Those who can’t wait until the next series of The Apprentice can tune in to Get Me the Producer!, a new show from C4. Yep, you’ve guessed it, 12 aspiring TV producers are put through their paces as they aim for the chance to work for self-made UK broadcasting legend/supremo Greg Dyke.
Despite the come-on implicit in the title of How to Look Good Naked, a new C4 show, this is yet another variant on the standard makeover formula: Women with low-self esteem are transformed via an improved dress sense. With similar straightforwardness, Five’s Celebrity Tudor Wedding is a living history makeover with one couple getting their wedding planned in the manner of Elizabethan England, including the bride’s makeup, which starts with a foundation of pig’s fat smeared on with a rabbit’s foot! Coming next – how to look good naked whilst smeared in pig’s fat. Ah, the dreams we have.
HAVE A COW MAN
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is billed as Britain’s only black farmer, and in the new reality series Young Black Farmers from C4, he takes nine inner-city black and Asian kids out of their urban ghettos and transports them to the rural “idyll” of his Devonshire farm. Predictably, none have any experience in the countryside, but the more obvious comparisons with Jamie’s Kitchen, that hugely popular series on C4 that trained a bunch of urban hard cases to be chefs, are overcome by the likable cast.. The kids’ tasks on the farm make the best of their fish-out-of-water situation as they get down to artificial insemination!
SIT! STAY! RATE!
Canines behaving badly is the theme of BBC3’s Dog Borstal, best imagined as a cross between Supernanny and World of Wonder’s very own Showdog Moms & Dads. Poorly behaved pooches get shipped out to a canine-only compound where they’d better learn to be on their best behaviour – or else!
– Adam Perry