Ian Katz Speaks at the Edinburgh TV Festival

As this year's Edinburgh TV Festival came to an end, the closing session was Ian Katz's first controller session as Director of Programmes for Channel 4 and was hosted by Robert Peston.


Speaking at this year's Edinburgh TV Festival when asked by Peston what he brings to the role, Katz responded that he has a passion for creating mischief, starting arguments, telling difficult stories and breaking new talent. Traits he believes are at the heart of Channel 4.


Confessing to being a "fanboy" of the channel he now looks after, he was asked to pick his favourite all-time TV shows and listed The Tube, GBH, A Very British Coup and Brass Eye, all o