Embarrassing Bodies Live has won the Broadcast Digital Award for Best Use of Interactive. A strong field included Psychoville (BBC), Primeval (ITV), Antony Gormley's One & Other (Sky Arts), and 1066 (Channel 4). Thanks to the judging panel and congratulations to the team.
Congratulations to the Embarrassing Bodies and Embarrassing Bodies Live production team, who collected a Television Craft BAFTA for Interactive Creative Contribution. It is a special honour as the competition was particularly strong, with the Apprentice Predictor, Derren Brown’s Science of Scams, and Who Killed Summer also nominated.
Channel 4’s Deputy Head of Features, Andrew Jackson, has commissioned a new 6 x 60 minute series from Maverick, which will explore weird and extraordinary conditions and ailments that affect a wide range of animals, from pets to livestock and creatures in zoos, and everything in between. From oversexed daschunds who can’t stop mating with their owner’s footstool to llamas with lazy bladders – nothing will be off limits.
The series will be fronted by three expert vets and will centre around a vet surgery, but our experts will also travel to source, be it homes, fields or zoos.
Maverick has produced a searing new film which for the first time follows three people who have been sectioned, on their journey through the mental health system. Sectioned will be shown on BBC4 on Weds 19th May at 9pm as part of the Out of Mind season. With unprecedented access to one of the largest mental health trusts in the UK, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, Sectioned follows Andrew, Richard and Anthony as they battle to regain control of their lives; it brings into sharp focus the huge challenges faced by patients and staff alike. More detail in The Guardian.
MTV is extending its global My Super Sweet 16 franchise up to 21 year-olds, with Maverick producing the series. My Super Sweet is access all areas to one young person’s outrageous journey as they plot, plan and prepare for the birthday party of a lifetime. The 10 x 30-minute order covers all territories outside of the US and is the first time MTV has commissioned an indie to produce the series or a spin-off. Jilly Pearce will exec the series. To apply to be on the show, visit our Be On TV section.
Embarrassing Bodies Live, our groundbreaking show which airs exclusively online, has been nominated in the Interactive Creative Contribution category at the Television Craft BAFTAs. Good luck to the team.
30th April sees the transmission of Maverick's new four part series for Channel 4, Embarrassing Bodies: Kids which comes to the aid of worried parents with the same straight talking approach to children’s health that has been so successful in Embarrassing Bodies. The resident medical team of doctors Christian Jessen, Pixie McKenna and Dawn Harper open a special kids-only clinic to deal with a myriad of medical conditions.
The recent Embarrassing Bodies special: Charlotte's Story, had an incredible response both from the public and in the media. The Antony Nolan Trust saw a huge rise in requests for information on Bone Marrow Transplant the day after transmission (1400 as opposed to the usual 30) and the Immunology team at Great Ormond Street has asked to use the programme to show families facing the same treatment, saying that it's the best exploration of the procedure they have ever seen.