Tags : channel 4

Roscoe Babatunde And 80s Black Queer Icons

Roscoe Babatunde (Omari Douglas) from Channel 4’s It’s a Sin represents the group of people that dared to be different. Fearlessly defiant, bold, and unapologetically gay, he lives without permission. We see him face his parents, date a Tory MP, and wee in Margaret Thatcher’s tea. In the first episode, he confronts his disapproving family […]Read More

TV Review: Gogglebox, The Lockdown Love Affair

Channel 4’s Gogglebox first aired in 2013, the show that features recurring British couples, families, and friends sitting in their living rooms while watching and commenting on TV. As a viewer you’re watching others on television watch television, a concept that may sound both ridiculous and unentertaining, but the show has proven to be a […]Read More

TV Review: ‘It’s A Sin’ – Russell T Davies’ Latest

If there’s been one running theme throughout writer Russell T Davies’ career, it’s been to not simply give more representation to LGBTQ+ individuals within British TV, but also explore their lives and relationships, rather than the oft simplistic punchlines they’d been in the past. Dramas like Queer as Folk not only normalised, but celebrated the […]Read More

Years & Years Cover Pet Shop Boys’ ‘It’s a Sin’,

British synth-pop trio Years & Years, known for popular tracks like ‘King’ and ‘Shine’, have released a stunningly haunting acoustic cover of the 1987 Pet Shop Boys track ‘It’s a Sin’. The single takes a new spin on the 80s tune as it joins the soundtrack of Channel 4’s latest comedy-drama of the same name […]Read More

‘Derry Girls’ Teaches Us More About Ireland Than School Did

Derry Girls has been on my watch list for months! I finally got round to watching it, and to be quite honest I can’t stop. It is my new obsession. Created by Lisa McGee, Derry Girls follows Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), and James (Dylan Llewellyn) as they grow up in Derry during the 90s. Packed full of comedy, great music and touching family moments, Derry Girls has made me think about how much (or how little) I know about the Irish Troubles. Read More

Top Five Dramedy TV Series on All4

The dramedy, a hybrid genre that blends drama and comedy, has flourished across Britain’s screens in recent years. In particular, Channel 4 has produced many acclaimed dramedy series which are notorious for striking the right balance between the two genres. Whether they deal with mental health, the refugee crisis, or family life, the equipoise of […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back’ Gives Flair to

The second series of Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back returns to deliver consumer justice and expose corporate wrongdoing. Channel 4’s comedic answer to Watchdog stars Joe Lycett, a comedian famed for sketches about scams and customer service. These stand-up routines instigated a new career in consumer journalism, presenting a show about uncovering business blunders and […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Feel Good’ Does Exactly What It Says On

Mae Martin’s touchingly humane rom-com, Feel Good, paints an intimate picture of modern love and addiction.  Having made her start in stand-up comedy as a teenager, Feel Good is Mae Martin’s first venture into screenwriting. The show follows a character called Mae, loosely based on Martin, as she charts her course through the peaks and […]Read More

Celebrating Thirty Years of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

 In 1988, Channel 4 commissioned a radio adaptation of the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway. From then, magic was made, with comedians from both the UK and US establishing themselves with quick wit and whip-smart retorts. As the pilot episode celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, Sam Lambeth reflects on the show’s genius.Read More

TV Review: The End of the F***ing World

The newest (and potentially the first?), gritty, dark humoured, teenage coming of age show to grace Netflix, The End of the F***ing World explores the lives of James, a 17-year-old who believes he’s a psychopath, and Alyssa, a rule-breaking, dominating classmate who sees James as a way to escape a rocky home life. Set in […]Read More

TV News: Mitchell and Webb Reunite For New Sitcom

Peep Show fans rejoice: while the antics of Mark and Jeremy may be over, David Mitchell and Robert Webb have announced they will be reuniting once more for a new Channel 4 sitcom called Back, revolving around a dysfunctional family running a pub. Mitchell is set to play Stephen, who inherits the family business after the death […]Read More

The Gogglebox Phenomenon

Gogglebox has been back on our screens for a few weeks now, and with the start of the show’s sixth season, The Indiependent thought it fitting to explore what exactly it is that makes the Channel 4 show so enjoyable and interesting to watch. For those unfamiliar with the format, watching Gogglebox essentially means sitting […]Read More