Maverick is producing a new BBC One two-part series, Long Live Britain, setting out to change the nationís health. The one-off, record-breaking televised event will challenge the way we tackle three of Britainís biggest preventable diseases. On Saturday 25th May, Long Live Britain will attempt to host Britainís biggest ever health screening, potentially testing thousands of possible undiagnosed sufferers for the three secret killers that collectively kill 200,000 each year and affect an estimated 11million people each year Ė type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease.
Presented by Julia Bradbury, Phil Tufnell and Dr Phil Hammond, the fascinating results will be screened on BBC One over one night in early summer.
The Embarrassing Bodies My RiskChecker STI tool has launched by taking over the Channel4.com homepage. My RiskChecker aims to educate people on the risks of unprotected sex, how infections can spread and what to do if you've got symptoms. Users can easily and discreetly locate their nearest NHS GUM clinic, as well as watching lots of educational videos with the Embarrassing Bodies doctors. The service was produced by Rich Payne and Nick Lockey, and exec produced by Claire McArdle. Edinburgh-based technical partner Realise built an impressive mobile-first service optimised for smartphones and tablets, while also functioning perfectly well on traditional desktops and laptops.
A Field in England is the new film from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) for which Maverick are developing an accompanying digital masterclass. The masterclass takes audiences in depth into every aspect of the film's journey to the screen. The masterclass launches on the same day as the film itself, which in a world-first will premiere in cinemas, on Film4, on DVD and VoD simultaneously. Antonio Gould is exec producing for Maverick, while Catherine Bray and Rich Payne are editorial producers.
We're delighted to have two nominations at the World Media Awards in Banff, Canada in June. Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic is nominated in the Lifestyle Programming category. Fresh Meat House, a co-production with Objective, is nominated for Cross Platform - Fiction.
To support The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Shane Meadows' (This Is England, Dead Man's Shoes) new documentary about The Stone Roses, www.film4.com/madeofstone launched Wednesday. Designed to drive registration to Channel 4, the site offers users the chance to win VIP tickets to a screening of the film at Channel 4, plus The Stone Roses Finsbury Park gig tickets, or tickets to the Manchester premiere of the film, and other goodies. The site, produced by Catherine Bray, draws fans in with a visual timeline featuring never-before-seen photos and exclusive unseen clips from the film.
Channel 5 has ordered a fly-≠on-≠the-wall documentary series from Maverick Television that will follow nurses from one of the busiest NHS healthcare organisations in the country: the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. The 16,000 staff includes 6,500 frontline nurses who work in departments from A&E through to breast care and even on weekend nights, out on the Welsh capital's often chaotic streets.
The 8x60-≠minute series, currently in production, will TX in autumn 2013.
Three Maverick Television-produced programmes will form part of Discovery Networks UKís launch of their brand new entertainment TV channel, TLC UK.
The very first programme on launch day will be the premiere of Maverickís Your Style In His Hands, in which Lisa Snowdon helps four husbands and boyfriends to shred their partnersí clothes to completely restyle them.
Last Chance Salon - the show that aims to fix botched beauty treatments - will also be part of the channelís raft of exciting, new and enjoyable entertainment shows; it begins on 2nd May.†Last Chance Salon has been nominated for a 2013 Realscreen Award in the category of Best Health and Wellbeing Programming.
Additionally, the second series of My Naked Secret, which reveals the extraordinary lives of people who have been hiding a secret about their bodies, will debut in the UK on TLC.
TLC launches on Tuesday 30th April 2013 on Sky 125 and Virgin 167.
This documentary charts six months in the lives of three boys and their families as they share the daily obstacles they face and seek treatment from a pioneering programme at Great Ormond Street.†
Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic has been nominated in the Digital Creativity category at the 2013 BAFTA Television Craft Awards.
In its second year, Live From The Clinic has launched a suite of iOS health apps, a groundbreaking non-white skin database and saved the NHS over 1 million pounds. Go to the Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic website to find out more >
The awards take place on Sunday 28th April 2013 and the full list of nominees is available on the BAFTA website >
Words, wonderful, words.† Join host David Mitchell in a new panel show Was It Something I Said? Two teams will be pitted against each other in a battle of word play answering questions based on quotes, tweets, literature and TV & film dialogue as well as some of the teams very own one-liners to test their verbiage mettle.† Featured quotes will be read out by a guest narrator. In a world first, viewers will be able to play along with the show via Twitter, and receive bonus content as they watch. Produced by Maverick Television and That Mitchell & Webb Company in association with Mint Digital.