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# Channel 4

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# happy holid-ai
Channel 4’s Christmas message to be AI-generated and delivered by a robot
The message will be delivered by Ameca, one of the world’s most advanced robots.
# derry girls
'Those nuns!': Martin Scorsese reveals he’s been watching Derry Girls
Scorsese was recently asked about what he is currently watching.
# sweet victory
Spoiler Alert: Bake Off winner crowned
The season 13 finale aired last night.
# Channel 4
Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy taken off air for swearing at Steve Baker
The broadcaster said the remark followed a ‘robust interview’ with the Tory MP but it was ‘beneath the standards I set myself’.
# Channel 4
UK Culture Secretary and presenter Kirstie Allsopp clash over Channel 4 privatisation
The Culture Secretary said it was time for the broadcaster to ‘fly the nest towards a very exciting future’.
# Britain
British Tory MPs divided over Channel 4 privatisation as plans could face revolt
Father of the House Peter Bottomley told the PA news agency the House of Lords will take out any clause that privatises the network.
# Backlash
'Cultural vandalism': UK Government criticised over decision to privatise Channel 4
The broadcaster is state-owned but receives its funding from advertising, not from public money.
All time
# On the box
Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television
Channel 4 are showing the game from Murrayfield, and will have highlights from the rest of the tour.
# Channel 4
Anne Robinson named as first female host of Countdown
Robinson is best known as the host of the Weakest Link which she presented both in the UK and in America.
# gbbo
Great British Bake Off contestants created 'bubble' in a hotel for six weeks to record this year's series
The annual baking competition returned to TV screens last night.
# Leon and June
'She will be dearly missed': Gogglebox star June Bernicoff dies aged 82
The news was confirmed by the show’s producer this evening.
# cold feet
Boris Johnson replaced by ice sculpture as Michael Gove turned away from Channel 4 climate debate
Johnson was again accused of ‘running scared’ when he did not join other party leaders at the TV debate.
# Working Conditions
Channel 4 launches new policy to support workers experiencing menopause
New flexible working arrangements and menopause awareness briefings for management are to be introduced.
# Channel 4
Tory leadership candidates clash over Brexit and no-show Boris in first TV debate
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson.
Lyra McKee's partner hits out at 'idiot with a gun' who 'took away an amazing person'
McKee was shot dead during rioting in Derry in the early hours of Good Friday.
# On the box
TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments
Meanwhile, Paul Merson serves up the best bit of telly all week.
# all 4
23 shows worth watching on Channel 4's All 4 if you've had your fill of Netflix
Documentaries, dramas, comedies. You name it.
# pure
Here's why you should immediately start watching Channel 4's new series 'Pure'
And why you shouldn’t watch it with your parents.
# tigers vs sharks
As 'Shipwrecked' returns this week, let's look back at the most underrated reality show of the 00s
Pre-watershed TV at its finest.
# Brexit
May tries to woo MPs with offer of more power in Brexit process as Channel 4 confirmed for debate
The House of Commons will vote on the crucial agreement on Tuesday, 11 December.
# channel 4 survey
Johnson and Farage would've been worse in Brexit talks than May - UK survey
In the largest UK-wide survey since the referendum vote, 20,000 people were asked for their thoughts on Brexit.
# Cancer Research
Channel 4 has been insulting Piers Morgan on Twitter to raise funds for cancer research
The Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign caught a few people off guard today.
# Behind the mic
Ryle Nugent returning to rugby commentary alongside Jamie Heaslip
RTÉ’s former head of sport will be covering Ireland’s November internationals for Channel 4.
# the circle
Dan from The Circle's tale of online humiliation should be a lesson to us all
When bad catfishing happens to good people?
# On the box
Channel 4 wins rights for Ireland's November internationals from Sky Sports
RTÉ will continue to broadcast the games in Ireland.
# gbbo
6 things we know ahead of the new series of The Great British Bake Off
First challenge? WAGON WHEELS.
# playing it straight
11 moments from Playing It Straight which prove reality TV peaked in the noughties
The drama was unmatched.
# moderation
'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme
Workers at Irish contactor CPL who featured in the TV programme have been urged to take time off for their wellbeing.
# Dispatches
Calls for fines and gardaí after undercover report about Facebook moderation in Dublin
Channel 4′s Dispatches programme sent a reporter to record training.
# Golazzo
WATCH: BT Sport's brand new documentary looking back on Football Italia
Prepare for an hour of James Richardson, Serie A legends and a whole lot of nostalgia.
# Puppeteers
'Appearances can be deceptive' - CEO falls on sword, but did Cambridge Analytica swing the US election for Trump?
Former chief executive of CA Alexander Nix is at the centre of a firestorm concerning the alleged swinging of the 2016 US election in Donald Trump’s favour.
# in the shadows
Cambridge Analytica executives filmed allegedly touting use of bribery, entrapment to swing elections around the world
A new report by Channel 4 News includes undercover footage where employees of the shadowy data firm allegedly discuss the nature of their business.
# Channel 4
Viewers felt that Gogglebox just wasn't the same without Leon and June last night
83-year-old Leon passed away in December.
# Channel 4
Derry Girls is the most-watched TV show ever in Northern Ireland
The comedy, set in the 1990s during The Troubles, has received rave reviews.
# married at first sight
Viewers were raging when one of the people on Married At First Sight got cold feet and decided to pull out of the show
They need to make an Irish version of this immediately.
# st brigid's day
Last night's Derry Girls managed to sneak in a little reference to St Brigid's Day
Did you spot it?
# Oktoberfest
Last night's disastrous Don't Tell The Bride ended with the couple deciding not to get married
# Costa del Sol
18 things that always happen when you're watching A Place In The Sun
“Wait, why am I watching A Place In The Sun?” *watches four episodes back-to-back*
# derry girls
1.7 million viewers tuned into Channel 4's new sitcom set during the Troubles last night
Derry Girls centres around a teenage girl named Erin, her group of friends, and her family.
# derry girls
A new sitcom set during the Troubles began last night, and Irish people LOVED it
They had us at “He was due to start at Christian Brothers but there were concerns for his safety as unfortunately he’s English.”