British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned two limited feature series from London-based indie Swan Films and Tinopolis Group-owned indie Firecracker Films.
Presented by Stephen Paul Manderson, otherwise known as Professor Green, Swan Films’ two-part docuseries Working Class White Men (pictured) follows six working class white men from different parts of the country “who feel demonized, forgotten and angry.” The doc aims to provide a better understanding of what modern-day life in Britain is like for them.
The series will also examine the challenges and barriers working class white men face in education, work and family life, as well as “what the consequences are for Britain if the country continues to look away”.
From Firecracker Films, Postcode Playdates (3 x 60) will focus its lens on families with children from the same neighborhood, but across different social divides – cultural, ethnic and economic – as they open their doors for a playdate for the first time.
Each episode of the series will follow three children on three playdates from the same postal code. Largely seen from the child’s perspective, the series will provide insight into varying families and their lifestyles, cultures and backgrounds.
“I’m delighted that Channel 4 has backed this new format that enables us to explore big questions about the social divides that dominate the news agenda in such a playful, accessible and very entertaining way for a family audience,” said Firecracker’s chief creative officer Jes Wilkins in a statement.