TV

Chocolate Media to make “The Midland,” “Braking Badly”

Sky1 series Braking Badly will feature parents teaching their children to drive for a week before the kids take their drivers' test, while Channel 5 series The Midland looks at a 111-year-old Manchester hotel.
December 5, 2014

UK TV channels Sky 1 and Channel 5 have commissioned a pair of reality shows from NBCUniversal-owned indie Chocolate Media.

For Channel 5, factual commissioning editor Emma Westcott has ordered The Midland, a 4 x 60-minute series that will take a look behind the scenes of the 111-year-old Manchester hotel.

Meanwhile, Sky1 has commissioned the 8 x 30-minute Braking Badly (working title), which will follow a novice driver’s challenge of passing their driving test after a week of driving lessons from one of their parents. Sky1 factual and features commissioning editorĀ Siobhan Mulholland ordered the series.

Chocolate Media’s Alan Brown will exec produce both The Midland and Braking Badly, with Chocolate’s Patricia O’Leary serving as series producer.

 

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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