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Channel 4 orders “The Floods that Foiled New Year”

Channel 4 has commissioned Pioneer Productions to produce The Floods that Foiled New Year: Caught on Camera, the follow-up to fast-turnaround doc The Storms that Stole Christmas (pictured).
March 2, 2014

UK net Channel 4 has commissioned factual indie Pioneer Productions to produce the special The Floods that Foiled New Year: Caught On Camera.

The fast-turnaround documentary is the follow-up to The Storms that Stole Christmas (pictured), which aired on the British pubcaster in February.

The Storms that Stole Christmas chronicled the impact of several severe Atlantic storms on the United Kingdom over last year’s Christmas season. The resulting high tides and hurricane-force winds caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The bad weather continued into the New Year, giving the UK the wettest winter on record. The Floods that Foiled New Year: Caught On Camera promises to feature experts explaining the science behind the storms and outline how well the ensuing political debate around flood prevention and clean-up is serving those affected. The special also features amateur footage shot by British residents during the storms.

The Floods that Foiled New Year: Caught On Camera was produced and directed by Phil Stein and exec produced by Bob Strange.

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