Panellists: Commissioners Mike Bolland, Caroline Thompson, Paul Madden, Peter Ansorge, Karin Bamborough and John Ranelagh.

Total running time 90min.

Members of the original Channel 4 Commissioning team come together to explain what was so different about this new broadcaster. What were their priorities? How did they achieve these extraordinarily original programmes? And what did the remit to ‘innovate in the form and content of programmes’ and ‘to reach new audiences not catered for currently by British television’ mean to them? Significant aspects of people’s lives, political opinion, thought and creativity, style and culture were simply untouched by British television in the 1970s. This new channel was determined to give them space, with some of its bravest programming, during its first decade. Join us to gain the inside story of how a revolution in broadcasting was created.

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