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BBC3 asks viewers to “Face the Consequences”

London-based prodco The Connected Set has been tapped to produce a shortform series, Face the Consequences, for BBC3 on the ramifications of reckless lifestyle choices that young people sometimes make. Each episode of ...
May 23, 2018

London-based prodco The Connected Set has been tapped to produce a shortform series, Face the Consequences, for BBC3 on the ramifications of reckless lifestyle choices that young people sometimes make.

Each episode of the 5 x 6-minute series tackles a different risky behavior. In one installment, three YouTube celebrities are confronted with the reality of their influence by seeing how “pain challenge” videos shared on their channels can lead to tragedy. Two episodes deal with alcohol: one with binge drinkers meeting people whose lives have been changed dramatically after booze-soaked nights out, and another where young people meet someone impacted by a high speed drunken car crash.

Other episodes focus on beauty habits like tanning beds and cosmetic surgery and their potential risks.

Face the Consequences will air in the summer and is executive produced by Jason Mitchell for The Connected Set. It was commissioned by Laura Marks for BBC3.

“Bringing these young people face to face with someone so seriously impacted required careful planning and handling, but ultimately every contributor came out of the process happy and many completely transformed by facing up to hard truths,” said Mitchell in a statement.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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