C4, Talkback partner for Ellie Taylor double commission
March 9, 2022
Channel 4 and Talkback are to collaborate on two brand new entertainment shows, the four-part You Won’t Believe This (w/t) and two-parter Let’s Make a Love Scene, both fronted by comedian Ellie Taylor.
Ellie Taylor said “I jumped at the chance of getting involved in both these shows and I’m super excited to be working with C4 and Talkback to bring them to life – what better way to put my match making and my detective skills to the test! Here’s hoping to some winning amateur detectives as well as red-hot chemistry between our singletons.”
In each episode of You Won’t Believe This (w/t) members of the public who fancy themselves as amateur sleuths will hear unbelievable stories from a succession of ‘suspects’ – but only one of them is telling the truth.
To help them work out who it is, they’ll have the luxury of help from seasoned police detectives who put each suspect through a bells and whistles police interrogation. Using tactics they’re used to deploying on criminals, they’ll be digging into the stories prodding, probing and pouring over every detail giving them the grilling of their lives from the pressure cooker environment of an interrogation cell. It’s up to the suspects to do a convincing job of selling the fact that they did indeed live as a goat, try to pick their way out of a giant freezer with a bone or drink turtle blood when shipwrecked.
If they manage to spot the truth, they’re treated to a cash prize. However, if they fail and pick a fake, in the ultimate twist of the knife the liar walks away with their cash.
Countless Hollywood stars have met their other halves on set. But can “acting” in love lead to a real connection? In new dating show Let’s Make a Love Scene singletons looking for love will star in their own rom com supported and coached through intimate scenes by an intimacy consultant and acting coach.
One guy or girl performs three sexy scenes with three complete strangers. Inspired by blockbusters such as Ghost, The Notebook and Fifty Shades of Grey, these non-actors get a chance to live out their movie-star fantasies. When the steamy scenes wrap, our singleton must choose one co-star to go on a date with to discover whether the on-screen chemistry will turn into real life love.
You Won’t Believe This (w/t) is a four-part series made by Talkback (a Fremantle label). It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Entertainment, Phil Harris with Genna Gibson, commissioning editor, Entertainment and Events. The executive producers are Jonno Richards and Kate Edmunds and series producer is Matt Gillbe. It was developed by Charlie Bennet, Rory Couper and Florence Grimshaw.
Let’s Make a Love Scene is a two-part series made by Talkback (a Fremantle label). It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Entertainment, Phil Harris with Steven Handley commissioning editor, Entertainment and Events. The executive producer is Laura Gibson, development by Charlie Bennett. The show is series produced by Sheila Risk.