4 Laughs: C4 as Talentspotters

Charged with providing ‘minority programming’, Channel 4 commissioned ground breaking programmes such as No Problem and scoured the stand-up haunts for new talent. 20 years later, has the channel’s attention – and budgets – been diverted by high-profile U.S. imports? CP Lee, lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Salford looks back on 20 years of laughter… and tears. Includes The Comic Strip, Peter Kay pilot and a clutch of classic C4 comic clips.

115 minutes