UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned two new series: Spencer and Vogue: Adult(ish) (w/t, pictured) for younger-skewing free-to-air subsidiary E4 and George Clarke’s 100 Years of British Homes (w/t).
Spencer and Vogue: Adult(ish) will follow the lives of reality stars Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams as they adapt to parenthood with their new baby Theodore, covering pregnancy and baby prep, Williams’ labor and domestic life with a new baby.
The three-part reality series was commissioned from Rumpus Media and Money Group Entertainment. Rumpus Media joint MD Emily Hudd serves as executive producer. The series was ordered by Karl Warner for E4, and the commissioning editor is Sarah Dillistone.
“Spencer and Vogue have turned achieving life’s milestones into a competitive sport — in the last year alone they’ve managed to get engaged, get married, celebrate Spencer’s 30th and have a baby,” said Hudd, in a statement. “This series is a funny, unfiltered celebration of the joy and the chaos that comes next.”
George Clarke’s 100 Years of British Homes, meanwhile, follows architect George Clarke as he explore the very latest design and building methods to build the perfect council estate — a type of public housing building complex in the UK.
The 3 x 60-minute series was commissioned by C4 to mark the centenary of the UK’s council house movement.
In it, Clarke will visit some of the world’s most outstanding social housing schemes, sharing ideas and experiences to design and help create part of a mini-estate of 30 new homes in Manchester.
George Clarke’s 100 Years of British Homes was commissioned by C4′s Clemency Green, commissioning editor for features and formats. Rebecca Mulraine and Tania Fallon serve as executive producers for Amazing Productions.
“Council housing is as important today as it was 100 years ago when it was first set up to tackle the country’s housing crisis,” said Clarke, in a statement. “Families need high quality, beautiful homes and most importantly they need to feel part of an inclusive community, as I did growing up on an estate. We must also get rid of the stigma sometimes associated with council housing. Truly affordable homes for rent are needed by so many people and I hope our exciting project will help stimulate much needed change across Britain and inspire council’s to build better and build beautiful.”