Channel 4 commissions Worst House on the Street from South Shore

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Channel 4 has commissioned a brand-new features series, Worst House on the Street, from South Shore, co-produced with the Motion Content Group.


The 6 x 60 series follows brother and sister property developers Scarlette and Stuart Douglas using their creative expertise to help families transform run-down houses into dream homes without blowing the bank. With over 70% of renovations going over time and over budget, Scarlette and Stuart will use every trick in their book to help families make their money go further. At the end of the project they’ll reveal how much their innovative and thrifty changes have increased the value of the property by.


Scarlette and Stuart said “Over many years, we have honed the skill of redeveloping properties whilst extracting the most value from the finances available. As brother and sister, our candid and honest relationship has helped us refine our process to achieve the best results. Together we have redesigned and renovated numerous properties, transforming them from uninspiring bricks and mortar to desirable and profitable homes.”


Produced out of South Shore’s Cardiff production office, Head of South Shore Wales Simon Kerfoot said “Stuart and Scarlette have got some incredible tips, tricks and hacks up their sleeves that will guarantee our thrifty home owners pull off renovations far in excess of their budgets or expectations.”


Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Daytime and Features said “Everyone is under pressure to make their money go further these days. Scarlette and Stuart will demonstrate how, with some tried and tested tricks,  it is possible to renovate the worst house to the best house on the street”.


Martin Oxley, Head of Formats and Entertainment (UK) for Motion said “Stuart and Scarlette are the real deal when it comes to the inside track on property development hacks and we couldn’t be more delighted to be working with Channel 4 and South Shore on this latest upgrade to the property format”.


Worst House on the Street was commissioned for Channel 4 by Clemency Green. Executive Producers for South Shore are Simon Kerfoot, Melanie Leach, Andrew MacKenzie with Martin Oxley as Executive Producer for Motion. Claire Edwards is Series Producer.





About South Shore


South Shore is a UK production company with permanent production bases in London and Cardiff. South Shore’s recent credits include The Greatest Snowman (C4), The Hairy Bikers Go North (BBC2) and The Man Who Bought Cricket (Sky Documentaries.)


About Motion Content Group


Motion Content Group funds, develops, produces and distributes both original and third-party premium content to create value and opportunities for its partners and advertisers.  Working with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors Motion aims to support the editorial, creative and commercial requirements of over 200 networks and platforms.  Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in over 30 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally.  


Motion Content Group is part of GroupM, the world’s leading full-service media investment management operation, a WPP company.  


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