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My Last Summer

Death is inevitable yet it is not a subject we find easy to talk about – most of us prefer to push it out of our minds. Taboos around death can leave us poorly prepared for the loss of those we love and even for our own mortality.

Death is inevitable yet it is not a subject we find easy to talk about – most of us prefer to push it out of our minds. Taboos around death can leave us poorly prepared for the loss of those we love and even for our own mortality.

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Filmed over 2 years My Last Summer explores our attitudes to dying.

My Last Summer

Death is inevitable yet it is not a subject we find easy to talk about – most of us prefer to push it out of our minds. Taboos around death can leave us poorly prepared for the loss of those we love and even for our own mortality.

Filmed over 2 years My Last Summer explores our attitudes to dying. The series brings together a group of five strangers who each have a terminal illness to support one another through the final stages of their lives.Throughout the experience each person has the opportunity to confront their hopes and regrets and share what thoughts they have on the care they receive in the final stages of life, their legacy and their funerals. They also get the chance to meet one another’s close friends and families to discuss and understand how death affects those that are left behind.

Filmed over 2 years My Last Summer explores our attitudes to dying.

Benefits Street

This observational documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community. It’s a place where residents face challenges such as bringing up children in poverty, low levels of education and training, drug and alcohol dependency, and crime. But it also has a strong sense of community, where people look out for each other and where small acts of kindness can go a long way.

 

This observational documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community. It’s a place where residents face challenges such as bringing up children in poverty, low levels of education and training, drug and alcohol dependency, and crime. But it also has a strong sense of community, where people look out for each other and where small acts of kindness can go a long way.

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This observational documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community. It’s a place where residents face challenges such as bringing up children in poverty, low levels of education and training, drug and alcohol dependency, and crime. But it also has a strong sense of community, where people look out for each other and where small acts of kindness can go a long way.

The Cruel Cut

Female Genital Mutilation or FGM is when a girl’s genitals are either partially or totally removed for non-medical reasons. Leyla Hussein, a campaigner and mother, was cut when she was seven years old. Four women held her down, while a fifth cut her. Leyla screamed for her mother to help her, before passing out. There are 66,000 women and girls living with the terrible consequences of FGM in Britain. And with an estimated 24,000 girls at risk of mutilation today, Leyla sets out on a campaign to eradicate FGM in the UK.  

Female Genital Mutilation or FGM is when a girl’s genitals are either partially or totally removed for non-medical reasons. Leyla Hussein, a campaigner and mother, was cut when she was seven years old. Four women held her down, while a fifth cut her. Leyla screamed for her mother to help her, before passing out. There are 66,000 women and girls living with the terrible consequences of FGM in Britain. And with an estimated 24,000 girls at risk of mutilation today, Leyla sets out on a campaign to eradicate FGM in the UK.  

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Female Genital Mutilation or FGM is when a girl’s genitals are either partially or totally removed for non-medical reasons. Leyla Hussein, a campaigner and mother, was cut when she was seven years old. Four women held her down, while a fifth cut her. Leyla screamed for her mother to help her, before passing out. There are 66,000 women and girls living with the terrible consequences of FGM in Britain. And with an estimated 24,000 girls at risk of mutilation today, Leyla sets out on a campaign to eradicate FGM in the UK.  

Why Dont you Speak English?

In this compelling new series, four British families open the doors of their homes to four immigrants who can’t speak English. What ensues is a fascinating clash of language and culture.

Can the native speakers teach their guests to speak English by inviting them into their lives? And what happens when the tables are turned and the English-speakers spend time  in the homes of immigrants?

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Make Bradford British

Starts 9pm, Thursday 1st March 2012 on C4

Multicultural Britain needs help. Some people aren't mixing and our cities are becoming increasingly divided. Nowhere is the problem clearer than in Bradford. In this series over a hundred people from Bradford sit the UK citizenship test. Nearly everyone fails. Eight of the individuals who fail are invited to live together and explore what it means to be British. Can people of different races, different religions, and different cultures really live together? Can eight people from different worlds but the same city define what it means to be British in 2012?

 

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Multicultural Britain needs help. Some people aren't mixing and our cities are becoming increasingly divided. Nowhere is the problem clearer than in Bradford. In this series over a hundred people from Bradford sit the UK citizenship test. Nearly everyone fails. Eight of the individuals who fail are invited to live together and explore what it means to be British. Can people of different races, different religions, and different cultures really live together? Can eight people from different worlds but the same city define what it means to be British in 2012?
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Daddy Daycare

Starts 8pm, Wednesday 15th February 2012 on C4

British women do twice the amount of childcare than men and nearly half of all mothers feel that their partners don’t do their fair share. The nation’s mums have had enough. In this brand new three-part series, nine men are sent on a crash course in childcare by their long-suffering wives and partners. Sent to work in three busy London nurseries, they’ll tackle every aspect of childcare under the watchful eyes of the nursery staff. Can throwing them in the deep end teach these dysfunctional dads to be better fathers and give their kids the loving, positive male role models they desperately need?

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British women do twice the amount of childcare than men and nearly half of all mothers feel that their partners don’t do their fair share. The nation’s mums have had enough. In this brand new three-part series, nine men are sent on a crash course in childcare by their long-suffering wives and partners. Can throwing them in the deep end teach these dysfunctional dads to be better fathers?

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British women do twice the amount of childcare than men and nearly half of all mothers feel that their partners don’t do their fair share. The nation’s mums have had enough. In this brand new three-part series, nine men are sent on a crash course in childcare by their long-suffering wives and partners. Sent to work in three busy London nurseries, they’ll tackle every aspect of childcare under the watchful eyes of the nursery staff.

Who Knows Best

Starts 9pm, Tuesday 3rd August on Channel 4

Our lives are over-run with experts handing out advice on everything from food to fashion.

But what happens when you take two experts from the same field, who fundamentally disagree with each other's practices, and challenge them to test their theories against each other?

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Our lives are over-run with experts handing out advice on everything from food to fashion.
But what happens when you take two experts from the same field, who fundamentally disagree with each other's practices, and challenge them to test their theories against each other?

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Our lives are over-run with experts handing out advice on everything from food to fashion.
But what happens when you take two experts from the same field, who fundamentally disagree with each other's practices, and challenge them to test their theories against each other?

Young, Autistic and Stagestruck

Meet Ben, 12, Mollie, 11, Andrew, 17, Jozsef, 11, Alexander, 16, Jonathan, 12, Claire, 19, Lea, 13 and Alex, 20. These nine young people are all autistic. With the support of their families and two professional theatre directors who have never properly encountered autistic individuals before, they will attempt the apparently impossible feat of producing a stage production at the Hammersmith Lyric theatre.

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Meet Ben, 12, Mollie, 11, Andrew, 17, Jozsef, 11, Alexander, 16, Jonathan, 12, Claire, 19, Lea, 13 and Alex, 20. These nine young people are all autistic. With the support of their families and two professional theatre directors who have never properly encountered autistic individuals before, they will attempt the apparently impossible feat of producing a stage production at the Hammersmith Lyric theatre.

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Starts 8pm, Monday 12th April on Channel 4

Meet Ben, 12, Mollie, 11, Andrew, 17, Jozsef, 11, Alexander, 16, Jonathan, 12, Claire, 19, Lea, 13 and Alex, 20. These nine young people are all autistic. With the support of their families and two professional theatre directors who have never properly encountered autistic individuals before, they will attempt the apparently impossible feat of producing a stage production at the Hammersmith Lyric theatre.

Tower Block of Commons

Four MPs spend eight days and nights on four of the toughest council estates in the country. What happens when those who have the power to make a difference finally confront the harsh reality of the Britain they’ve helped create?

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Four MPs spend eight days and nights on four of the toughest council estates in the country. What happens when those who have the power to make a difference finally confront the harsh reality of the Britain they’ve helped create?

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Four MPs spend eight days and nights on four of the toughest council estates in the country.

What happens when those who have the power to make a difference finally confront the harsh reality of the Britain they’ve helped create?

“You have to do a bit of bopping from time to time” David Cameron

“Listening to The Arctic Monkeys really wakes you up in the morning" Gordon Brown

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