UK broadcaster Channel 5 is profiling the issue of a road maintenance backlog in Pothole Britain, a one-off from STV and GroupM Entertainment.
The 60-minute special, airing in December, takes an in-depth look at the frustration caused by the country’s pothole problem, interviewing pothole victims, councils and local campaigners.
Some of the characters featured include “Mr. Pothole,” who has made it his mission to fix the national problem, Worcester’s road chief John Fraser, and the crews and councils that deal with complaints.
Pothole Britain is produced and directed by Nicky Taylor, and executive produced by STV’s Liam Hamilton and GroupM’s Abigail Adams and Tony Moulsdale.
“Potholes are a blight that everyone who uses the roads are sick and tired off,” said Hamilton. “Our program looks at this huge problem and meets the people trying to solve it.”