Strangers on a Plane prepares for Channel 4 take-off
27 June

Strawberry Blond lands stripped daytime format, with More 4 Hugh Dennis travelogue

Strawberry Blond has scored a Come Dine With Me-inspired format for Channel 4 in which five travellers are handed a budget to entertain their companions for 24 hours.
Strangers on a Plane is a 20 x 30-minute daytime stripped format which will follow the holidaymakers as they take turns to oversee the groups activities during a five day getaway.
They will be responsible for decisions including accommodation, dinner plans and evening activities. At the end of the week the group will vote on who planned the best day, with the winner enjoying another week in the sun with a friend or family member.
Casting is currently away with the show set to enter production later this year.

Huge Homes

The indie has also landed More 4 format, Huge Homes with Hugh Dennis. The 4 x 60-minute series will follow the actor and comedian as he explores a variety of gigantic homes from Broughton Hall, which boasts a private railway, to the island fort off the coast of Wales.
Dennis will meet eccentric owners on his journey, as well as sharing the stories of each property and undertaking some of the tasks needed to keep such large abodes in working order.
Dennis also fronts Strawberry Blonds More 4 format The Great British Dig.
Both shows were commissioned by Jo Street, head of daytime and features and commissioning executive Gill Brown. Steve Wynne will exec produce both series, joined by Audrey Neil for Huge Homes. They will be made out of the indies Glasgow base.
Hugh Dennis is the perfect tour guide around an eclectic mix of fantastic, not to mention gigantic, homes that I'm sure our More 4 audience will find fascinating, while Strangers on a Plane is set to be a wild and raucous daytime delight on Channel 4, said Brown.
Wynne added: Were now only pitching shows that involve going on sunny holidays or looking around massive houses luckily Channel 4 loved both ideas.