Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL: the case against C4 privatisation

Listen on

Episode notes

Hello! This week we’re looking at the government's proposal to sell off broadcaster Channel 4. Started in the 80s with a remit to commission unique and original programming from independent production companies, Channel 4 has been informing and entertaining us for decades. To find out why the government would want to privatise Channel 4 now, and how it will impact both audiences and production companies, we’re joined by Guardian Media Editor, Jim Waterson, Former Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 and now President of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, Dorothy Byrne, and founder of True Vision production company, Brian Woods. 

Plus, Geoff is home alone ...

Email your comments, questions and episode ideas to [email protected] or at and follow us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and LinkedIn

See for privacy and opt-out information.