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C4 commissions Naked’s “Himalaya High”

British pubcaster Channel 4 has greenlit the tentatively titled social experiment series Himalaya High from Simon Andreae‘s Naked Entertainment. The 3 x 60-minute series will seek to test the theory that white ...
June 8, 2017

British pubcaster Channel 4 has greenlit the tentatively titled social experiment series Himalaya High from Simon Andreae‘s Naked Entertainment.

The 3 x 60-minute series will seek to test the theory that white working-class boys, who are falling behind their classmates in their GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) results, perform significantly better alongside peers in a multicultural environment.

Himalaya High is to follow a group of five British boys who have all struggled academically and failed. They will spend five months immersed in an Indian boarding school, in hopes of transforming their academic potential.

Naked’s Andreae (pictured) and Tom O’Brien serve as executive producers on the series. 

Channel 4′s head of fact-ent Kelly Webb-Lamb and fact-ent commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby ordered the series.

“Evidence suggests that where white working class boys are taught alongside peers with different ethnic backgrounds they perform better,” said Lazenby in a statement. “We’re supersizing this notion in the hope that a summer of education in India can turn some teenagers’ academic lives around and give them a better start in adult life.”

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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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