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Channel 4 orders crafting series “The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft”

British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft, a competitive crafting series from Gordon Ramsay’s next-generation multi-media prodco Studio Ramsay. Hosted by comedian Keith Lemon (pictured, right) ...
September 16, 2019

British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft, a competitive crafting series from Gordon Ramsay’s next-generation multi-media prodco Studio Ramsay.

Hosted by comedian Keith Lemon (pictured, right) and Anna Richardson (left), each episode of the 6 x 60-minute competition format will feature four challengers as they utilize their crafting and artistic skillsets to breathe life into their creations through two crafting rounds.

Filmed on a dreamlike factory set, round one will follow as the crafters are tasked with creating a bespoke item in response to a “fantastical brief” from factory owner Keith. Quality control craft experts Harriet Vine and Zak Khchai will aid Keith in choosing the three most impressive creations, with the worst one being recycled.

The three remaining crafters will then advance to the second round where a celebrity guest will commission them “to make the most fantastical creation” before deciding which crafter will be declared the episode’s winner.

The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft is executive produced by Andrew Cartmell, with Lisa Edwards, Fernando De Jesus and Gordon Ramsay executive producing for Studio Ramsay and Ed St. Giles directing.

The project was commissioned by Sarah Lazenby, Channel 4 head of features and formats, and Clemency Green, commissioning editor. It will be overseen by Deborah Dunnett, C4 commissioning editor.

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