Fifteen to One

D Harris made this Freedom of Information request to Channel Four Television Corporation

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Dear Channel Four Television Corporation,

It has been reported on sources such as Wikipedia that one episode of series 29 (2010) of the game show Fifteen to One was not aired due to legal reasons, and that one of the contestants was edited out of the grand final of that series for the same legal reasons. What were those legal reasons?

Yours faithfully,

D Harris

# FOI Admin, Channel Four Television Corporation

Our Ref: FOI/2013/51

 

Dear D Harris,

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which we received on 6^th July 2013. Your request
was set out as follows:

 

“It has been reported on sources such as Wikipedia that one episode of
series 29 (2010) of the game show Fifteen to One was not aired due to
legal reasons, and that one of the contestants was edited out of the grand
final of that series for the same legal reasons.  What were those legal
reasons?”

 

We are dealing with your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply to you within 20 working days of
our receipt of your request. In some circumstances a fee may be payable
and if that is the case, we will let you know the likely charges before
proceeding.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Admin Team

 

Channel 4

[1][Channel 4 request email]

Tel + 44 (0) 20 7306 8777

Fax + 44 (0) 20 7306 8351

 

[2]www.channel4.com

 

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# FOI Admin, Channel Four Television Corporation

Our Ref: FOI/2013/51

 

Dear D Harris,

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’), which we received on 6^th July 2013.
Your request was set out as follows:

 

“It has been reported on sources such as Wikipedia that one episode of
series 29 (2010) of the game show Fifteen to One was not aired due to
legal reasons, and that one of the contestants was edited out of the grand
final of that series for the same legal reasons.  What were those legal
reasons?”

 

As you may be aware, the Act gives the public a right of access to certain
types of recorded information held by public authorities. However, it also
sets out various exemptions from that right where, for example, the
information is commercially sensitive or confidential. Further, the Act
does not apply to Channel 4 in the same way as most other public
authorities because Channel 4 is not required to make available
information held for purposes of journalism, art or literature (known as
the journalistic “designation”). This means that the Act does not apply to
information concerning, relating to, or closely associated with Channel
4’s creative output (e.g. TV, film, online etc.). For more information
about how the Act applies to Channel 4, you may find it helpful to visit
our Freedom of Information website at
[1]http://www.channel4.com/info/corporate/l....

 

For the avoidance of doubt, programme-related information is covered by
the journalistic “designation” (set out in Schedule I, Part VI of the Act)
and we are not required to disclose such information to the general
public.

 

Finally, please note that Fifteen to One was broadcast between 1988 and
2003. We can confirm that no further series were recorded or broadcast on
Channel 4 post 2003.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Admin Team

 

Channel 4

[2][Channel 4 request email]

Tel + 44 (0) 20 7306 8777

Fax + 44 (0) 20 7306 8351

 

[3]www.channel4.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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