Channel 4 are under threat from a government who want to punish them for still pursing a critical news agenda, by selling them off to someone who’ll make them a client journalist and broadcaster. So, with the 40th anniversary of their existence here, the station have decided to go fuck it, let’s do what we always did best: weird shit.
Which is a way to introduce the fact Channel 4 have commissioned Kieran Hodgson of Two Doors Down to write a satirical look at the ‘life and times’ of Prince Andrew, including his pally relationship with Epstein, his infamous TV interview, and being a sweaty nonce. We don’t know if there are any plans to link up with The Kunts.
The show is part of the ‘Truth or Dare’ season, which will show the stations “radical, irreverent and iconoclastic roots”, and “are set to do what Channel 4 was created for: to give voice to the unheard, say the unsayable and show the unseen.” Indeed, “From musical satire about Prince Andrew to an exploration of cancel culture in art via men with very large penises, this season shows that Channel 4 is still as mischievous, disruptive and distinctive as when it was born 40 years ago.”
Going out in style.