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C4 orders “Nick Hewer’s Road Trip,” “Small Space Revolution”

The British pubcaster has ordered the one-hour doc Nick Hewer's Road Trip and a third season of 4thought.tv from Belfast-based Waddell Media and commissioned the design show George Clarke's Small Space Revolution from Plum Pictures.
June 29, 2012

British pubcaster Channel 4 (C4) has greenlit one-hour documentary Nick Hewer’s Road Trip (w/t) and design series George Clarke’s Small Space Revolution (w/t,) and ordered a third season of religion, morality and ethics-focused series 4thought.tv.

Produced by Befast-based Waddell Media, Road Trip will chronicle the Countdown game show host’s charitable journey as he drives 4,000 miles to deliver a saw to a struggling carpenter in Sierra Leone. It was commissioned by Ralph Lee and Lina Prestwood at C4, the director is Nick Read, and the executive producers are Jannine Waddell and Robert Thirkell.

Plum Pictures’ Small Space Revolution (6 x 60-minutes), meanwhile, picks up on the trend of Britons redesigning caravans, shipping containers and sheds into liveable spaces. The series follows architect Clark as he sets out to build a small hideaway and visits six small builds across the United Kingdom.

It was commissioned by features commissioning editor Kate Teckman and will air on C4 later this year. “This series couldn’t be more timely and shows that people can have big dreams and ambitions for the smallest of spaces,” said Teckman in a statement. “We can all still aspire to a having our own private getaway – it may just be a bit rusty and come on wheels. I defy anyone not to log onto eBay in search for a caravan after they’ve watched the program.”

The network has also renewed Waddell Media’s 4thought.tv, which airs daily at 7 p.m. GMT after C4′s news. The testimonial show features a mix of people from all walks of life talking about dramatic incidents in their lives. It was commissioned by Lee and Prestwood, and Eamon O’Connor is the series editor for Wadell Media.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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