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Divided Britain: The Lockdown Debate will air on Channel 4 this Sunday 18th October at 6pm.

Chaired by Channel 4’s News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the programme will see politicians, business owners, doctors and scientists debate the critical issues facing the UK as we face the most intense period so far of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A specially commissioned poll will give the most comprehensive view of the response to the pandemic and whether people believe current lockdown measures are too severe or not strong enough; whether people favour a so-called circuit break and their opinions on where the UK’s economy is headed as well as the impact on physical and mental health.

Channel 4 Head of News and Current Affairs and Sport Louisa Compton, said: “As the divisions of opinion across the country intensify - this important debate will give a snapshot of public opinion on these recently announced restrictions and ask what should be next for the UK?”

Filmed in Manchester, the debate will take place in front of a live audience of people living in the same households, adhering to strict Covid filming protocols and current guidance and regulations.


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