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C4 orders “Super Couponers,” Guy Martin doc

The UK pubcaster has ordered a pilot on vacation cost-cutters from London-based indie betty, as well as a documentary on daredevil Guy Martin's attempt at breaking the motorcycle land speed record. (Pictured: Guy Martin)
July 13, 2015

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered a pilot on vacation cost-cutters from London-based indie betty, as well as a documentary following daredevil Guy Martin’s attempt at breaking the motorcycle land speed world record.

The tentatively titled one-hour pilot, Super Couponers: Holiday, is to follow two competing families in the lead-up to and during their week-long vacations abroad as they attempt to budget as much as possible. Meanwhile, back in the UK, the pilot will showcase two British families attempting to see what savings can be made during their “staycations.”

The winner of the series will be judged based on who had the cheapest vacation, as well as which family had the “best time” and secured the greatest value for money.

Super Couponers is a warm look at how we holiday in these cash-strapped times and will give viewers the chance to learn from those who pride themselves on finding the best bargains,” said Kate Teckman, commissioning editor for features at Channel 4, in a statement.

Elsewhere, the pubcaster will also follow British motorcycle brand Triumph and motorcycle racer Guy Martin (pictured) in their attempts to break the motorcycle land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this August.

The Speed with Guy Martin host will aim to break the 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h) record between August 22 and 27. If Martin is successful, it will mark the first time in 45 years that Triumph has held the land speed record, according to a release issued by C4.

The documentary was commissioned by Sara Ramsden, commissioning editor for specialist factual for Channel 4, and is to be produced by North One Television.

“Guy is the real deal of British motorsport. It’s only fitting and appropriate that he should be invited to attempt this world record at the legendary home of speed – the Bonneville Salt Flats,” Ramsden said in a statement.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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