Gold Wala and Motion Content Group have been commissioned to make a 1x60’ feature celebrating the music of the 1980s for Channel 4’s digital channel, More4.
Legendary presenter Ken Bruce voices Sounds Like The 80s, which brings together icons from the British music scene to select their favourite tracks from the decade to create their ultimate mixtape of the era.
With song selections from a variety of famous faces synonymous with the 80s including Midge Ure, Jazzie B, Toyah Willcox, Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan, we hear the stories behind the tracks that defined a generation, told by those who truly lived it.
Jasper Hone, Commissioning Executive for Channel 4, said: “The 80s produced so much incredible music and who better to re-live such an iconic musical decade with than Ken Bruce and legends of the era? Sounds Like The 80s is the ultimate nostalgia hit to transport you back in time and our playlist, chosen by 80s legends, is sure to spark debate in living rooms around the country.”
Faraz Osman, Managing Director of Gold Wala, said: “We are delighted to be working with Channel 4, Motion and the legendary Ken Bruce to bring a slice of 80s nostalgia to More4. The stars, stories and greatest hits of the decade have been lovingly crafted into a fresh format by our Gold Wala team, who are obsessed with bringing good music to life. This is going to be a real treat for anyone who lived the era, loved the look or poured over a mixtape that was jammed full of absolute 80s anthems.”
Deep Sehgal, Head of Creative Diversity at Motion Content Group said, 'Motion are thrilled to be able to support Gold Wala through the Diverse Indies Fund. This is a really fun format from a rapidly-growing company with a very bright future.'
Sounds Like The 80s was funded by Channel 4 and Motion Content Group's Diverse Indies Fund. The Diverse Indies Fund was set up to support small and medium-sized ethnically diverse-led independent production companies to produce new projects. The fund is overseen by Vivienne Molokwu, senior commissioning editor at Channel 4 and Deep Sehgal, head of Creative Diversity at Motion Content Group.
Produced by Gold Wala and Motion Content Group, Sounds Like The 80s was commissioned by Jasper Hone, Commissioning Executive, Daytime and Features, and Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features. The Executive Producer for Gold Wala is Faraz Osman with Verity Newman as Series Producer/Director. Deep Sehgal is Executive Producer for Motion Content Group.