In the last year, more than one in four Europeans has dealt with psychological disorders*. As mental health awareness grows globally, more and more people seek the assistance of a psychotherapist.
Therapy is also a study of the therapists themselves – delving into how they deal with stories of suffering, and how they approach challenging cases. The series is a fascinating insight into a profession that is often clouded in mystery and stigma.
“The Weekends” is a series that unites nine strangers, over seven weekends, to share their stories in a support group setting. Each individual is going through a very important and life-altering year, and throughout the preceding week they document their own lives to share in dialogue with their group.
This is an engrossing and moving show about hardships, circumstances to be overcome and how change is inevitable. But it is also about listening, empathy, support and facing life’s challenges head on.
FINDING… GAUGUIN, PICASSO, VAN GOGH AND CHAGALL
The host, is a celebrity a colourful character and art lover with an infectious enthusiasm for modern art. We go on a road trip, a voyage of discovery, in the footsteps of famous artists. Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin or Chagall have each been the feature of a series. It’s a journey of remarkable discoveries, breath-taking locations and wonderful insights into the lives of these troubled geniuses.
For localised versions a unique package that includes scripts, research and comprehensive location details will be made available. With each episode broken down and access to the sites revealed. The result is a saving of up to 30% in the production cost, on a programming where budgets are usually very tight
When the time comes for parents to move out of their empty nest, the whole family has an opinion.
What might happen if the family were given the chance to compete against each other to pick Mum and Dad ‘s perfect new home? Welcome to Goodbye House.
In each episode a famous comedian will test the boundaries of comedy and good taste. They will perform a unique routine which in each show will challenge a subject judged too taboo to laugh at. The difference is that in this show they will have sourced the material directly from those affected, be it blindness, obesity or other physical disabilities and what’s more they will be at the show.
LONG LOST IDENTITY
Developed by the same team that brought us Long Lost Family, the new spin off will try and fill a void, but this time on a more spiritual level.
An adoptee feels there is something missing in their relationship with their adoptive parents which can at times be painful. Each episode will focus on a different pair who embark on a mission to fill that void or at the very least understand it.
40 DAYS WITHOUT SEX
Our host will arrive with a simple mission help our over sexed youngsters abstain and reflect for 40 days. They will also get support from out resident life coach who will be uncompromising yet open minded and caring. Through weekly catch ups, social media and phone tracking we we’ll follow them on their mission to rediscover themselves no longer only defined by their sex lives.
STROKES OF MADNESS
This is a series about creative encounters and the often talked about thin line between genius and madness. We will meet 8 artists and 8 people diagnosed with a Psychosis. The artists cover the full range of art, be it installations, photography to music and sculpture. Each will meet one another and through this encounter, together, they will create a piece of art. We will bear witness to the encounter and the process that will create this work of art.
BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
“Between life and death”, is a moving and thought provoking series in which three depressed and suicidal young people engage in a unique experiment. Each of them is paired up with a terminally ill youngster. One of them is dying, but is doing everything possible to stay alive. The other one is alive, but wants to die.
THE LOCKER ROOM
They were legends in their time, a team that achieved greatness and made sporting history. Around a table in the locker room, four members of the team re-visit that magical season in the very place where it all came together
In Radio Gaga two hosts travel through the country in their mobile radio studio. They will stop and set up camp in small communities. Once set up they will spend the next 48 hours running a hyper local radio station for the locals.
Brings the viewer into the emergency response call center. For the first time the action will all be based in the center and focused on the call takers. As if wearing the headset we will be immersed in their world, one which is more complex than we might expect.
LONG LOST FAMILY
Long Lost Family offers a last chance for people who are desperate to find long lost relatives. In each episode viewers are taken on a moving journey, from the revealing moment relatives are told their loved one has been traced, to the raw moment of the reunion which, in many cases, would only ever have happened in their wildest dreams.
DENMARK VS EASTERN EUROPE
Social experiments don’t come more controversial than this one. At a time where immigration is never far from the headlines this show tackles the question that is so often asked.
THE FAMILY DINNER
The evergreen format delves into family disputes, something everyone’s familiar with… It’s a show that gives families the chance to bury the hatchet.
TEEN MOM CELEBRITY SUPPORT
In each episode, a celebrity mother will take a pregnant troubled teenager under her wing. From the early stages of the pregnancy to the first few months following the birth, the celebrity will mentor and lend a helping hand to the teen facing the worries of motherhood.
In Refugee Cab we will follow refugees who have settled in our country, we will help them gain their cab driving license. Cabbing is one of the most popular jobs for any newly arrived immigrant…
THE ANTI BULLY CLUB
The multi award winning series sensitively tackles the difficult topic of bullying. We will visit a primary school in which a child is being bullied or shunned by some of the class.
BE MY GUEST
Our host parks his mobile studio, an Airstream convertible, by his nation’s most famous tourist hot spot. He invites a constant stream of tourists to his studio and asks them all the same three questions. Who are you? Where do you come from? And, why should I visit your hometown?
HELP! MY PARENTS ARE FAT
In each episode the children from an overweight family will send out a cry for help. A video message lands on the desk of our health and exercise expert, who swings into action: first comes the testing and we determine what effect their current lifestyle has on them and what their life expectancy will be.
THE BULLY PROJECT
Unorthodox, controversial, the show that everyone had an opinion on before it was even broadcast! The Bully Project shines a light in a dark place without pointing the finger at specific institutions or individuals. What is it like to be a victim of bullying and what would happen if the bullies saw what effect they have on their victims?
CHASING THEIR DREAMS
Each episode focuses on one young adventurer who escaped the daily grind to go on a trip to live out their dreams, Tragically they never returned.
JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
Each episode documents one extraordinary journey. Our host will first meet the protagonist of the show, they are terminally ill and have decided to take 4 of their closest friends and family on a last trip together.
Wanted tracks down and extradites convicted criminals back home to face their sentences and repay their debts to society. Central to the investigation and the focus of the show is the story of a victim of serious crime. The victim’s life has been put on hold since the aggressor escaped justice. The victim has contacted the show and will explain their case to our host/investigator.
A team of highly trained and experienced experts will help to reunite a parent who’s child has been abducted by an ex-partner and taken abroad.
BLIND TO THE TOP
In Blind To The Top six members of the public who are visually impaired will face the challenge of a lifetime. They will climb mount Kilimanjaro. It is an adventure that takes six days to complete, if they make it they will have climbed one of the highest mountains in the world.