Channel 4 signs on for fixed rig format “Britain at Dinner”

UK net Channel 4 has commissioned food-focused fixed rig format Britain at Dinner, which will set out to observe how Britain cooks and eats as a nation.
May 7, 2014

UK broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned food-focused fixed rig formatĀ Britain at Dinner, which will set out to observe how Britain cooks and eats as a nation.

The format – which will air on C4 later this year – will follow everyone from “foodie” families to super-sized families, revealing what Brits are making for themselves at home and how cooking can test relationships.

Britain at Dinner was commissioned by C4 commissioner of features Gill Wilson and it will be produced by MPS Media. Marcus Stephenson will exec produce the format.

Britain at Dinner is a warm-hearted, comical, quirky, and at times extreme social portrait of the British kitchen in 2014,” said Wilson in a statement. “The kitchen is where food is prepared and stories are shared, making it the perfect place to locate a features format.”

Exec producer Stephenson added: “The format is about food’s purpose at home beyond nutrition. Food is the force that brings families together and the kitchen is a focal point for household interaction, so being a fly on the kitchen wall is a real portal to funny and touching moments of British home life.”

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