Channel 4 commissions Stephen Fry Gadget Man (w/t)
Channel 4 has commissioned a brand new factual entertainment series Stephen Fry: Gadget Man (w/t) which will see gadget fanatic Fry offering his unique and engaging insight into this wonderful world of technology. He'll be showing viewers how ordinary everyday activities can be made more exciting by using the very best time saving tools.
The six episodes will be theme based and will follow Stephen as he spends a typical day surrounded by gadgetry ranging from ordinary consumer products to extraordinary prototypes from some of the world's leading companies. The series will also feature a number of celebrities talking about their personal favourite gadgets as well as a big-scale consumer check to road-test rival products.
Stephen will have unprecedented access to some of the most impressive gadgets, and will be showcasing and testing them to highlight how far technology has advanced - and show that contrary to common belief they are not just the preserve of millionaires but can be available to all.
The series has been commissioned by Channel 4 Head of Factual Entertainment, Liam Humphreys and Commissioning Editor, Tina Flintoff. It will be made by North One Television Ltd. and executive produced by Ricky Keleher.
Stephen Fry said: "I am looking forward to further feeding my addiction to all things gadgetry - and having lots of fun in the process - by making this intriguing series for Channel 4."
Liam Humphreys, said: "We're thrilled to have Stephen back on the channel bringing his unique and entertaining take on how technology can magically transform our lives. "
Ricky Kelehar added: "We're delighted to secure Stephen for this series and looking forward to conveying his fun and excitement for gadgets in some surprising ways."
The series will air on Channel 4 later this year.