Channel 4’s Director of Programmes, Ian Katz has unveiled Channel 4’s upcoming factual slate that includes a documentary about the death of Stuart Lubbock, whose body was found in Michael Barrymore’s pool almost 20 years ago.
Unexplained (w/t) from Keo Films will feature never seen before material and exclusive interviews with those involved in the investigation.
Also on the slate is Falconio: An Outback Murder? (w/t), produced by CJZ, a four-part series exploring the details and the questions that surround the story of Joanne Lees and the murder of her partner Peter Falconio in the Australian outback 19 years ago.
Living Wild from Blast! Films is a new eight-part series about the lives of wild animals in a Kenyan conservancy and the people who care for them.
Kevin’s McCloud’s Rough Guide to the Future (w/t) –from Boundless (in partnership with Vodafone) is a three-part series in which McCloud takes a light-hearted look at some of the biggest issues facing humanity by sending his three sceptics – Alice Levine, Jon Richardson, Phil Wang – off around the globe to see if he can help them embrace cutting edge innovations.
Peter the Human Guinea Pig (w/t) from Sugar films is billed as an unprecedented access documentary to Peter and an international group of doctors, scientists, engineers and designers as they embark on one of the most audacious transitions ever undertaken – turning Peter into the world’s first human cyborg.
Sophie Morgan: The Longest Route to the Games from Full Fat TV follows campaigner and Rio Paralympics presenter Sophie Morgan as she embarks on her biggest adventure yet – travelling from India to Japan on a Mad Max-style Trike.
The Segregation Experiment (w/t) from Proper Content is a new two-part new series following a British school’s ground-breaking programme to explore unconscious racial bias in a class of 11 to 12 year-old pupils.
The Write Offs (w/t) from Shine TV will be an “empowering and uplifting” new two-part series about adult illiteracy – hosted by Sandi Toksvig.
Paul Hollywood Eats Japan (w/t) produced by North One Television is a three-parter following Paul Hollywood as he sets out on a culinary and cultural road trip across Japan learning all about the country through its food.
Levison Wood: Walking with Elephants made by October films sees author and explorer Levison Wood on a new expedition: an epic 650-mile journey on foot, following the world’s largest elephant migration.
Also announced is Duncanville from Fox, an animated American sitcom co-created by Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), and Mike and Julie Scully (The Simpsons) about Duncan (Poehler), a spectacularly average fifteen-year old boy, and his immediate family.
Warner Bros’ Batwoman is also coming to E4. The acquired series stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, the first openly gay female lead of a live-action Super Hero show.