Unscripted

BBC Worldwide takes “Mission Selfie”

The five-part series, hosted by social media personalities Ben Brown and Steve Booker, is BBC Worldwide's debut digital-first commission.
August 19, 2016

BBC Worldwide’s debut digital-first commission marries the selfie phenomenon with a travel theme.

Hosted by social media personalities Ben Brown and Steve Booker, the five-part Mission Selfie sees the team travel to international locations in search of the one photograph that will best capture their experiences. The duo will be presented with a photography mission inspired by a “hashtag challenge,” which is aimed at encouraging viewers to engage beyond each 15-minute episode.

The series, produced by The Narrative, premieres on BBC3 via the iPlayer today (August 19).

“The traditional broadcast market globally has to better engage younger viewers through creating content that extends the conversation beyond linear,” said BBC Worldwide digital partnerships exec Stuart Wettenhall in a statement. “From a talent and audience engagement perspective, this digital first series has social discovery elements within its DNA, but continues the BBC’s tradition of emotive and innovative storytelling.”

Lawrence Kao exec produces for The Narrative, and BBC Worldwide head of fact ent Andrea Olsson also serves as EP.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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