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Maverick is at the forefront of making exciting television for global markets with production offices in the UK and the USA. Whatever the genre we ensure our shows are of the highest quality.

2015
4 x 60 Mins
CHANNEL 4

BORN NAUGHTY?

One in 20 British children aged between five and 16 have serious behavioural issues, ranging from refusing to eat or do what they are told, to swearing, hitting and breaking things.

This new 4-part series sees Embarrassing Bodies‘ Dr Dawn Harper team up with paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram. The doctors offer much-needed assistance to families who believe that their child’s conduct has a clinical cause, such as ADHD or autism, and find them a diagnosis, be it a medical condition or more common behavioural issues.

One in 20 British children aged between five and 16 have serious behavioural issues, ranging from refusing to eat or do what they are told, to swearing, hitting and breaking things.

This new 4-part series sees Embarrassing Bodies‘ Dr Dawn Harper team up with paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram. The doctors offer much-needed assistance to families who believe that their child’s conduct has a clinical cause, such as ADHD or autism, and find them a diagnosis, be it a medical condition or more common behavioural issues.

2015
4 x 60 Mins
CHANNEL 4
2015
8 x 30 Mins
ITVBE

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST Season 1

After a smash-hit run stateside on the USA Network, ITVBe welcomes Maverick’s hilarious reality series to the UK.

Described by The Guardian as “a contender for the most jaw-droppingly compelling programming of 2015“, the show follows the fortunes of self-made millionaire Todd Chrisley and his family. Flamboyant father Todd micromanages both his career and home life, creating no small amount of drama in the process as he and wife Julie attempt to keep both their finances and their five kids – Chase, Savannah, Grayson, Lindsie and Kyle – in check.

After a smash-hit run stateside on the USA Network, ITVBe welcomes Maverick’s hilarious reality series to the UK.

Described by The Guardian as “a contender for the most jaw-droppingly compelling programming of 2015“, the show follows the fortunes of self-made millionaire Todd Chrisley and his family. Flamboyant father Todd micromanages both his career and home life, creating no small amount of drama in the process as he and wife Julie attempt to keep both their finances and their five kids – Chase, Savannah, Grayson, Lindsie and Kyle – in check.

2015
8 x 30 Mins
ITVBE
2015
4 x 60 Mins
CHANNEL 4

WEIGHING UP THE ENEMY

Weighing Up The Enemy is our innovative competitive weight-loss series, in which Dr Christian Jessen tackles the number one reason for diet failure head on: lack of will-power. Each week he will help two people who have consistently failed to shed the pounds by getting them to bet their own money on losing more body fat than their diet rival. Whoever wins will walk off with all the cash. But it’s not just the fear of losing their money that will keep them counting the calories – to motivate them even more these two people will have wildly clashing opinions on a hot topic and the loser will see their money spent on something they truly disapprove of.

Weighing Up The Enemy is our innovative competitive weight-loss series, in which Dr Christian Jessen tackles the number one reason for diet failure head on: lack of will-power. Each week he will help two people who have consistently failed to shed the pounds by getting them to bet their own money on losing more body fat than their diet rival. Whoever wins will walk off with all the cash. But it’s not just the fear of losing their money that will keep them counting the calories – to motivate them even more these two people will have wildly clashing opinions on a hot topic and the loser will see their money spent on something they truly disapprove of.

2015
4 x 60 Mins
CHANNEL 4
2015
1 x 60 Mins
BBC ONE

THE TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR

Journalist Fiona Phillips is on a mission to find out the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. Is this household ingredient really a serious health risk? With the help of four volunteers from Newcastle, Fiona will be discovering what sugar really does to our bodies and what the health benefits of cutting back actually are.

On her journey Fiona also finds out why reducing your sugar intake is trickier than it seems. We have evolved to crave sugar and other high calorie foods as a survival technique; in this programme Fiona discovers what sugar cravings really are. She also finds out why sugar is being added to many supermarket favourites that we would think of as purely savoury.

Will Fiona’s brave volunteers manage to cut back their sugar intake by an astonishing 80% – the percentage some will need to achieve to meet new recommended levels. Fascinating science and human drama combine as the truth about sugar turns out to be more surprising than Fiona could ever have imagined.

Journalist Fiona Phillips is on a mission to find out the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. Is this household ingredient really a serious health risk? With the help of four volunteers from Newcastle, Fiona will be discovering what sugar really does to our bodies and what the health benefits of cutting back actually are.

On her journey Fiona also finds out why reducing your sugar intake is trickier than it seems. We have evolved to crave sugar and other high calorie foods as a survival technique; in this programme Fiona discovers what sugar cravings really are. She also finds out why sugar is being added to many supermarket favourites that we would think of as purely savoury.

Will Fiona’s brave volunteers manage to cut back their sugar intake by an astonishing 80% – the percentage some will need to achieve to meet new recommended levels. Fascinating science and human drama combine as the truth about sugar turns out to be more surprising than Fiona could ever have imagined.

2015
1 x 60 Mins
BBC ONE
2015
6 x 60 Mins
SKY 1

EXTREME PHOBIAS, EXTREME CURES

Extreme Phobias, Extreme Cures is a new 6 x 60 series for Sky 1 that sees people with the same crippling fear or phobia join forces to overcome their problem once and for all. Each week, 10 fellow sufferers will take part in an extreme form of exposure therapy that will see them face their worst nightmares. They have just three days to tackle their fear head on… But if they succeed it will change their lives forever.

According to research, combining exposure therapy with the support of a group is a potent treatment for many problems and it’s believed that the results can be rapid and long lasting. Extreme Phobias, Extreme Cures will take this proven approach and apply it to phobias, with dramatic results. Not only will the contributors learn new coping strategies, but many will be cured completely and permanently; they are also likely to make lasting friendships as they bond with people who share their phobias.

Each group will be led by an industry expert. Two psychologists, Richard Reid and Dr Becky Spelman, are also on hand to help as emotions and tensions run high.

Extreme Phobias, Extreme Cures is a new 6 x 60 series for Sky 1 that sees people with the same crippling fear or phobia join forces to overcome their problem once and for all. Each week, 10 fellow sufferers will take part in an extreme form of exposure therapy that will see them face their worst nightmares. They have just three days to tackle their fear head on… But if they succeed it will change their lives forever.

According to research, combining exposure therapy with the support of a group is a potent treatment for many problems and it’s believed that the results can be rapid and long lasting. Extreme Phobias, Extreme Cures will take this proven approach and apply it to phobias, with dramatic results. Not only will the contributors learn new coping strategies, but many will be cured completely and permanently; they are also likely to make lasting friendships as they bond with people who share their phobias.

Each group will be led by an industry expert. Two psychologists, Richard Reid and Dr Becky Spelman, are also on hand to help as emotions and tensions run high.

2015
6 x 60 Mins
SKY 1
2015
2 x 60 Mins
ITV

DINOSAUR BRITAIN

The world loves dinosaurs – the very word conjures up fascination and intrigue among millions. Yet few people realise that over 100 different species once roamed what is now Britain.
From giant sauropods the length of two double decker buses, to raptors made famous in Jurassic Park and even Britain’s own tyrannosaur, Britain boasts one of the best dinosaur records anywhere in the world.

Now, this two-part primetime family series will bring dinosaurs to life through spectacular CGI as they roam modern day Britain. Dinosaur Britain will reveal how they hunted, what they ate and how they died through the evidence revealed from their bones. The series will appeal to everyone who has been captivated by the story of dinosaurs but never knew they were so close to home.
Filming begins in May 2015 and locations include the Natural History Museum, Stonehenge, the Jurassic coast and Loch Ness.

The world loves dinosaurs – the very word conjures up fascination and intrigue among millions. Yet few people realise that over 100 different species once roamed what is now Britain.
From giant sauropods the length of two double decker buses, to raptors made famous in Jurassic Park and even Britain’s own tyrannosaur, Britain boasts one of the best dinosaur records anywhere in the world.

Now, this two-part primetime family series will bring dinosaurs to life through spectacular CGI as they roam modern day Britain. Dinosaur Britain will reveal how they hunted, what they ate and how they died through the evidence revealed from their bones. The series will appeal to everyone who has been captivated by the story of dinosaurs but never knew they were so close to home.
Filming begins in May 2015 and locations include the Natural History Museum, Stonehenge, the Jurassic coast and Loch Ness.

2015
2 x 60 Mins
ITV
2015
3 x 60 Mins
BBC2

OLD SCHOOL

This autumn, the Hairy Bikers will take on one of their biggest challenges. Motivated by their own experiences caring for elderly parents and by what they saw filming Meals on Wheels, they want to address what can be done to support elderly people who feel isolated and lonely, and make them feel more valued in society. With more than half of over-75s living alone and five million older people saying TV is their main form of company, this is not just desperately sad but has a real impact on public health as there are proven links between loneliness and poor health.

Inspired by schemes around the world including the USA and Japan where pensioners are brought together with children, with the old helping and teaching the young and the young helping the old feel loved and valued, the Hairy Bikers will create and drive an ambitious and potentially revolutionary experiment: bringing up to 30 retirees into a secondary school where they could make a huge difference and, over the school’s autumn term, transform both the school and the lives of the pensioners.

If this works, it could be adopted permanently by the school and inspire change across the country. This series is about two generations who have more in common with each other than they might at the start think – both groups are undervalued and often ignored by the rest of society, neither considered truly responsible for themselves – joining forces to demonstrate what they can achieve together.

This autumn, the Hairy Bikers will take on one of their biggest challenges. Motivated by their own experiences caring for elderly parents and by what they saw filming Meals on Wheels, they want to address what can be done to support elderly people who feel isolated and lonely, and make them feel more valued in society. With more than half of over-75s living alone and five million older people saying TV is their main form of company, this is not just desperately sad but has a real impact on public health as there are proven links between loneliness and poor health.

Inspired by schemes around the world including the USA and Japan where pensioners are brought together with children, with the old helping and teaching the young and the young helping the old feel loved and valued, the Hairy Bikers will create and drive an ambitious and potentially revolutionary experiment: bringing up to 30 retirees into a secondary school where they could make a huge difference and, over the school’s autumn term, transform both the school and the lives of the pensioners.

If this works, it could be adopted permanently by the school and inspire change across the country. This series is about two generations who have more in common with each other than they might at the start think – both groups are undervalued and often ignored by the rest of society, neither considered truly responsible for themselves – joining forces to demonstrate what they can achieve together.

2015
3 x 60 Mins
BBC2
Watch Online
2015
6 x 60 mins
Discovery

ENGINE ADDICT WITH JIMMY DE VILLE

As an engineer, race car driver, adventurer and soldier, Jimmy has been tinkering with and rebuilding engines and vehicles his entire life. In ENGINE ADDICT WITH JIMMY DE VILLE, Jimmy will explore abandoned factories, junkyards and deserted airfields to unearth an incredible range of combustion engines across the globe – traveling to Poland, India, Brazil, Sweden, Austria and the United Kingdom during the series.

Drawing on the guidance of local engine experts, Jimmy will uncover the history and heritage behind these iconic engines and the vehicles they powered, and modify them for use in his own extreme hand-built vehicles. In a world of convenience and lust for the new, consumers often overlook the value of products they toss aside. Luckily for extreme engineers like Jimmy, their trash is his treasure to turn into a masterpiece that defies regular conventions of travel. Each episode concludes with Jimmy ultimately testing the vehicles on the toughest terrain that each country can throw at him, from taking a 30-year-old car engine to power a snowmobile up Poland’s Tatra Mountains to pairing two motorbike engines in a self-built dune buggy across India’s scorching Thar Desert.

As an engineer, race car driver, adventurer and soldier, Jimmy has been tinkering with and rebuilding engines and vehicles his entire life. In ENGINE ADDICT WITH JIMMY DE VILLE, Jimmy will explore abandoned factories, junkyards and deserted airfields to unearth an incredible range of combustion engines across the globe – traveling to Poland, India, Brazil, Sweden, Austria and the United Kingdom during the series.

Drawing on the guidance of local engine experts, Jimmy will uncover the history and heritage behind these iconic engines and the vehicles they powered, and modify them for use in his own extreme hand-built vehicles. In a world of convenience and lust for the new, consumers often overlook the value of products they toss aside. Luckily for extreme engineers like Jimmy, their trash is his treasure to turn into a masterpiece that defies regular conventions of travel. Each episode concludes with Jimmy ultimately testing the vehicles on the toughest terrain that each country can throw at him, from taking a 30-year-old car engine to power a snowmobile up Poland’s Tatra Mountains to pairing two motorbike engines in a self-built dune buggy across India’s scorching Thar Desert.

2015
6 x 60 mins
Discovery
Watch Online
2014
2 x 60 Mins
BBC TWO

STEPHEN FRY: OUT THERE

In a new BBC Two series Stephen Fry: Out There, Stephen travels across the globe to find out what it means to be gay.

Visiting Uganda, America, Russia, Brazil and India, Stephen encounters some of the most notorious homophobes on the planet to try to understand the origin of their beliefs; he also meets victims of homophobic abuse.

In a new BBC Two series Stephen Fry: Out There, Stephen travels across the globe to find out what it means to be gay.

Visiting Uganda, America, Russia, Brazil and India, Stephen encounters some of the most notorious homophobes on the planet to try to understand the origin of their beliefs; he also meets victims of homophobic abuse.

2014
2 x 60 Mins
BBC TWO
2014
1 x 60 Mins
BBC THREE

GROWING UP DOWN’S

In a film that aims to redefine perceptions and explode the myths about Down’s Syndrome, Growing Up Down’s follows the incredible journey of a theatre group of young adults with Down’s as they put together a touring production of Hamlet.

Filmed both inside and outside the rehearsal room over eighteen months, we see each actor face big challenges in their personal lives that affect their relationship with the group and their work on the play. From finding love to helping troubled friends, from body image to choosing role models, from coming to terms with who they are to living independently, the actors confront issues that all young adults face on the path to maturity.

However, in this film they are experienced by people with one of the most widely recognised, yet least understood, learning disabilities. The film is produced, directed and filmed by Will Jessop. Will is the brother of Tommy Jessop, the actor playing Hamlet.

In a film that aims to redefine perceptions and explode the myths about Down’s Syndrome, Growing Up Down’s follows the incredible journey of a theatre group of young adults with Down’s as they put together a touring production of Hamlet.

Filmed both inside and outside the rehearsal room over eighteen months, we see each actor face big challenges in their personal lives that affect their relationship with the group and their work on the play. From finding love to helping troubled friends, from body image to choosing role models, from coming to terms with who they are to living independently, the actors confront issues that all young adults face on the path to maturity.

However, in this film they are experienced by people with one of the most widely recognised, yet least understood, learning disabilities. The film is produced, directed and filmed by Will Jessop. Will is the brother of Tommy Jessop, the actor playing Hamlet.

2014
1 x 60 Mins
BBC THREE
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