Mentorn Scotland has won orders for three new programmes for the BBC.

For BBC Scotland, Corner Shop Cook Off (6 X 60”) is presented by Clare Grogan. In each episode a professional chef will go head to head with a resident chef (MasterChef professional winner Gary Maclean) to create three courses using only ingredients bought from a featured corner shop.

Comedian Mark Nelson will front Bad Influencer (6 x 30’) for BBC Scotland. According to a recent BT Survey, Scots use social networking sites more than any other part of the UK. This weekly show, where Mark will be joined by two comedy guests, will look through the funniest posts relating to a range of set topics, from family and friends, to dogs and the Scottish diet.

Get Rich or Try Dying (w/t) (1 x 60’) for BBC Four will look at the legacy estate industry via some of the biggest names in pop who are no longer with us. Hosted by Radio 2 presenter Ana Matronic, from the band Scissor Sisters, the documentary will look at what happens to pop stars and their estates when they die using a combination of interview, archive and investigation.

Paul Murray, Executive Producer, Mentorn Scotland said “I’m really proud of all these projects;  Cook Off is a really innovative format that is both entertaining & surprising, Clare is a brilliant host and the cooking is bonkers at times, but also really inspiring. Bad Influencer is a cheeky take on the world around us and how we interact with it, and Get Rich is a fascinating insight into a part of the pop industry that most people will not have given much thought to, but is actually worth multi-millions.“
Paul Murray is the executive producer on all three titles. Corner Shop Cook Off was commissioned by Jo Street and Steve Allen for BBC Scotland, and Celia Taylor was co-executive producer. Bad Influencer was commissioned by Gavin Smith for BBC Scotland and Get Rich or Try Dying (w/t) was commissioned by Owen Courtney for BBC Four.

Staff Reporter

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