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October comes up with Dilemma series for Discovery

October comes up with Dilemma series for Discovery
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Pippa Considine
29 January 2014

October Films has won a commission from Discovery Networks International for a new series which presents viewers with hypothetical scenarios for them to choose a course of action which will leave them either dead or alive.  

Each week, Deadly Dilemmas counts how many of the viewers' nine lives remain at the end of each show will determine whether they are one of life’s losers or winners.
 
The 10-part series has based the dilemmas on real life case studies from around the world and attempts to answer questions including: if caught in a huge lightning strike would taking cover in a metal caravan save you or kill you? If you had a fight with a crocodile or a great white shark, which should  you choose for the highest chance of staying alive? And, if you could only eat carrots or burgers for the rest of your life – which should you choose to increase your chances of living longer?
 
Deadly Dilemmas is being series produced by Paul Connolly and executive produced by Gareth Cornick and Denman Rooke for October Films. It was commissioned by vp of factual production and development Elizabeth McIntyre and executive produced by Tom Gorham for Discovery Networks International
 
Denman Rooke, managing director of October Films, said: “Deadly Dilemmas is a fun, engaging series that relies on hard science to resolve some of the strangest debates you’ve probably had with your friends, and some others you’ve probably never thought of. “
 
October’s latest commission comes as its new ten-hour docu drama series for Investigation Discovery US, Obsession: Dark Desires, has just achieved the highest ever ratings for a series premiere on the network.
 
October’s recent commissions and productions include Walking the Nile (Channel 4/Discovery Animal Planet) , international co-production Stonehenge Empire (BBC Two, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Smithsonian Channel, France 5, ORF Austria and ZDF Germany), documentary Spying on Hitler’s Army (Channel 4 / PBS),  popular factual entertainment series Rude Tube (Channel 4), and the global science show You Have Been Warned (Discovery Channel) which has reached a worldwide audience of more than 75 million and is now in production with its third season.
 

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