BROADCAST: Little Gem Wins Two C4 Commissions

Channel 4 Features has commissioned Little Gem to make two new series for the 8pm slot. In ‘Never Seen a Doctor, Never Seen a Dentist’, a 3x60’ series, Katie Piper will be lifting the lid on those who've spent years neglecting their physical appearance, be it through fear or financial worries or not knowing a new cutting edge treatment is available for them, and follows their journey as they undertake dramatic transformations. From curing chronic acne to turning extreme dental disasters into a perfect smile Katie will be finding out what damage that we can do to our bodies by shying away from medical maintenance and what can be done to help.

In Crash Test Dieters, another 3x60' series, Dr Xand Van Tulleken and dietician Hala El-Shafie will be on hand as six dieters attempt diets which claim to be able to blitz the bulge in a bid to slim down for a particular event. With 11 million of us, that's 1 in 6, on a diet at any one time, they'll be embarking on diets across three different imposed time scales – 7 to 10 days, 6 weeks, and 4 months in a bid to reflect what slimmers across the nation attempt to do every day. Do the diet claims work and are they achievable? Are the cons worth the pros? And what are the innocent-looking food bombs which will blow up your diet?

 

Production Information:

Never Seen a Doctor, Never Seen a Dentist (W/T)

Executive Producers: Ben Gale, Natasha Bondy

Production Company: Little Gem

Commissioning Editors: Kate Teckman

For further information: Sam
Elliott Selliott@channel4.co.uk or 0207 306 3769

 

Crash Test Dieters (W/T)

Executive Producers: Ben Gale, Natasha Bondy

Production Company: Little Gem

Commissioning Editors: Alex Menzies

For further information: Alex Dyche
Adyche@channel4.co.uk or 0207 306 1047

Little Gem