UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned the Scottish-based indie TV prodco Raise the Roof Productions for the special, Phil Spencer: Find Me A Home.
This one-off program will follow Spencer as he searches for homes on behalf of lower income families and young people who are victims of the housing crisis. The aim is to profile individuals who don’t need significant social support or fit the stereotypical notions of welfare dependency.
Spencer, who often house hunts for the affluent, takes on the challenge of trying to find decent homes for those who can’t get help from the government or local authorities
“This new project with Phil Spencer offers a unique mix of current affairs and property hunt television – bringing together the best of populist investigative journalism and features programmes which reflect people’s everyday lives. It is a great opportunity to implement Phil’s talents to demonstrate how complex the housing system can be and to really get to grips with the issues that face the victims of the housing crisis,” said Daniel Pearl, deputy head of news and current affairs, C4, in a statement.
Executive producers for the program are Raise the Roof’s Sarah Walmsley and Jo Scott. Katy Bird is the director and producer. Phil Spencer: Find Me A Home was commissioned for C4 by Pearl.