The 2nd of November 2007 marked the 25th anniversary of Channel 4, and this documentary special was part of the celebration, showing the highlights, discussions, controversy and slants of this most talked about terrestrial television channel. Using footage and interviews of all people involved with (including started on) and the channel in all it's history, it reminisced from the first broadcast of Countdown and the continuing years of the channel's efforts, successions and mistakes of trying to become the most mainstream, influential and talked about channels on TV. Most of the great programmes I have watched over my years have come from this great channel, and some they talk about, show or mention, including: Big Brother, Father Ted, Bo' Selecta!, Green Wing, The Friday Night Project, Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat and Bruno) programmes, Wife Swap, You Are What You Eat, Friends, My Name Is Earl, The Sopranos and many more, and also the films, Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and many others. Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, and with contributions from Carol Vorderman, Keith Allen, Nadia Almada, Rory Bremner, Julian Clary, Ben Elton, Stephen Frears, Michael Grade, Jools Holland, Jeremy Isaacs, Michael Jackson (a chief executive), Guy Jenkin, Neil Jordan, Robert Lindsay, Davina McCall, Jamie Oliver and Jon Snow. A very interesting documentary that I can really enjoy, watching past clips of some great shows, and seeing what sort of stuff they have done in the past that has made it one of the most talked about channels on TV, I hope it continues for years to come. Very good!
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