Discovery UK orders science series from Blink, October Films

Discovery Networks International has commissioned You Have Been Warned and World's Top 5, to air on Discovery Channel in the UK later this year.
June 15, 2012

Discovery Networks International (DNI) has commissioned two science series – You Have Been Warned and World’s Top 5 – to air on Discovery Channel in the UK later this year.

The series will aim to showcase the very best of science and engineering, from amateur experiments to the world’s leading technological innovations.

You Have Been Warned (6 x 60 minutes), from UK indie October Films, explores the web’s best amateur and professional science experiments, stunts and inventions.

It was commissioned by DNI VP of production and development for factual Elizabeth McIntyre, and is executive produced by Helen Hawken for DNI and by Denman Rooke and Lucy Pilkington for October Films.

World’s Top 5 (6 x 60 minutes), meanwhile, comes from Blink Films and analyzes and rates the world’s leading feats of engineering, such as super planes and mega-factories, in a bid to discover the best in each category. It was commissioned by McIntyre and is exec produced by Dan Chambers for Blink Films.

McIntyre said: “You Have Been Warned is breaking new ground as the first ever user-generated science show and World’s Top 5 is an unmissable look at engineering’s giants for anyone with an interest in how our world operates.”

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