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Committee question senior Channel 4 executives in its Reality TV inquiry

5 July 2019

In the second session of its Reality TV  inquiry the DCMS Committee will take evidence from senior Channel 4 executives - Chief Executive Alex Mahon and Chair Charles Gurassa.

Scope of the session

They will be questioned about the duty of care to participants in shows it commissions including One Born Every Minute, The Undateables, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, The Circle, Benefits Street, and Big Brother which while broadcast initially ran on Channel 4 before moving to Channel 5.

The DCMS Committee will publish supporting documents on its website at the beginning of the evidence session relating to shows commissioned and broadcast by Channel 4.

A range of former participants and programme makers will be invited to give evidence at sessions running into the autumn. Senior executives and programme makers from ITV appeared before the Committee in June when questions focused on The Jeremy Kyle Show and Love Island. 

Channel 4's annual report will also be under discussion.


Tuesday 9 July 2019, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am:

  • Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Channel 4
  • Charles Gurassa, Chair, Channel 4

Further information

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