Channel 4 has commissioned a brand-new series fronted by Caroline Quentin spotlighting the breath-taking beauty and breadth of activity in the UK’s National Parks for More4.
Across the series, Caroline will visit the most beautiful locations within the National Parks and learn how they function, what draws people to them, and how they intend to sustain and grow in the future.
Caroline’s adventures will take her from the Welsh wonders of Bannau Brycheiniog (formerly Brecon Beacons) to the ancient forests of the Cairngorms in Scotland, the historic settlements of the Peak District in England and many more locations among the National Parks.
Caroline, as a former President of the Campaign for National Parks, has a special relationship with these vast areas of nature. As she travels throughout the country in the four-part series, she will see how different parks across the UK exemplify the themes of the four programmes: Transport; Landscapes; Produce; and Historical Sites.
Host Caroline Quentin said: “My connection with the National Parks goes back years, so to be able to explore so many aspects of them in this new series has been wonderful. Not only do I get to visit the most beautiful places across the UK, but I also get to meet the people whose lives are shaped by living and working in the parks themselves.”
The UK’s National Parks with Caroline Quentin is a 4 x 60’ series for More4 from Greater Manchester-based indie King of Sunshine Productions with Group M Motion Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Sohail Shah, Managing Director of King of Sunshine Productions, and Series Producer is Joel Orme. Deep Sehgal is Executive Producer for Motion Entertainment. The programme is commissioned by Channel 4’s Jane Handa and Jasper Hone, Commissioning Executives, Daytime & Features, and Jo Street, Head of Daytime & Features.
Sohail Shah, MD of King of Sunshine Productions comments: “The UK’s National Parks attract visitors from around the world. With stunning views, diverse wildlife, and their own individual histories, they truly have it all. I can’t think of a better guide than Caroline Quentin to showcase everything that the parks of England, Scotland and Wales have to offer.”
Deep Sehgal, head of Creative Diversity at Group M Motion Entertainment, comments: “We are very proud to support a diverse-led indie as they produce a show that celebrates the very best of the UK. Caroline’s personal journey is a warm and compelling celebration of the natural world on our doorstep.”
Jane Handa, Commissioning Executive for Channel 4, adds: “We’re delighted to be working with Caroline and King of Sunshine on this series, which will showcase some of the most incredible landscapes on our doorsteps, and highlight some of the fantastic sights, sounds and flavours that the UK’s National Parks have to offer.”
The UK’s National Parks with Caroline Quentin was funded by Channel 4 and Motion Entertainment’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 Entertainment.
For further information:
Nick Walker, Channel 4 Press Office