FilmFour Seeks To Dodge Censors…

Channel 4 is trying to avoid the censor's scissors for films featured on its forthcoming pay-TV channel


by Willow Green |
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Channel 4 is trying to avoid the censor's scissors for films featured on its forthcoming pay-TV channel, FilmFour, it has been revealed. Channel 4 bigwigs have asked TV watchdogs to allow films to be shown in their original theatrical form. They are seeking to overturn a previous ITC edict which ordered sexy and violent film scenes to be cut or toned down before being screened. Channel 4 chairman Michael Jackson said that he'd like the channel to be "risky, nearer the knuckle, edgy and provocative." Debuting on November 1, FilmFour will kick off with the premiere of Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book, starring Ewan McGregor, followed by the first TV screening of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch on Monday, November 2.

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