E4 has ordered three new digital commissions to run across All 4, YouTube and social media from Blink Industries, Mother’s Best Child & TOAD and Afro-Mic Productions.
Blink Industries’ Remote Comedy from The Paddock is a 4×15 series of original comedy shorts, written and filmed by comedians whilst in lockdown with a mix of stand up, sketch, character and musical comedy from names like Lolly Adefope, Jamie Demetriou, Claudia O’Doherty, Phil Wang, Cat Cohen, Tash Demetriou, Ellie White, Rosie Jones and Sam Campbell.
GRIME THERAPY (W/T) from Mother’s Best Child & TOAD is a 5 x3 animated series featuring the UK’s leading Grime stars, talking openly about mental health, and how to cope with it. They’ll draw on personal experience and offer science-based techniques and mental tools to help you deal with things like worry, uncertainty, boredom, loneliness, conflict and anger.
The 6 x3 LETTERS IN LOCKDOWN from Afro-Mic Productions features the stories of four young people and two more well-known faces, who’ve been inspired to hand-write a letter of love, pride or apology to someone who means a lot to them.
The commissioning editor for all three was Navi Lamba.