Channel 4 bosses have been reported to Britain's media watchdog over a documentary in which MPs were filmed undercover and offered cash for information on Brexit deals. Peter Lilley has described the attempt by the Dispatches team as a "tawdry attempt at entrapment" and has reported it to Ofcom after the programme was pulled from the schedules at the last minute. He was among three former Cabinet ministers reportedly invited to a meeting by a woman claiming to be representing a group of Chinese investors called Tianfen Consulting. Lured to a flat in London's exclusive Mayfair district, the Mail on Sunday reported how the show's producers wanted to show how "former Cabinet Ministers are offering themselves to private companies as Brexit advisers". They offered a "highly attractive remuneration package" in exchange for business advice post-Brexit to the ministers who also included former international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, and former health secretary Andrew Lansley. … [Read more...] about Channel 4 documentary ‘trying to entrap’ MPs in cash-for-Brexit probe reported to media watchdog
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NEW mum Kate seeks to explore the stigma around public breastfeeding and why many British mothers are opting for formula over breast. In this programme she tries to answer whether breast really is best. Here's what you need to know... When is Breastfeeding Uncovered on Channel 4? Breastfeeding Uncovered hits your screens on Monday 30th July at 8pm. You can catch the dispatches programme on Channel 4. The running time of Breastfeeding Uncovered is half an hour. If you miss the show when it's first aired you can catch it on 4 On Demand. Or if you're a night owl it will be repeated at 2:50am on Friday 3rd August. Who is presenter Kate Quilton? Kate Quilton is a 34-year-old TV presenter who also used to be Channel 4's youngest ever commissioning boss. She's best-known for her shows Food Unwrapped and Superfoods: The Real Story, which she's hosted since 2012 and 2015 respectively. Kate began her journey to becoming a TV host when studying at Bristol University. In the style of … [Read more...] about When is Breastfeeding Uncovered on Channel 4, who is presenter Kate Quilton and what is the show about?
NEWSMAN Jon Snow is one of the most recognisable anchors on our screens – but he landed himself in hot water after attending the 2017 Glastonbury Festival. But what's his back ground – and did he actually chant 'f*** the Tories' at Glasto? Here's the lowdown on the journalist. Who is Jon Snow? What's his background? Jon Snow, 71, is a veteran news broadcaster who has been the main anchorman for Channel 4 News since 1989. Before then he worked various journalism jobs for ITN and in a long career he has frequently courted controversy and been chastised for his alleged left wing bias. Born in Sussex into a Bishop and a pianist in 1947 he is the son of WW1 General Sir Thomas D'Oyly Snow who played a key role on the Western Front. He is also related to the retired BBC news presenter Peter Snow and his TV historian son Dan. As a boy he attended St Edward's School, Oxford before spending a year as a volunteer teacher in Uganda when he was 18-years-old. He claims he rejected an … [Read more...] about How old is Jon Snow? Channel 4 News journalist and Dispatches: New Landlords from Hell host
ONLINE retail is convenient and can take all the stress out of shopping… but is there a dark side to some of your favourite clothing sites?A Dispatches investigation has revealed the poor conditions in clothing factories in Leicester, some of which make clothes for Boohoo, Missguided, River Island and New Look.Not only have the factories been accused of underpaying their workers, they have also had to defend claims that they are exposing their taskforce to unsafe environments.Staggeringly, these weren’t the only concerns brought to life by the investigation.Dispatches research into Britain's cheap clothing market shed light in the working conditions of some retailers’ warehouses.Covert filming shoed that some employees walked up to 25 miles of floor-space PER DAY to get orders out on the busiest time of the year.If workers didn’t abide by the rules, they ran the risk of their contracts being terminated after three cases of minor infringements.When Dispatches … [Read more...] about Shocking Channel 4 show exposes ‘unsafe and underpaid’ conditions in UK factories that make clothes for ASOS and Boohoo.com
CHANNEL 4’s Dispatches is back – and this week they’re investigating one of the biggest corporations in the world.The latest episode is focusing on Coca-Cola and their fight against the incoming sugar tax.From when it airs, to what the episode’s all about, here’s everything you need to know about Dispatches: Secrets of Coca-Cola…Channel 4’s latest investigation is all about the impending sugar tax regulations.It looks at how multinational beverage corporation Coca-Cola has dealt with the incoming legislation.In response to the new laws, Dispatches has revealed that a Coke executive has boasted that there is already “a campaign is underway to build a case against the tax”.The documentary accuses Coca-Cola bosses of holding private meetings with influential civil servant Sir Jeremy Heywood and Tory Treasury Secretary David Gauke in attempt to repeal the tax.If the sugar tax is passed successfully, there is expected to be a 24p price … [Read more...] about When is Dispatches: Secrets of Coca-Cola on Channel 4 tonight, who is presenter Antony Barnett and what’s it about?