Britain's Channel 4 has announced the air date for Hugh Grant's documentary, which focuses on Grant's calling for an initiative for increased press regulations in the United Kingdom. The film will air Wednesday night prior to the presenting of the Leveson Inquiry report on press standards and ethics in England.
The film was commissioned after the News Corp. phone hacking scandal last summer. The timing of the BBC mess probably will not hurt ratings either. The hour-long film is entitled "Hugh Grant: Taking on the Tabloids." Grant is the public face of the Hacked Off campaign that is calling for increased regulation on the British press.
The Leveson report is believed to talk about what U.K. newspapers should do for regulation, but media owners are against the government be involved in regulation and new rules for cutting down on media excesses. Of course, if the media giants had done it themselves, they would not be in the mess, right?
The film follows Grant as he pushes for new forms of press regulation, but also talks to critics of the potential press regulation reform. In fact, interviews are still going on presently for the film.
There is no word on any possible airdates outside the United Kingdom.