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Scandals. Channel 4's controversial era. Part 3

Channel 4 was controversial, what with the fine levied against it by the ITC (perhaps) for broadcasting the Australian pro-paedophilia propaganda film which was probably reported on by newspapers and people probably writing letters of complaint. News of the channel being crticized by people reached the actor and director Sir Richard Attenborough who was the chairman of the channel at the time. The role of chairman seemingly didn't entail being involved with decisions regarding censorship and he wasn't even living in Britain in fact. I saw him on TV angrily rebuking the people who were criticizing the channel but it was clear that although he knew there were people criticizing the channel he didn't seem to know the reason for the criticism. I thought at the time that they were clearly keeping him in the dark about the reasons for the criticism. I saw him again being interviewed on TV not long afterwards and he was horrified and disgusted due to having been informed of the actual reason why the channel was being criticized. He had thought that it was being criticized because the channel sometimes broadcast the arts such as opera and ballet and wasn't popularist and lowbrow enough for their liking and he was clearly horrified and disgusted when he learned the real reason. I saw an interview on TV with the person who was given the unenviable task of informing Attenborough of the actual reason for the criticism, something that I doubt he was looking forward to beforehand lol.

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