Reply just received from CHANNEL 4 - Do you believe it , I certainly dont ?

Dear Mr MacNamara,
Thank you for your email in response to recent newspaper articles around Hungry, a recently commissioned script from Dublin-based writer Hugh Travers. The script is in the development stage and is not currently planned to air.

As a broadcaster, we always ensure that any programme or series produced on our behalf, complies with guidelines set down by the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.

Finally, please be assured that your concerns around the proposed content have been noted for the information of our commissioning team.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us.


Katy Woods
Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries

For information about Channel 4 have a look at our FAQ section at

Your message :
Please in the name of human decency do not make a programme about the irish famine that is any way degrading obscene or disrespectful to the memory of the dead and the countless families torn asunder by famine. I expect more from your channel than this.

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Comment by Joe Gannon on January 7, 2015 at 11:26am

Time will tell, Jarlath. If nothing else the response to this idea from around Ireland and the Irish diaspora has put Channel 4 on notice that they will face a firestorm if they go ahead with this and it in any way makes light of the tragic events and great suffering of the Irish people during the Great Hunger.

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Comment by That's Just How It Was on January 14, 2015 at 11:26am

I have made my objections know to this insulting BBC 4 notion of portraying the Famine in Satirical  comedy. If there is a list if names to be .published to vote against this ; can someone please tell me where it is  ?

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Comment by That's Just How It Was on January 17, 2015 at 7:00am

There is a petition on The Wild Geese ; objecting to this Programme being made ;; PLease ; please sign iT 


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