Nick Knowles’ Better Homes
In this brand new 3 part series for C5, Nick Knowles gathers a team of experts together to show you how to improve your house when it comes to storage, space and organisation.
Based at Home Improvement HQ, Nick and his team composed of an interior designer, 2 carpenters, a props maker, garden designer, home organiser and upcycler get hands on to demonstrate their top tips.
From reclaiming dead space in your house and turning it into stylish storage, how to make the tiniest garden into an extension of your living space, how to organise bedroom and kitchen cupboard space, to creating a kids fantasy bed complete with storage, the team venture into every area of the house.
3 x 60
5Star – Channel 5 – My5
Love In The Flesh
Zara McDermott will host Love In The Flesh, an 8 x 45 series for BBC Three that focuses on real-life potential couples who have already formed online relationships via dating apps and social media but who have never actually met each other in the real world. These online daters will be whisked away from the pressures of daily life and screens to explore whether their online relationships can turn into Love In The Flesh.
Some couples will have been chatting for years whilst others have only been flirting for months or weeks. How does their online persona match up to their real world self?
Presenter Zara McDermott
Reality Dating format
8 x 45
How to Add 20K to Your Home
Our first show for C5 features Britain’s best-loved TV property and interior experts sharing the secrets of adding value to a property in the most budget-friendly way possible.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Barker, Scarlette Douglas, Laura Hamilton and Gary McCausland present a number of projects, including converting a garage into a bedroom or cinema room, installing a home office in the garden, and creating an open-plan living space by knocking down walls between kitchens and sitting rooms.
What’s more, with each idea Craig Phillips explores the DIY route, working out how much the viewer can do themselves to save money – and which bits they should leave to the professionals. The show offers solutions for every home owner and for every budget.
Presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Presenter Linda Barker
Presenter Scarlette Douglas
Presenter Laura Hamilton
Presenter Gary McCausland
Presenter Craig Phillips
1 x 60
Part of the C4 Extraordinary Teens Season
A series of shorts that celebrate British teenagers and the great things they are able to achieve. Each short tells the story of one teenager who, in their own way, has accomplished something special. They’ll reveal the things, influences and people who have motivated and made them who they are today. Stories include:
Izzy is 14 years old and a national trampolining champion. Her achievement is more remarkable given that she is a quadruple amputee, having lost her limbs to meningitis at the age of seven. She also runs her own YouTube channel which inspires amputees the world over.
Tumise is 18 and has undergone a remarkable physical transformation. Through hard work and determination, this once ‘small and skinny’ teenager is now the number one British Natural Teenage Bodybuilder. He’s also the number 2 Junior Champ in the world.
Maya is 18 and studying engineering, just two years after arriving in the UK as a refugee. She’s also won the Diana Award for changing people’s lives
Shorts Documentary Series
5 x 3
Me And My Dog: The Ultimate Contest
Our first major format, Me And My Dog: The Ultimate Contest is a co-production with Wall to Wall Media. In this brand new series presented by Chris Packham, Me And My Dog sees eight owners and their dogs from across the UK compete together in a unique contest set in the testing terrain of the Lake District.
Over four weeks, canine scientists and dog trainers will help them unlock the full potential of their partnership as they compete in a series of challenges. The best duos will win a place in the grand final, but only one pair can be crowned ultimate champions. Throughout the contest, dog devotee Chris will unveil the science behind the incredible bond between human and dog.
Specialist Factual Series
4 x 60
The Black Lesbian Handbook: USA
The second series of our top rating shorts series for All4 exploring the lives of young black lesbians. In series 2 we follow some of the British characters from the first series as they journey to Atlanta to let their hair down at Black Pride and meet some larger than life characters in their American counterparts. How do their US cousins differ in the way they party, label themselves, think about life and connect?
Shortlisted for a Broadcast Digital Award 2016 – Best Non-Scripted Online Short
Shorts Documentary Series
6 x 4
The Black Lesbian Handbook Series 1
Our first two series of documentary shorts for All4 are in their top 5 rated shows to date. Series 1 provides an insight into the underground world of London’s urban black lesbian scene. The young women who feature in each episode find sanctuary in a secret community, known to the inner circle as the ‘Scene’, in which everyone has a role and a place. Made up of Studs, Muffins, Wifelets and Bears. In this world they feel safe and free to express themselves. Sometimes shocking, sometimes provocative, always powerful.
Nominated for a Banff Rockie Award 2015 for Best Digital Unscripted Series
Shorts Documentary Series
5 x 4