/t) from Hungry Bear
Channel 4 will celebrate the stars of UK comedy with a glorious viewer-voted awards show set to air in 2021 in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.
Channel 4 commissions brand new gripping drama: Somewhere Boy
Channel 4 has today commissioned Somewhere Boy, a new 8 x 30 drama by Pete Jackson (One Normal Night, Love In Recovery) from Clerkenwell Films, the makers of the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 show The End of the F***ing World.
Channel 4 sends Rosie Jones on a Great British, Female, Gay, Disabled, COVID Compliant Adventure (w/t)
Comedian Rosie Jones isn’t going to let a global pandemic stand in the way of her travel plans, this year she’s off on an adventure that ticks all the boxes... A Great British, Female, Gay, Disabled, Covid Compliant Adventure (w/t).