Body Bizarre

Discovery Life plots 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

The upcoming Discovery Life Channel has acquired factual entertainment travel show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, which will form part of its launch line-up. The Sky1 show is sold internationally by Sky Vision, and follows journalist and presenter Baz Ashmawy as he bonds with his mother through a series of dare devil situations.New US […]

Danny Fenton’s postcard from Russia

Zig Zag founder Danny Fenton’s first experience of Russia included horrible hotel rooms and excellent opportunities for coproduction and format deals, despite the political situation and the local pay TV advertising crisis. At the time when I was invited to join the Pact / UKTI-sponsored trip to Russia it seemed like a great opportunity to […]

Channel 5 orders Too Fat to Fly as part of Supersize season

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered a one-off doc, Too Fat to Fly. The 1x60mins show will be made by UK indie Zig Zag Productions and chart the holiday horror stories experienced by obese holidaymakers, including people who have had to be cut out of theme park rides and winched out of waterslides while […]

Discovery orders bizarre bodies series for intn’l nets

Discovery’s international division has ordered a six-part series about people living with bizarre medical conditions from Zig Zag and Barcroft Productions. The 6x60mins show, Body Bizarre, was greeenlit by Discovery Networks International’s creative director, Julian Bellamy. It will air on Discovery channels around the world in the second quarter. Cases covered in the series include […]