Outline Productions has won new commissions from BBC1 and BBC2 for 14 hours of peak time popular factual programming covering driving, food and gardening.
Along with a new cookery format fronted by chef Tom Kerridge, Outline is making So You Think You Can Drive? (1×60’, working title) which sees Dom Littlewood and Cherry Healey transforming the terrible driving habits of two British motorists. The show also includes access to a police unit that specialises in analysing the causes of serious incidents on our roads and explores the science behind bad driving.
Great British Garden Revival also gets a re-commission for a second series. The new 10×60’ BBC2 series will see a cast of Britain’s top gardeners turn their attention to reviving Britain’s neglected spring and early summer flowering plants. Presenters, include Carol Klein, Rachel de Thame, Joe Swift and James Wong.
Laura Mansfield, MD of Outline Productions said: “These commissions demonstrate our ability to create new programming which delivers ratings successes and can be developed and extended into new areas for broadcasters and viewers. We’re thrilled to be working again with such a great collection of talented presenters – in the kitchen, the garden and now behind the wheel. And thanks to Alison, Lindsay and the rest of the BBC factual team for having the confidence to originally commission what were new genres for us and now seeing where we can take them next.”
Mandy Thomson is Series Producer of So You Think You Can Drive?, which is being co-executive produced for Outline by Creative Director Helen Veale and Director of Programmes Bridget Boseley. Tom Edwards is executive producing for the BBC.
Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes is series directed by Sarah Myland, the series producers are Tanya Gottlieb and Sally Wingate. Great British Garden Revival is series edited by Gary Broadhurst. Both series are executive produced by Bridget Boseley for Outline and BBC Commissioning Editor Lindsay Bradbury. They were commissioned by Lindsay Bradbury and BBC Commissioning Editor, Factual and Formats, Alison Kirkham. All three series are being distributed internationally by Hat Trick International.