ITV orders UK version of pensioner prank show from CPL
17 September 2012
ITV1 has ordered a hidden camera prank show featuring a group of pensioners. The show is loosely based on a Belgian TV series and will be made in the UK by CPL Productions, which was recently acquired by Red Arrow Enterainment.
CPL originally piloted the show for the BBC, but Claire Zolkwer, ITV commissioning editor for comedy, entertainment has ordered the series. The six part series will feature OAPs targeting members of the public with light hearted pranks. It is being made for an afternoon slot.
The Belgian TV series called Benidorm Bastards, was aimed at a more adult audience The format, which won an International Emmy in 2011, has since been re-made in America for NBC as Off Their Rockers (pictured).