Mentorn Media, part of the Tinopolis Group, has been commissioned by Sky to produce a new entertainment Christmas special for Sky 1 that will showcase the singing talents of ordinary people across the country.
‘The Big Movie Sing-A-Long’, 1X60, will give the public a chance to perform their own renditions of famous musical movie hits and also invite the public to sing-a-long at home.
The musical numbers will be accompanied by dancing, performed against the backdrop of everyday life - from singing in the home and street to the local park and office.
A cross section of the public will take part in performances, ranging from families and friends to co-workers and an entire school community.
Featuring some of the biggest movie songs of all time, we’ll see the different groups of people discuss their song choice and what it means to them, before performing their own choreographed version of the song.
Commissioned by Bill Hobbins, Commissioning Editor – Factual, Sky Entertainment, the series will be executive produced by David Emerson, Head of Features and Formats Mentorn Media, and Gareth Davies, Executive Producer Mentorn Media.
Bill Hobbins said: “Karaoke meets Christmas in this great festive format for Sky 1. A family singalong for all ages that’ll be warm, enchanting and above all, very funny!”
David Emerson said: “This is a feel-good family format which embraces the public’s love of belting out hits from blockbuster movies, and we’re delighted that Sky have commissioned this show. It’s a wonderful insight into the great part music plays in the life of everyday British people and a real Christmas treat.”
‘The Big Movie Sing-A-Long’ will air at the end of this year on Sky 1.
TLC, the UK’s fastest growing pay TV entertainment channel for women, has commissioned KATIE HOPKINS: FAT STORY 1 YEAR ON from Mentorn Media, a one-off documentary special that sees the UK's most outspoken personality continue her crusade against Britain’s obesity crisis.
Katie Hopkins is tough on obesity having said that she would not employ someone who is overweight, and that fat people need to “eat less and move more and stop blaming everyone else for what they can control”. Last year, Katie gained and then lost over three stone in My Fat Story, TLC’s highest rating show, in an attempt to encourage the nation to lose weight by proving her theory that it is easy. A year on, Katie picks up the gauntlet once more, concerned that being overweight is fast becoming more acceptable and the new normal.
The follow-up documentary sees Katie investigate the worrying waistline of bulging Britain – and whether things have got even worse since her experiment. The motor mouth journalist also meets the success stories - people inspired by Katie to join her online 'fat club' that now has 7,000 members to hear their amazing stories of weight loss with striking before and after pictures.
Clare Laycock, Head of TLC, UK & Ireland, said: “Katie’s first documentary, My Fat Story was a phenomenal success on TLC in the UK and abroad where nearly 10 million watched in the US alone. Katie returns to the channel as she has unfinished business, concerned that the obesity problem is getting worse, not better. Obesity is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges of our time and Katie will get to the heart of the matter in her unique, investigative style”.
Katie Hopkins: Fat Story 1 Year On was commissioned by Mark Procter, Acting Head of Production and Development, Factual Entertainment who said: “This is a timely opportunity for us to revisit the biggest challenge of Katie's life and relive those truly impactful moments that surprised even her harshest critics. Also featuring real-life transformative stories of incredible weight-loss inspired by Britain’s most outspoken personality, this promises to be yet another must-tell Katie Hopkins show”.
David Emerson, Head of Features and Formats for Mentorn Media said: “We’re delighted to be working with Katie Hopkins again with TLC on the follow up to My Fat Story. Weight and obesity are issues that Katie feels extremely passionate about and so we’re looking forward to Katie exploring the factors surrounding Britain’s growing waistline, whilst showcasing those who have managed to shift the pounds.”
The show will air on TLC in the UK and Ireland on 2 January 2016. Charlotte Reid is the Executive Producer for TLC, and David Emerson, Head of Features and Formats will oversee the series for Mentorn Media.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from London on Thursday 19th November 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from London,where Conservative Business Minister, Anna Soubry MP; Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham MP; former Editor of Le Monde, Natalie Nougayrede; historian, Daily Mail columnist and former editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings; 'Al Jazeera English' presenter, Mehdi Hasan, and the British/Russian businessman and owner of the Independent and Evening Standard newspapers, Evgeny Lebedev, face questions from the audience.
Question Time transmits on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.35pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime
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This week’s Question Time will be filmed in London in the wake of the Paris attacks. With an audience from across London, including its Muslim and French communities, we will discuss the implications of the deadliest terrorist attack in Europe in over a decade.
To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at: www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday 12th November 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Stoke-on-Trent, where Conservative Business Secretary, Sajid Javid MP; Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Lucy Powell MP; UKIP Deputy Leader, Paul Nuttall MEP; writer and campaigner, Paris Lees, and Managing Editor of The Sun, Stig Abell, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from London on Thursday 5th November 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from London, where Conservative International Development Secretary, Justine Greening MP; Labour’s Chuka Umunna MP; the Green Party’s, Jenny Jones; Mail on Sunday columnist, Peter Hitchens, and writer and broadcaster, Victoria Coren Mitchell, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Edinburgh on Thursday 29th October 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Edinburgh, where SNP’s Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure in the Scottish Government; former leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Annabel Goldie MSP; Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Kezia Dugdale MSP; singer and campaigner, Billy Bragg and Editor of MoneyWeek, Merryn Somerset Webb, face questions from the audience.
BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Grimsby on Thursday 22nd October 2015.
David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Grimsby, where Conservative, Nadhim Zahawi MP; Labour’s former Home Secretary, Alan Johnson MP; leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage MEP; writer, Germaine Greer, and businesswoman and winner of ‘The Apprentice’ Michelle Dewberry, face questions from the audience.
Mentorn Scotland’s programme, ‘Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Debate’, has been nominated in the Current Affairs category for the British Academy Scotland Awards 2015.
The one-hour show, which aired on BBC One and BBC One Scotland in September 2014, one week before Scotland went to the polls to decide on its independence, saw an audience of 16 and 17-year-old first-time voters quiz key politicians and personalities from both the Yes and No campaigns on the issues that mattered most to them, and was presented by James Cook.
The programme was a co-production between Mentorn Scotland and BBC Scotland.
The awards, honouring the very best talent in film, television and games produced in Scotland will be hosted by Edith Bowman on Sunday 15 November in Glasgow.
An episode of Free Speech, the live current affairs debate programme for those aged 16-34, which focused on young people and topics surrounding mental health, has been shortlisted for a Mind Media Award 2015.
The programme aired in October 2014 on BBC Three and was transmitted from a mental health hospital in London, and included an audience made up of those with a personal experience of mental health issues, and panellists Alastair Campbell, Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Jon Ronson, and Zoe Hardman, and aired in September 2014.
The Mind Media Awards, sponsored by Virgin Money Giving, celebrate the best examples of reporting and portrayals of mental health in print, broadcast and digital media. The ceremony will take place in London on Monday 16 November 2015.
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