Channel 4 to revisit “Educating Yorkshire”

Twofour is producing a documentary special that will catch up with cast members from last year's Channel 4 reality series Educating Yorkshire (pictured).
July 22, 2014

UK broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) has ordered a follow-up special to the series Educating Yorkshire (pictured) from producer Twofour.

Based on the format Educating Essex, the series aired on the British network last fall and followed the lives of students and staff at secondary school Thornhill Community Academy. C4 also aired an Educating Yorkshire Christmas special in December.

Educating Yorkshire One Year On (one x 60 minutes) will catch up with the lives of some of the students and teachers featured on the original series as the school year comes to a close.

The doc will air in August and precede the next installment in C4′s Educating franchise, which will be set in a school in East London’s Walthamstow.

“We’re actually on TV the same day the GCSE results come out,” said Twofour executive producer David Clews in a statement. “Following some of our Yorkshire favorites as they open their envelopes, and Mr. Mitchell and his team as they find out how well Thornhill has done this year [will be] exciting but also a little terrifying.”

Educating Yorkshire One Year On was commissioned by David Brindley and is exec produced by Clews, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty and Gyles Neville for Twofour.

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