Unscripted

Travel Channel UK orders “Ale Trails,” “Take Me Home”

Scripps Networks Interactive has lined up two original series commissions – Olly Smith: Ale Trails and Take Me Home – for its Travel Channel UK in association with Brand USA. Produced by ...
October 18, 2016

Scripps Networks Interactive has lined up two original series commissions – Olly Smith: Ale Trails and Take Me Home – for its Travel Channel UK in association with Brand USA.

Produced by Athena Films and hosted by television personality Olly Smith (pictured right), Olly Smith: Ale Trails will document the beer expert’s travels across the U.S. in search of a variety of craft beers and foods to accompany them.

The 5 x 30-minute series will follow Smith to such destinations as: Oregon, where the craft beer industry was put on the map; Nevada, where he learns how 115 saloons kept the mining town going in the 1800′s; Illinois, to visit Chicago’s German quarters; South Carolina, to visit various beer festivals; and Georgia, to meet locals involved in craft ales.

Meanwhile, Greenberg Productions-made Take Me Home (5 x 30-minutes) follows CBS correspondent Peter Greenberg (pictured right) as he interviews leading American talent from the film, television and music industries about the places they call home.

The series will see Greenberg visiting the memorable locations that launched the careers of Danny DeVito, Dolly Parton, Ted Danson (pictured left), Harry Connick Jr. and Jeff Daniels in an attempt to uncover candidly told, hidden stories of each celebrity.

Olly Smith: Ale Trails is slated to air on Travel Channel on Dec. 15 across EMEA and Dec. 17 in the UK, while Take Me Home will premiere Dec. 1 across EMEA and on Dec. 3 in the UK.

Both programs were commissioned by Kevin Dickie, SVP of channels for UK and EMEA at SNI, and Gareth Williams, VP of commissioning for UK and EMEA at SNI.

 

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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