By Emma Farge
Channel 4 will be delivering a new series of documentaries for the autumn season beginning at the end of August.
I Killed John Lennon, will feature a previously unheard series of
interviews with Lennon’s killer, Mark Chapman, taped by journalist Jack
Jones. In the tapes, Jones leads Chapman to relive his thought process
on the day of the murder.
1974: The Year London Blew Up will examine how London coped with the IRA bombings in the 1970s.
factual series will run throughout the season. The Baby Race will probe
the consequences of putting off childbirth until later in life through
the lives of single women. Alive is a fivepart series weighing man’s
survival instinct against his morals when confronted with life’s
People’s behaviour in extreme situations such
as landmine clearance operations will be explored. The series is the
latest from Darlow Smithsons, the creators of Touching the Void.
The solutions of education experts are put to the test in The Unteachables.
A group of under-achieving 13-yearolds are subjected to new ways of learning in a filmed attempt to bring them back in line.
Wakey Campers will look back at the great British holiday camp of the
1960s and question whether it can be revived in the 21st century.
The season will run from the last week of August until the beginning of December.