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Channel 4, Twofour to raise “Future Family”

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has commissioned Twofour Productions to produce a brand-funded documentary that will transform an average family house into a "home of the future."
March 24, 2011

UK terrestrial Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned Twofour Productions to produce a brand-funded documentary that will transform an average family house into a “home of the future.”

Future Family is the first brand-funded commission from the network’s specialist factual team, and will be made with co-funding from E.ON, one of the UK’s energy suppliers.

The five-part series will see an average family home refitted with the latest technology, some of which is years away from being made available to the public. It will focus on the need for future energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and saving time and money.

Lucy Pilkington, specialist factual commissioning editor at C4, said: “New technology offers the promise of transforming our lives, from solar power and ground source heat pumps offering virtually free¬†– and carbon neutral¬†– heat and power, to new entertainment gadgets and intelligent kitchen appliances.

“The series aims to find out what this will be like for a normal family living in a normal home. Does the reality match up to the dream and is it possible to combine cutting-edge technology with lowering carbon emissions and cutting household bills?”

Stephen Leigh joins Twofour as series producer and will work with exec producer Dan Adamson.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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