Channel 4 is to be the first terrestrial broadcaster in the UK to
transmit a masthead programme when it broadcasts a TV version of the
style magazine, Dazed & Confused, this autumn.
The show, called Renegade.TV Gets Dazed, will form the first in a series
of Renegade.TV, which explores unconventional modern lifestyles, and
will tap into the essential elements of Dazed & Confused.
The programme has been devised and formatted by the co-publishers of the
magazine, Jefferson Hack and Rankin, who have commissioned a number of
directors to create a range of ideas.
The two-hour show will be broadcast on 17 September, and will range in
content from documentaries to spoof advertising. Bjork, Jake and Dinos
Chapman and Irvine Welsh will all participate, and there will be video
profiles of celebrities such as Sophie Dahl and Ewen Bremner.
The idea behind the initiative is to hijack Channel 4, Hack and Rankin
said. ’We want to liberate the boredom of TV, its repetitiveness, its
familiarity and reliance on established formats.’
Jacquie Lawrence, the commissioning editor for Independent Film and
Video at Channel 4, said: ’Renegade.TV Gets Dazed aims to create
something that’s exhilarating, vital and original.’
On the same night as Renegade.TV Gets Dazed, Channel 4 will broadcast
Crack.TV, another masthead programme made by Christine Aldersen of Ipso
Facto, the company launched by the magazine, The Crack.