Production News

Bookmark and Share

Channel 4 Features Styles A Raft Of New Commissions

News Image
From weight loss products and diet fads to surgery and the latest beauty treatments or fashion fix, Channel 4 Features has commissioned four brand new programmes which are set to delve into the fixation with our bodies, transforming a few along the way.

Across the UK there are people who've never seen a doctor, a dentist or a surgeon, but who desperately need to. In 'Never Seen a Doctor, Never Seen a Dentist', a 3x60' series from Little Gem, Katie Piper will be lifting the lid on those who've spent years neglecting themselves, be it through fear or financial worries and following their journey as they undertake dramatic transformations.

From curing chronic acne to turning extreme dental disasters into a perfect smile Katie will be finding out what damage that we can do to our bodies by shying away from medical maintenance and what can be done to help.

Made Over By (W/T), a 4x60' series from Shine TV, will follow one woman who has lost her way in the wardrobe stakes as she meets with three different fabulous fashion tribes who are competing to give her attire and confidence a much needed injection of attitude. From Blinging Brixtonites and Tantastic Essex girls to happening hipsters, one lady who would never normally venture from jeans and a t-shirt will get to experiment with three very different looks.

After going through three dramatic transformations she'll be let loose to use everything she's learnt from her new gurus to restyle herself, revealing her new 'Made Over' self to the three tribes to show which one of them has influenced her the most.

In Britain today a massive 11 million of us – almost 1 in 6 – are on some form of diet, many in a bid to slim down for a particular event that falls within our own glaring self-imposed deadlines. In Crash Test Dieters, produced by Little Gem, Dr Xand Van Tulleken and dietician Hala El-Shafie will be on hand as six dieters attempt diets which claim to be able to blitz the bulge.

They will be embarking on diets across three different imposed time scales – 7 to 10 days, 6 weeks, and 4 months in a bid to reflect what slimmers across the nation attempt to do every day. Do the diet claims work and are they achievable? Are the cons worth the pros? And what are the innocent-looking food bombs which will blow up your diet?

Henry Holland and RDF Television are rigging the fitting rooms of some of the nation's favourite shops in 'The Changing Room' (4x60') in a bid to undress all of the drama, secrets, bitingly honest opinions and clandestine goings-on, teaching us the fashion rules we need to obey along the way.

Cameras will be set up in high street stores including House of Fraser, New Look, H&M, Monsoon and River Island to catch all the tears, tantrums and triumphs that every shopping trip entails while Henry shares his top tips on what to buy, meeting an entertaining mix of customers and shop assistants who are keen to offer their opinion too.

Never Seen a Doctor, Never Seen a Dentist (W/T)
Executive Producer: Ben Gale
Production Company: Little Gem
Commissioning Editors: Kate Teckman and Gill Wilson

Made Over By (W/T)
Executive Producer: Tanya Shaw & Lorna-Dawn Creanor
Production Company: Shine TV
Commissioning Editors: Lizi Wootton and Gill Wilson

Crash Test Dieters (W/T)
Executive Producer: Ben Gale
Production Company: Little Gem
Commissioning Editors: Alex Menzies and Gill Wilson

The Changing Room (W/T)
Executive Producer: Andrew Anderson
Production Company: RDF Television, a Zodiak Media Company
Commissioning Editors: Gill Wilson
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Blackbird Wins Environmental Sustainability Company Of The Year 2021
Blackbird has won Environmental Sustainability Company of the Year 2021 at the IABM BaM Awards®. The IABM BaM Awards® recognize outstanding technologi
Cobalt Iron Named Top 10 Cybersecurity Company
Cobalt Iron has been chosen as part of the CIO Bulletin Top 10 Cyber Security Companies for 2021. The company received the award on the strength of it
3D Commercial Art Company Fights Back After Covid
Sculpture Studios, a 3D commercial art company run by Aden Hynes in Basildon, Essex, has been hit hard like many others during the Covid pandemic and
Production News : Three Dramas Commence Filming In Liverpool
Three major dramas have commenced filming on location in Liverpool, it has been unveiled. David Morrissey stars as Inspector Tyador Borlúin in a BBC T
M-Three Satcom Selects Brainstorm Solution
At IBC2017, M-Three Satcom and Brainstorm announced an agreement – through Italian distributors and integrators FOR.A and Professional Show – for the
Three More Companies Join AIMS
Three more companies have joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). They are Bridge Technologies, Clear-Com, and Solid State Logic. Bridge Te
Production News : Three New Entertainment Shows Announced For Sky 1
Sky Original Productions have announced three new entertainment shows for Sky 1. The shows include, Sing It (working title), the first authentic a cap
Production News : BBC Three Commissions 'The Young Offenders'
BBC Three has given the go-ahead to a new series of Irish comedy The Young Offenders. In association with RTÉ, BBC Three and BBC Comedy have commissio
Hey Duggee Scoops Three Awards
BBC Studios, CBeebies UK and Studio AKA's Hey Duggee, won three awards at the Children's BAFTAs on Sunday, winning in the Pre-School Animation, Direct
Three New Micro BNC Connectors Now Available
Canare has announced the immediate availability of three new Micro BNC Connectors. The company has developed the solutions in recognition of the growi
Production News : BBC Three Announces Two New Commissions
BBC Three will follow different groups of people taking on huge challenges, shining a light on the lives and experiences of young people today. In one
Production News : Hatton Garden Drama Commissioned For ITV
ITV has confirmed the commission of a new drama depicting the Hatton Garden burglary which took place in London in April 2015. The robbery made headli
Production News : Pilot Of 'The Price is Right' Commissioned
Channel 4 has announced the commission of a new pilot of the classic game show, The Price Is Right. The 1x60' pilot has been commissioned by Tom Beck,
Three Reasons Why You Should Deploy A Hybrid CDN
By Ryan Nicometo, SVP Product and Marketing, Vecima Networks The early years of OTT-TV have witnessed the rapid growth of CDNs. As we approach OTT as
Production News : Filming Starts On Season Three Of The A Word
Filming has started in the Lake District on the third season of Peter Bowker's family drama for BBC One, The A Word. Familiar faces Max Vento, Morven