Full Fat TV scores eight-hour commission

Discovery-owned entertainment channel Quest Red has ordered a medical reality series from Full Fat TV.

The free-to-air, female-skewing channel has commissioned The Bad Skin Clinic (8 x 60-minutes), which will feature dermatologist and dermatological surgeon Dr Emma Craythorne and her team as they encounter patients with debilitating skin conditions at their Harley Street Clinic.

Through brief procedures or pioneering operations, the series gives insight into the work that Craythorne carries out to transform the lives of her patients.

The series was ordered by Clare Laycock, vice-president, head of lifestyle and entertainment brands, Quest Red, TLC, ID and Food Network, and commissioned by Charlotte Reid. Deirdre Dowling is executive producer for Quest Red and Colette Foster for Full Fat TV.

Quest claimed it reached a record share in the first three months of 2019, up 19% compared to the same period the previous year. 

“Quest Red has just celebrated its best quarter, month and week ever,” said Laycock. “Our audience love medical reality shows and this series will feature some incredibly emotional stories and a good few eye-watering procedures and memorable moments along the way.”

Foster added: “We are delighted to be working with Dr Emma Craythorne, one of the UK’s most eminent dermatologists, as she treats people with extreme and sometimes debilitating skin conditions. The results are truly transformative, both physically & emotionally.”

Source: Broadcast