Factual producer Tern TV, part of Zinc Media Group, has been commissioned to make its first factual entertainment format by BBC Scotland.
Lawrence Chaney’s Homecoming Queens (1 x 30 mins) sees UK Drag Race winner Lawrence Chaney take one of Scotland’s best-loved celebrities back to the hometown that made them. In a one-off special, a mystery celebrity guest will spend a day with Chaney visiting their hometown, chauffeured in a hot pink drag wagon, with pit stops at former homes, old schools, teenage hangouts, and workplaces – revealing the communities, places and people that made them.
David Marshall, Head of Entertainment, Tern TV, says: “Lawrence is one of the most engaging talents on television right now and we are delighted to be working with them on this exciting project, as the nation’s appetite for fun Drag Queen content shows no sign of abating.
“We are thrilled to partner with the BBC, home of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and to be bringing one of Scotland’s most prominent celebrities to this exciting new format. ”
This latest commission is part of Tern TV’s push to diversify in unscripted, with the appointment of David Marshall as Head of Entertainment last year.
Earlier this year Tern announced it had been awarded the contract for BBC ONE’s Sunday Morning Live programme, following an open competitive tender launched in September 2021.
Harry Bell, Managing Director, Tern, adds: “As we continue to build on our roster of factual returners in documentary, crime, arts and history, our recent commissions demonstrate the company’s full range beyond that. Whether it be live studio-based shows, new formats or working with A-listers, we have the diversity of talent in our team to fit any such brief.”]
Lawrence Chaney’s Homecoming Queens will be executive produced by David Marshall for Tern TV. It was commissioned by Claire Zolkwer and Louise Thornton for BBC Scotland. The format is in the process of being optioned for the international market.
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