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Farewell T4: a proper pop show, or hangover TV for hipsters?

It doesn't matter what it was, Channel 4's music strand gave us some classic TV moments

When Tony met June

In recent years, T4 has struggled to compete with cookery shows like Saturday Kitchen. Who wants fit people interviewing pop stars when you can watch James Martin stuff a pigeon breast? But back in 2005, Channel 4's flagship youth brand was deemed influential and down with the kids. Even the then prime minister came on to prove he knew about cool things like Totally Frank and Kelly Osbourne's pop career. Was June Sarpong's interview with Tony Blair actually any good? Let's put it this way: despite the scandals, she still hasn't had a job offer from Newsnight.

T4 undermines Blue

From 2002 to 2004, the show had an unwritten rule: always embarrass Blue. When the boyband agreed to a lie-detector test, T4 used a comedy buzzer to insinuate that Simon shaved his legs.
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