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Q1 2018 Highlights

Christmas is over, the New Year’s bell has been rung and you find yourself surrounded by tinsel and left over Celebrations that no one likes (yes Bounty, I am looking at you…). It might feel like there is nothing to look forward too, but Channel 4 are here to light your way through those dark and long days and nights with a great big stack of TV goodies. Swap your gym shoes (who were you kidding with that resolution to get fit!) for your slippers, make yourself a big cup of something warm (dry January, or not) and sit back and relax – because 2018, we got you covered…

DRAMA, COMEDY & ACQUISITIONS

Kiri – Channel 4

BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne (National Treasure) returns to Channel 4 with a powerful and compelling new 4-part serial drama. Kiri examines the abduction of a young black girl, named Kiri, who is soon-to-be-adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follows.

At the heart of the drama lies Miriam, played by BAFTA and RTS award-winner Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax), an experienced, no-nonsense social worker who loves and believes in her job, but has a maverick and instinctive approach to protecting the children in her care. Miriam arranges for Kiri to have an unsupervised visit with her biological grandparents. But when Kiri disappears during the visit, the fingers of suspicion and blame from the police, the press, and even her colleagues, point firmly at Miriam. As the media spotlight around the story intensifies, Miriam, as well as both sets of families, are forced to ask the toughest questions, not just of themselves, but of each other.

Tobi (Lucian Msamati - Taboo, Luther), who is Kiri’s birth grandfather, finds both his race and dysfunctional relationship with his son, the prime suspect in Kiri’s disappearance, put under the microscope. Meanwhile Alice (Lia Williams - The Missing, The Crown), Kiri’s fiercely articulate white foster mother, watches as her family starts to crumble under the pressure of very public grief.

Press contact: Alex Dyche ADyche@channel4.co.uk

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Derry Girls – Channel 4

Derry Girls, (6x30’) is a brand new C4 comedy series set in the 1990’s written by acclaimed writer Lisa McGee (Indian Summers, London Irish, Being Human) who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy set against the spectre of The Troubles.

16-year-old Erin Quinn (Saoirse Monica Jackson) lives with her uncompromising mother (Tara Lynne O’Neill), her long-suffering father (Tommy Tiernan) and the fearsome ‘Granda Joe’ (Ian McElhinney), a man whose love for his daughters and granddaughters is surpassed only by his contempt for his son-in-law. Terrible with boys and convinced nobody understands her, Erin would love to be a rebel, and sometimes flirts with the idea of standing up to those in authority, like her Principal - the eternally unimpressed Sister Michael (Siobhan McSweeney), or divorcing her parents, à la Macaulay Culkin, but she never quite has the nerve.

The bane of Erin’s existence is her 15-year-old cousin Orla McCool (Louisa Harland) who lives next door with her ditzy mother Sarah (Kathy Kiera Clarke). Whimsical, unpredictable Orla orbits her own planet and thinks nothing of reading her cousin’s diary or borrowing her knickers. Equally responsible for Erin’s inability to better herself are her two best friends - Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan), clever, ambitious and, when faced with Sister Michael, an enthusiastic grass, and Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), mouthy, man-hungry and unashamedly offensive. Last and, as far as the girls are concerned, very much least, is Michelle’s cousin James (Dylan Llewellyn) - “The English Fella”- who’s just moved to Derry and is the ultimate outsider. Amid concerns that his English accent may cause trouble for him at the boys’ school, James is forced to attend the all-girl Our Lady Immaculate College. But as he quickly discovers, the boys’ school would have been a much easier ride.

Warm, funny and honest, Derry Girls takes a look at the everyday lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

Press contact: Alex Dyche ADyche@channel4.co.uk / Elena Kemp EKemp@channel4.co.uk

SEARCH PARTY – SERIES 2 – ALL 4

Series 2 of the critically-acclaimed ‘millenial murder mystery’ returns to All 4. Led by Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) as Dory, Search Party features an ensemble of young comic actors including John Early (The Characters) as Elliott, John Reynolds (Stranger Things) as Drew, Meredith Hagner as Portia and Brandon Michael Hall as Dory’s journalist ex-boyfriend, Julian. The ending of series one of the cult-hit left viewers stunned when we learned of the disastrous, unexpected consequences of Dory’s (Alia Shawkat) search for her missing classmate Chantal. The return of Search Party will once again follow the achingly hip, impossibly narcissistic and hilariously deluded group of friends in this razor sharp and darkly humorous series, as they have to deal with not just a dead body, but personal recriminations their privileged Brooklyn life could never prepare them for. As the group's paranoia grows, their relationships fray, and it becomes increasingly difficult to trust that no one will discover the group’s secret. These millennials are in danger!

Press contact: Debra Clavey DClavey@channel4.co.uk

DAMNED – SERIES 2 – CHANNEL 4

Damned, the sharp black comedy based around the lives of two jaded social workers, is returning to Channel 4 for a six part series. Created by Jo Brand and Morwenna Banks, the second series returns to Elm Heath Social Services where much has changed… but quite a lot hasn’t. In a post-Brexit world, defined by a new government and legislation that no one can really fathom, Rose (Jo Brand) remains as irritable, chaotic and resentful as ever as she tries to juggle home, work, family and her far-too-present ex-husband. Meanwhile Al (Alan Davies), apathetically trying to surf a mid-life crisis, considers pastures new to inject some much needed excitement, and a new challenge, into his life. Martin (Kevin Eldon), Nat (Isy Suttie - Peep Show), Denise (Georgie Glen), Nitin (Himesh Patel - EastEnders) and Ingrid (Morwenna Banks) also return.

Press contact: Debra Clavey DClavey@channel4.co.uk

LEE AND DEAN – CHANNEL 4

Lee & Dean is a comedy series written and created by exciting new comedy talents Mark O’Sullivan and Miles Chapman, who also star as the eponymous builders Lee and Dean. Ramon Tikaram (Fortitude, Happy Valley) and Ricky Grover (EastEnders, Getting On, Walliams & Friend) also star. Lee & Dean is an improvised, unconventional and wholly original comedy set in Stevenage which centres around builder best mates Lee (Miles Chapman) and Dean (Mark O’Sullivan). It’s a story of cheap builds, cheap lager, bark rubbing, break ups, and bad poetry, but at the heart of it lies the heart-warming bromance between Lee and Dean. Prior to Lee & Dean, Miles and Mark also wrote and starred in Flavours for Channel 4’s Blaps.

Press contact: Debra Clavey DClavey@channel4.co.uk

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ELECTRIC DREAMS – CHANNEL 4

Following on from the hotly anticipated first run of Electric Dreams, the sci-fi anthology series is set to continue on Channel 4 with four more episodes in early 2018.

Each episode is a stand-alone story; each inspired by one of Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories. The worlds we are invited into vary from a collapsed society populated by citizens denied freedom of choice by an automatic product-manufacturing factory; an average suburban town suffering from an alien invasion with the fate of the human race resting in the hands of a young boy; people mysteriously hanging dead from lampposts in the street; and a futuristic city living under a terror-prevention regime. Viewers will once again be thrust straight into these worlds and left questioning society as we know it. Leading the starry cast are Greg Kinnear, Juno Temple, Janelle Monae and Maura Tierney. The individual episodes are:

Electric Dreams: Autofac

Juno Temple (Vinyl, The Dark Knight Rises) and Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) star in “Autofac”, based on the Philip K. Dick short story of the same name.

In this episode, despite society and the world as we know it having collapsed, a massive, automatic product-manufacturing factory continues to operate according to the principles of consumerism - humans consume products to be happy, and in order to consume continuously, they must be denied freedom of choice and free will. When a small band of rebels decide to shut down the factory, they discover they may actually be the perfect consumers after all.

Temple will play Emily, one of the rebels, and Monae appears as Alexis, an ‘Autofac’ representative. Jay Paulson (Mad Men, Grimm) and David Lyons (Revolution, ER) will also appear in the episode.

The episode is directed by Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy, American Odyssey, Thirtysomething) and written by Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of The Titans).

Electric Dreams: Father Thing

Greg Kinnear (Heaven is For Real, As Good As It Gets), SAG Award winner and Academy Award nominee, stars as The Father in “Father Thing”, based on the Philip K. Dick short story of the same name.

In this episode, the world is under attack as aliens quietly invade our homes. Charlie, played by Jack Gore (Billions), our young hero must make the most difficult decisions imaginable to protect his Mother, played by Mireille Enos (The Catch, The Killing, World War Z) and the human race, as he is among the first to realise that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters.

The episode is written and directed by Emmy award winner Michael Dinner (Sneaky Pete, Justified,The Wonder Years) who also serves as executive producer on the series.

Electric Dreams: Safe And Sound

Annalise Basso (Captain Fantastic, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Cold) and Maura Tierney (The Affair, The Good Wife, ER) star in “Safe and Sound” based on the Philip K. Dick short story “Foster You’re Dead”.

A small-town girl Forster Lee, played by Basso, already gripped with social anxiety, moves to a big futuristic city with her mother Irene Lee, played by Tierney. Exposed for the first time to urban society’s emphasis on security and terrorist prevention, it isn’t long before her school days are consumed by fear and paranoia. She soon finds guidance and companionship in the most unexpected of places.

The episode is written by Kalen Egan (The Man In The High Castle) & Travis Sentell (Believer with Reza Aslan) and directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Terminator Genisys).

Electric Dreams: Kill All Others

Mel Rodriguez (Last Man on Earth, Getting On, Little Miss Sunshine) and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Departed) star in “Kill All Others”, based on the Philip K. Dick short story “The Hanging Stranger”.

A man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician, known as The Candidate, played by Vera Farmiga, makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. When one average man, Philbert Noyce, played by Rodriguez, dares to question the situation he becomes an instant target.

Also starring include Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton, Kong: Skull Island) as Lenny, Glenn Morshower (Aftermath, Supergirl, Bloodline) as Ed – both Philbert’s co-workers – as well as Sarah Brown (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, General Hospital) who plays Maggie Noyce, Philbert’s wife.The episode is written and directed by Dee Rees (Mudbound, Bessie).

Press contact: Elena Kemp EKemp@channel4.co.uk

Kiss Me First – channel 4

Bryan Elsley’s (Skins, Dates) Kiss Me First is an innovative, state-of-the-art thriller which will combine live action with stunning state-of-the-art computer-generated virtual world sequences in a TV drama first.

Tallulah Haddon (The Living and The Dead) will play the central role of Leila, a reserved 19-year-old who becomes addicted to a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). While in the site, Leila meets Tess (Simona Brown - The Night Manager), a cool, confident party girl who harbours a dark secret.

Tess invites Leila into Red Pill, a secretive, invite-only part of this virtual world led by charming and manipulative, Adrian (Matthew Beard - And When Did You Last See Your Father?, The Riot Club). Although the young adult members of Red Pill have never, in the real world, met Adrian, they all instinctively trust in his leadership. Unbeknownst to them, however, Red Pill members have been cherry-picked by Adrian, and are unaware of the fate that they’re about to face.

Press contact: Elena Kemp EKemp@channel4.co.uk

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Young Sheldon – e4

Young Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory prequel, will follows the life of a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours. The 13 x 30, highly anticipated series stars Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies), Zoe Perry (Scandal, The Family, Grey’s Anatomy), Lance Barber (The Comeback, Black-ish, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Annie Potts(GCB, Designing Women, Love & War) Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord (Modern Family, Grace and Frankie). Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, The Normal Heart) narrates as Adult Sheldon. But for 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve young Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him!

Press contact: Toby King TKing@channel4.co.uk

walter presents: Maltese (Italy)

Written by two of the creatives behind the international hit series ‘Gormorrah’ and set in Sicily in the 1970s, "Maltese" tells the story of one man’s fight against the mafia. Dario Maltese (Kim Rossi Stuart) is a talented detective battling to stay moral in an immoral world. Returning to his hometown of Sicily to attend a friend’s wedding, Maltese is suddenly and violently sucked back into the world he fled twenty years before. This time however, he must stay to uncover the truth but what starts out as a simple murder investigation quickly escalates, uncovering more disappearances, further murders and ultimately exposing a network of corruption and lawlessness. Assassins and criminals work alongside powerful and untouchable citizens and government officials. Dodging hitman who have been sent to kill him, seeing friends and colleagues murdered, and forced to risk the life of the woman he loves, a shocking truth to a very personal tragedy awaits Maltese.

Press contact: Toby King TKing@channel4.co.uk

walter presents: Before We Die (Sweden)

Before We Die is the story of Hanna, a cop experiencing her life slipping away. She is closing in on sixty and on the shortlist for early retirement. She's missing her family, the people she has been neglecting during her career. One person she misses in particular is her son Christian, who's just been released from a two year prison sentence for drug possession, and it doesn't help that Hanna was the arresting officer. Hanna no longer belongs to the elite group within the Department of Organized Crime, but her close colleague and lover Sven does. When Sven is kidnapped, his role in the investigation of a notorious biker gang surfaces. Hanna finds out something no one else knows; Sven has been handling an informant. She can't figure out what organisation this informant belongs to, and just knows the name; Inez. The only way for Hanna not to lose this critical informant is by continuing the dialogue by text messaging - without knowing the informant is actually her own son, Christian. Neither of them know the other's true identity. While Hanna and Christian private relationship is under hard constraints, their relationship as handler and infiltrator is growing stronger.

Press contact: Toby King TKing@channel4.co.uk

walter presents: 13 Commandments (Belgium)

Inspired by the Ten Commandments, a killer commits a series of gruesome crimes hoping to jolt society’s conscience with them. Self-proclaiming himself as a modern-day Moses, the killer aims at restoring long gone moral standards and punishes ruthlessly. A jaded police officer (Dirk Van Dijck) and his ambitious young partner (Marie Vinck) get caught up in a impossible hunt for the murderer who becomes more and more popular, despite the cruelty of his crimes... And then he gets caught, or maybe he doesn’t? Because nothing is what it seems in this enthralling new series. A Flemish province town is startled by the murder of a sixteen-year-old Turkish girl, whose throat was brutally slit. The police think it is an honour killing and quickly finds a suspect but has no proof. The man seems to walk away. One day later, he is found alive but heavily burned under a bridge with the first of the Ten Commandments written in graffiti on the bridge’s pillar: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” The police are puzzled, and the mystery reaches a new height when the perpetrator strikes again shortly after. (In Flemish with English subtitles.)

Press contact: Toby King TKing@channel4.co.uk

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HIGH & DRY – E4

An air steward crash lands into a tropical paradise and puts himself in charge of the palm-fringed island. But remaining survivors won’t be grateful for their lives for too long as they will soon learn they are stranded with the world’s worst human being, Brett Sullivan, and not even the blue tropical waters are enough to make him bearable. High & Dry is a new 6x30’ Baby Cow comedy production for E4 which started as a BLAP, the online showcase to develop new programme ideas and future comedy stars. Written by and starring Marc Wootton (High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, La La Land), High & Dry centres around survivors of a plane crash who have washed up on a remote island in the Indian Ocean. Led by overbearing, sociopath air steward Brett Sullivan (Marc Wootton), also self-proclaimed “King of the Island”, the survivors assemble together in the belief they are each other’s best chance of survival, or so they think…. will people show their true colours when survival instincts kick in and will they ever stand a chance of being rescued? Also fastened in for the ride are spaced-out Arnab (Asim Chaudhry - People Just Do Nothing), cautious family man Douglas (Harry Peacock – Toast of London) plain speaking Harriet (Vicki Pepperdine -Getting On) and dutiful Susan (Grace Rex – Master of None). The series is directed by Dave Lambert (Zapped, Alan Partridge) and is filmed entirely on location on the idyllic beaches of the Seychelles.

Press contact: Lesley Land LLand@channel4.co.uk

FACTUAL

Working Class White Men – channel 4

In Britain today many working class white men feel demonised, forgotten and angry. Presented by Professor Green this two part documentary explores what life is really like for these men, why many of them feel abandoned, and what the consequences are for Britain if we continue to look away. Raised by his nan on a council estate in Hackney, Professor Green is himself from a working class, low income background. Over a period of six months he follows six working class white men in different parts of the country to understand what life in modern Britain is like for them.

Press contact: Harpreet Gill HGill@Channel4.co.uk

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First Dates Hotel - Series 2 – CHANNEL 4

Once again, Maître D’ Fred Siriex and his team will welcome a host of hopeful singletons to the exquisite First Dates Hotel, which this time will be in Southern Italy.

As in the first series, the First Dates team are inviting guests still looking for “the one” for a more intensive and tailor- made matching making experience. If you have ever reached the end of an episode of First Dates and thought “but I want to see what happens next!” – then this will offer up the chance to find out.

The format will allow those where the answer is ‘Yes’ to extend their stay in the hotel and enjoy the stunning Italian countryside. And for some who don't meet with success on their first date, they will be re-matched for a second chance at finding love.

The idyllic setting will see both guests and viewers transported to the destination of their dreams with dates such as pool side lunches or a candle-lit meal under the stars.

Press contacts: Steve Rosier SRosier@Channel4.co.uk and Faye McCormick FMccormick@Channel4.co.uk

SAS: WHO DARES WINS - Series 3 – CHANNEL 4

In this brand new series of SAS Who Dares Wins, 25 civilian recruits will be pushed to their limits in the extreme and unforgiving terrain of the Atlas Mountains in Southern Morocco. Over five thrilling episodes the recruits will be thrown in at the deep end as they endure punishing tasks derived from actual Special Forces Selection. This year, Chief Instructor Ant Middleton and his Directing Staff (DS) Foxy, Ollie and Billy are intensifying the course - adding twists and turns to the tasks in their quest to find men who are willing to drive their bodies and minds to the edge. This condensed version of SAS ‘Selection’ is the closest civilians can get to actual Special Forces training. The DS and recruits will be based in a makeshift training camp inside a 150 year-old Kasbah in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The soaring temperatures, surrounding arid landscape, vast mountains, canyons and deserts all trigger memories of the environments where the DS have fought during recent wars. For them, this is the terrain of modern warfare. As the recruits progress through the course, they will discover harsh truths about themselves whilst revealing and facing their fears. As they are stretched to their limits, the underlying issues of masculinity and men’s mental health emerge as strong overarching themes. For many taking part, this will be a life changing experience, but who amongst them has what it takes to make it through to the end?

Press contact: Gail Davidson Gail@gaildavidsonpr.co.uk

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The Job Interview - Series 2 – channel 4

The Job Interview returns to Channel 4 for a second six-part run. Real candidates being interviewed for real jobs by real employers lies at the heart of this roller coaster fixed rig documentary series From the executive producer of First Dates, it reveals the terror and triumph of real-life interviews, highlighting every detail from initial handshake to potentially life-changing job offer.

This series, the stakes are even higher. The jobs on offer are with some of Britain's most prestigious companies. From Virgin Trains to Hilton Hotels and Resorts... Heck Sausages to Champneys... The RAC to Good Housekeeping Magazine. All will be opening their doors to show how they zero in on the perfect candidate for the job.
All the companies have done the shortlisting themselves and all the applicants really want to work for the companies they've applied to. Those who are shortlisted are done so on the strength of their CVs.
Featuring a vast array of candidates from all walks of life, they must persuade the bosses that they have the skills, personality and drive to secure the job. And of course thanks to the intimacy and detail captured by the "fixed rig", the audience will be treated to every nuance.

Press contact’s: Steve Rosier SRosier@Channel4.co.uk and Faye McCormick FMccormick@Channel4.co.uk

Can You Fix A Brain Like Mine? – channel 4

At the age of 34 Lotje Sodderland’s brain was permanently damaged by a stroke which almost killed her. It fundamentally changed her and the way she saw the world but also left her fascinated with the science that saved her life. In this programme Lotje meets the pioneers in the world of neuroscience, scientists who are using the latest knowledge to repair ‘broken’ brains and developing ground-breaking treatments for everything from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s to autism. But as the brain is a complex organ and neuroscience is still in its infancy, Lotje examines the risks as well as the rewards associated with fixing something we don’t yet fully understand.

Press contact: Harpreet Gill HGill@Channel4.co.uk

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Biggest Little Railway in the World – CHANNEL 4

In an exciting and ambitious series, Dick Strawbridge will follow a team of model railway enthusiasts, engineers, and builders and an army of skilled and unskilled volunteers as they attempt to build the longest model railway track ever constructed, stretching 74 miles along the stunning Great Glen Way in Scotland.

The coast to coast route – from Fort William to Inverness – is the last great unfulfilled dream of the Victorian engineers who criss-crossed the rest of the country with track during the railway’s golden age. The competing rail companies of the day refused to co-operate and it was never realised. But now, over 100 years later, the British public is going to complete the job, helping us all to appreciate – in miniature – the challenges our forebears had to overcome, their ingenuity and resourcefulness, and the sheer scale of their achievement.

The route will be divided into sections and a few miles will be allocated to each of the teams to work on. As well as laying the O gauge track in three metre lengths, the teams will need to work out how to overcome the inevitable problems they face by building bridges, helixes and pulley systems. Like the navvies of old, participants will live and work alongside the track as they go.

Press contact: Gail Davidson Gail@gaildavidsonpr.co.uk

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Himalaya High – CHANNEL 4

Statistics show that white working class boys are falling behind their classmates in GCSE attainment, but where they are taught alongside peers in multi-cultural classrooms they perform better. Could this be down to a broader world view or a differing cultural approach to education and ambition?

Five British boys who have all struggled academically and failed GCSEs as they spend five months immersed in life at The Doon School, an Indian boarding school a world away from their usual classroom environment, in the hope of transforming their academic potential, in Himalaya High (3x60’).

Will the ambition of their new peers encourage them to do better? And will being submerged in an all-Indian school give them a broader horizon and help them improve their attitude to learning, their marks and their future prospects?

Press contact: Nicholas Walker NWalker@Channel4.co.uk

FEATURES

£1 HOUSE- CHANNEL 4

Although home ownership is often reported as being increasingly out of reach, some areas have a different sort of housing crisis. There are areas of the UK where housing is available but people choose not to live there. A new observational documentary will follow first time home owners as they turn derelict boarded up houses into homes and rebuild the community spirit of a blighted neighbourhood. Families and couples have been selected from thousands and given a unique opportunity – to buy a house for just £1. It’s all part of a radical urban regeneration plan by Liverpool City Council. It won’t be easy turning them into a home, it’ll be a real-life drama in the land of Brookside.

Press contact: Lesley Land LLand@Channel4.co.uk

HOW TO GET FIT FAST - CHANNEL 4

We’re a nation divided by fitness –while one half of us never leaves the couch, the other half includes those running ultramarathons, clogging Instagram with their Tough Mudders and verging on bigorexia. But there are so many myths flying around, we’re confused! From believing that sit ups will give us abs – they won’t, you can’t pick areas to lose fat from; to thinking you can out-train a bad diet – you can’t, it’s 80% diet, 20% exercise; to eating little and often to boost your metabolism – it won’t have any affect at all on your metabolism…! The series will help the nation work out which exercise is right for them – and if the fastest way to get fit.

Press contact: Max Damjanovic MDamjanovic@Channel4.co.uk

Love it or List it – Series 3 - channel 4

Kirstie and Phil will return for a brand new series (14x60’) of the show where they help couples who have fallen out of love… with their houses. Kirstie is again in charge of the sledgehammer and will set about transforming the couple’s own home by knocking down walls and revamping the property. Meanwhile, Phil will use his little black book of contacts to search high and low for a new property for the couple to fall in love with. With Kirstie firmly in camp love it; and Phil rooted in team list it, who will be able to persuade the couple? The pressure is on for the property duo, with Kirstie having the most success in series 1, Phil is fighting to hold on to his success in series 2, there is everything to play for this time and the stakes are high.

Press contact: Rebecca Schutze RSchutze@Channel4.co.uk

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT – SERIES 3 – CHANNEL 4

The ground-breaking social experiment which asks if science can find you the perfect mate returns for a third series. The innovative series, which sees singletons marry a stranger selected by a group of scientists and experts, explores whether biology, chemistry and psychology can help create successful and lasting relationships and through marriage, a bond that leads to true and enduring love.

Press contact: Lesley Land LLand@channel4.co.uk

HOW to Lose Weight Well – Series 3 - CHANNEL 4

How to Lose Weight Well returns in 2018 (5 x 60) for an all new series of incredible body transformations . In each programme, Dr Xand Van Tulleken, chef Stacie Stewart and dietician Hala El-Shafie will be on hand as three pairs of dieters road test some of the most popular, and some of the most peculiar, diets the world has to offer. Each pair are dieting for different reasons – from weddings to holidays – and some will have less time than others. The series will once again chart every triumph and tantrum along the way.

Press contact: Nicholas Walker NWalker@Channel4.co.uk

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – SERIES 7 - Channel 4

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (10x60’) returns for the seventh series. Over ten episodes, architect, George Clarke and master craftsman Will Hardie travel around the UK to see the nation’s most ingenious and eccentric builds being created by our pioneering small space designers. From abandoned sewage works, subterranean air raid shelters, even cockpits of commercial airplanes and cattle trucks; this series shows how with a bit of vision and innovative design even the most unusual space can be transformed into a thing of beauty. In search of inspiration George travels to Japan where innovation and ground-breaking design blend seamlessly to create breath-taking spaces like no other. Inspired by a toy tree house from George’s childhood, will and George attempt the impossible, to build their own 4 tonne, 6 metre tall version of the toy without any foundations.

Press contact: Rebecca Schutze RSchutze@Channel4.co.uk

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True Horror – CHANNEL 4

Docu-drama series, 4x60’, depicting chilling tales of real life horror stories. Each filmic episode, realised by some of the UK’s most exciting writers and directors, will tell a single, spine-tingling story, drawing on eyewitness testimonies, brought to life through straight-to-camera documentary interviews and visually-striking, elegantly realised and terrifying drama.

Eyewitnesses recount stories of paranoia, paranormal activity and fear, explaining in candid detail how these seemingly inexplicable experiences affected their lives in gripping detail.

Press contact: Nicholas Walker NWalker@Channel4.co.uk

5* Star Hotel - E4

Reality TV heavy-weights Joey Essex and Spencer Matthews are heading off the sun-soaked Mediterranean where E4 will be opening the doors to the Five Star Hotel, 15X60’. It’s the first time Joey and Spencer have appeared in the same show so they’ll have to battle it out to be alpha male. The other three celebrity team members there to deliver 5 Star Service will be TOWIE leading lady Lydia Bright, former Geordie Shore lass Holly Hagen and Ex On the Beach star Ashley Cain. Joey, Spencer, Lydia, Holly and Ashley will have to work together to show their guests a good time to keep their Five Star rating. But as the temperatures rise in the Mediterranean, will the celebrities be able to keep their cool under pressure? Will anyone find some summer loving? And will they manage to get up in time to serve breakfast?

Press contacts: Max Damjanovic MDamjanovic@Channel4.co.uk and Samantha Fraser SFraser@Channel4.co.uk

Hunted – SeRIES 3 – channel 4

C4’s hit factual thriller returns for a third season as nine British citizens turn fugitive and go on the run.

Following a dramatic launch in Manchester the fugitives are pursued across the UK by an elite team of 30 hunters, drawn from some of the world’s best investigators and led by former Scotland Yard detective, Chief Peter Bleksley. The stakes are high; if the fugitives can evade capture for 25 days they could win a share of £100,000. But they're up against a formidable force as the hunters are equipped with search dogs, drones and helicopters.

Press contact: Harpreet Gill HGill@Channel4.co.uk


COACH TRIP: ROAD TO TENERIFE – E4

TV’s sunniest, funniest reality road trip is back! The Coach is gearing up again for a new gang of fun-loving holiday-makers, climbing aboard for an adventure-filled holiday of a lifetime. The tourists will vote each day on who remains on the coach, with the last pairs standing at the end of the 40-day tour in with a shot of winning a luxury stay in the trip’s final stop: Tenerife.

International tour guide and Coach Trip legend Brendan Sheerin again guides the way as he takes charge of a sprightly group of tourists on an action-packed itinerary around Europe’s holiday hotspots, taking in some of its famed resorts and hidden highlights.

Press contact: Nick Walker NWalker@Channel4.co.uk


CELEBS GO DATING – SERIES 4

Celebs Go Dating is back.

Queen of the memes and TOWIE powerhouse Gemma Collins puts her trust in dating experts Nadia Essex and Eden Blackman to help her find her dream man. Also placing their hearts in the hands of the professionals are songstress Tallia Storm, comedian London Hughes and Olympic champion Jade Jones. Joining the ladies are four single guys hoping to find someone to cosy up to in the cold Winter months; Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson and Ollie Locke, from across the pond American filmstar Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) and possibly the experts’ greatest challenge yet, Muggy Mike Thalassitis, who failed to find love on a whole Love Island.

Our celebs will be sent out into the cruel world of dating, with every excruciatingly awkward encounter captured on camera! Welcoming all of the new clients to the agency is delectable receptionist Tom Read Wilson, who provides a shoulder to cry on and dating advice when the celebs need it most.

Press contact: Max Damjanovic MDamjanovic@Channel4.co.uk

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ENTERTAINMENT

I Don't Like Mondays – CHANNEL 4

Imagine winning a year’s salary on TV, resigning from your job on air and spending the next 12 months doing whatever you wanted. I Don’t Like Mondays (6 x 60) will see Alan Carr give one lucky member of the audience the chance not to have to go to work for a whole year via a series of big scale studio games and challenges.

The studio audience, made up of people from across the UK with a range of different salaries, will arrive armed with resignation letters and at the end of the show, one of them will resign there and then, walking away with a year’s salary.

Press contact: Lesley Land LLand@channel4.co.uk

EDUCATION

The Class Next Door – Channel 4

Primary school education has changed dramatically in recent years and in a new 3x60’ series for Channel 4 parents are going to experience what it’s like for their kids as they go back to school in The Class Next Door. For one half term a class of parents will study the same curriculum as their children, who will be in the classroom next door. They will have the same regime, don the school’s uniform, sit cross legged in assembly and do PE and recorder lessons as well as face the same discipline if they misbehave. With greater pressure on primary school children to perform in SATs, the new education reforms and the rise of grammar school culture, there has never been more of a need for us to find out exactly what is expected of our children, and what sort of pressures they are under today.

Press contact: Samantha Fraser SFraser@Channel4.co.uk

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Still available on All 4…

Dawson’s Creek

Dawson’s Creek… The nineties cult-classic that defined a generation, introduced us to the hormone riddled, lexically advanced adolescents of Capeside, and taught us about the mind-bending, heart-shattering rawness of teen love, lust and crucially angst, has launched as a six series boxset on All 4.

Back in 1998, when Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) worked in Screenplay Video and could only dream about getting the girl (let alone the invention of digital boxsets) the first series began on Channel 4 and, along with Joey (Katie Holmes) and Jen (Michelle Williams), we became embroiled in the love triangle of the decade.

As Andie (Meredith Monroe) and Jack (Kerr Smith) joined the cast of Kevin Williamson’s hit show it saw some of the biggest TV moments of its era, which paved the way for all teen dramas yet to come. From the first gay kiss on American screens and coming out, to losing your virginity, the struggle with sex, drug addiction and mental health, dealing with the death of a parent and having an affair with a teacher the creek kids covered it all… complete with infamous cry faces that broke our dial-up internet.

Now, nearly twenty years later, the gang won’t be saying goodnight, or goodbye to all the drams, Grams, Doug, Audrey, the middle-parts, THE wall, Joey’s ladder, Abbey Morgan, Miss Jacobs, the bootleg jeans (in fact stonewashed denim in general), the Birkenstocks, the contemporary pop music soundtrack, Henry, Gretchen, Mitch and Gail, the death by ice-cream cone, the twin from Sweet Valley High, Bessie, Bodie, Leary’s Fresh Fish, Potter’s B&B, The Boat House, Junior Prom, Senior Prom, graduation and, most importantly, “True Love”.

Press contact: Alex Dyche ADyche@channel4.co.uk

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The End of the F***ing World

An 8-part darkly comic road trip tale, The End of the F***ing World invites viewers into the confused lives of teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther – Black Mirror, The Imitation Game) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden – The Lobster, Ellen, Penny Dreadful) as they decide to escape from their families and embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s estranged father. As the pair get caught up in a series of violent events, they find themselves on a journey of discovery that becomes progressively ominous, trailed by two uniquely mismatched police detectives – played by BAFTA-winning Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola Our Loved Boy) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Moorside).

Press contact: Debra Clavey DClavey@channel4.co.uk

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