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About Jeremy Isaacs

Sir Jeremy Isaacs was the founding CEO of Channel Four from 1981-1987. He is one of the great television programme makers, ‘The World at War’ (1973) his masterpiece. Before Channel Four, he was Director of Programmes for Thames Television (1974-78), and subsequently General Director of the Royal Opera House (1987-1996). He is 83 and lives in Suffolk and on the Isle of Skye. 

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The history of channel 4: spirit and purpose

Channel 4 was born with a remit to innovate and experiment, values that are now under threat. No drastic changes should be made without a wide-ranging public debate. 

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