Having worked previously with Channel 4 on the Victorian Sex Explorer, we were the natural choice to work with them again on The Greatest Shows on Earth, produced by RDF. Past Preservers took a foiree into the world of variety television and provided production services for the “Arab World” episode which premiered on the 1 July 2013 on Channel 4.
In this new four-part series, Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows on the planet to find out what makes some very different cultures tick.
From Egyptian’s love of seeing terrified celebrities kidnapped at gunpoint to India’s dancing obsession and from Brazil’s desire for the body beautiful to South Korea’s gaming addiction, Daisy sees how societies – and particularly the roles of women – are brought into sharp relief by their TV.
“Everybody loves television and no one more than me,” says Daisy. “I’m going on the trip of a lifetime, to experience some of the biggest, maddest and most controversial shows on the planet.
“I’ve got a theory that television is the window into the soul of a nation. But simply watching TV isn’t enough – to get right to the heart of it I need to take part.”
You can check out all of the The Greatest Shows on Earth episodes on Channel 4’s website