Channel 4 to broadcast Ramadan morning prayers

The channel has announced a season of programmes celebrating the Islamic holy month


Channel 4 is planning to broadcast Islamic morning prayers as part of a season of programmes celebrating Ramadan, it was announced this morning.


Jay Hunt, the channel’s chief creative officer, told journalists “This is something no other channel would do.”

Hunt said the exact format of the broadcasts was yet to be agreed. Asked if they would come from a mosque, she said “We are in discussions about how it would work.”

The month-long religious observance takes place during July and August and sees Muslims fasting and offering an increased number of prayers and recitations.

A spokesman was unable to confirm whether it will be the first time a daily prayer service has been broadcast on Channel 4.


Other programmes in the Ramadan season will include Do You Speak English?, looking at the one million immigrants in the UK who cannot speak the language, and a film that talks to Muslims about the physical and spiritual consequences of fasting during the holy month.