• BBC TWO INVITES THE HOUSE ROBOTS BACK FOR MORE ROBOT WARS

    BBC Two is going back for more action from the famous House Robots as Robot Wars is set to return for a second series after its reboot this summer. Mentorn Scotland, part of the Tinopolis Group, has been re-commissioned to produce another series of the hugely successful entertainment show.

    Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon shall once again take up the reins in hosting another six-part series.

    The show returns to the purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, which allows viewers to get even closer to the action, with state-of-the-art cameras capable of capturing every crushing, sawing and scorching moment in incredible detail. The House Robots are back to stamp their authority on the competing robots and make their time in the arena more difficult than ever before, while reigning champions Team Apollo will return to defend their title.

    The returning series of has been commissioned by BBC Two Channel Editor, Patrick Holland, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, Kate Phillips, and Alan Tyler, BBC Commissioning Editor. Produced by Mentorn Scotland in association with SJP Media, it will be executive produced by Andrew Robertson of Mentorn Scotland and Alan Tyler for the BBC.

    Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two, said: “Robot Wars is a brilliant BBC Two show, full of passion, specialism and spectacle.  I am delighted that Dara and Angela will be once again challenging Britain’s finest robot builders to take on the dreaded House Robots.”

    Kate Phillips, BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning said: “The return of Robot Wars with Dara and Angela at the helm has proven that BBC Two viewers, like our robot creators, haven’t lost their passion for creative wizardry and mechanical warfare. With even more formidable House Robots and very determined teams we can’t wait for the battles to begin!”

    Andrew Robertson, Executive Producer for Mentorn Scotland, said: “We’re delighted that the first series proved such a success and we can’t wait to see more amazing teams with the next generation of incredible robots in the arena.”

    To apply please email robotwars@mentorn.tv

    For further information please contact Annabel Rudden at Plank PR on 020 8995 3936 annabel@plankpr.com

     

  • EVER WONDERED IF THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE YOU? CHANNEL 4 SEARCHES FOR THE WORLD’S MOST IDENTICAL STRANGERS.  

    Channel 4 has commissioned The World’s Most Identical Strangers (w/t), a one-off documentary from Mentorn Media in association with VIP, it was announced, today (Tuesday 11th October, 2016)

    It is thought that for every face, there are seven doppelgänger matches around the world. Social media is fuelling a huge global phenomenon of people searching for their doppelgängers.

    The phenomenon has also caught the attention of leading twin-experts at the Department of Twin Research at St Thomas' Hospital, London. They have been studying similarities between identical twins for years but now they're interested in seeing what they can learn from these non-related pairings.

    In the hour long documentary, The World’s Most Identical Strangers (w/t), cameras follow the scientists and seven pairs of twin strangers as they meet, get to know each other and undergo tests to reveal which pair is the most identical doppelgängers.

    Lucy Leveugle, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 4 said: “With social networks meaning the world is effectively a smaller place, this programme documents and heightens the phenomenon that are twin strangers. With extraordinary visuals, it’s a great play along too – spot the difference.”

    Tayte Simpson, Director of Programmes and Executive Producer, Mentorn Media said: “In a time of the selfie culture, people’s curiosity with finding their doppelgänger has become a fascinating obsession. With the experts at St. Thomas’ Hospital we hope that The World’s Most Identical Strangers will prove that we are more alike than we know and shed light on how we perceive each other.”

    The World’s Most Identical Strangers (w/t) has been commissioned by Lucy Leveugle for Channel 4 and will be executive produced by Tayte Simpson, Director of Programmes, for Mentorn Media

    For more information please contact Annabel Rudden at annabel@plankpr.com or 07763420892