Channel Four orders live debate on riots

Channel Four{jcomments on}Channel Four has ordered a special one-hour live debate about the riots which had ripped through parts of London and have now spread to other cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

Channel 4’s Head of News & Current Affairs Dorothy Byrne has commissioned a special one-hour live Channel 4 News debate about the riots. Made by ITN Productions with Chris Shaw as Executive Producer, the 60-minute special will air on Sat 13 Aug at 7pm.

“These riots represent a national crisis. Confidence in the police to protect public safety has been undermined and many have felt that those in authority have been slow to respond. The sight of young people wrecking their neighbourhoods without hindrance has provoked outrage. These events raise some of the most important issues a democracy can face.” – Dorothy Byrne.

Presented by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the debate will explore the circumstances which sparked the series of rioting and looting that has spread across the capital and Birmingham and will confront the possible solutions.

The live Channel Four News debate will air on Saturday 13th August at 7pm.