All 4 has really blossomed in 2016, as the arrival of Walter Presents has seen Channel 4’s VOD service reach over 1 million views in January 2016 for its exclusive catalogue of foreign-language TV shows alone.
Another crucial element in the site’s evolution from catch-up service to digital hub, though, are Channel 4’s Shorts, which take a variety of forms, from documentaries and entertaining mini-series to partnerships with commercial brands.
Every month, we give you a rundown for the shorts on the way. Here is what’s coming soon in February 2016:
Naked & Invisible – 5th February
Body painting world champion Carolyn Roper camouflages naked people in some very public places. Hearing why the models wanted to let her do it provokes thought about body confidence. And seeing them surprise unsuspecting passers-by is a blast…
Real Life Battle Raps – 12th Feb
Rappers take the opposing roles from real-life disputes and battle it out, with surprised members of the public looking on. Cyclist vs driver, bouncer vs clubber, traffic warden vs motorist – we’ve all seen it happen, but never like this. Made by the UK’s top Rap Battle League, Don’t Flop.
The Bizarre Fetish Handbook: Volume 2 – 19th Feb
Following hot on the high heels of Volume 1, these new films will broaden your sexual horizons even further. Maggots, urine, daggers… there’s something for everyone, as @ChloeCrossX goes in search of erotic understanding and pleasure.
Urban Explorers – 26th Feb
Climb iconic – and extremely tall – buildings, off limits and under the radar, with the UK’s new breed of urban explorers. This series takes up where James Kingston left off in Don’t Look Down. Each episode follows a heart-stopping ascent, and delves into what makes these young people pursue such a terrifying passion.
Oh Shit I’m 30
Single, no career path, living on her overdraft… Emily Hartridge has just turned 30. In each episode, she meets someone who’s overcome a similar quarter-life crisis, and gives their solution a try. To home in who she really is, Emily tackles love, family, money, career, personal growth and health.