EXCLUSIVE: ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 has raided the BBC once more — this time securing the providers of The Restore Store star Jay Blades for brand new returnable sequence The Streets The place I Lived.
Produced by Hungry Jay Media, Blades’ joint-venture with The Wheel producer Hungry Bear Media, the three-part sequence follows the presenter as he delves into his previous, revisiting his earlier houses in east London, exploring their historical past and the individuals who lived in them.
Jay Blades: The Streets The place I Lived will see Blades joined by old fashioned buddies as he remembers his upbringing as a cheerful baby, then a troubled teenager, and a misplaced younger man. “I can’t wait to return to my outdated neighbourhood and uncover the historical past on its doorstep. The locations I go to are the buildings, streets and communities that made me the person I’m at this time,” he mentioned.
Daniel Pearl, Channel 5 commissioning editor, factual, mentioned: “Audiences are used to seeing Jay shine a light-weight on different folks’s reminiscences, however this sequence will flip the tables and provides viewers an perception into his life, unearthing new discoveries not solely about himself, but in addition the neighborhood he grew up in.”
The Restore Store has grow to be a phenomenon for BBC One within the UK, and Blades is a breakout star on the present, by which peoples’ prized possessions are lovingly restored. He’s the most recent BBC presenter to land on Channel 5, with others together with Nick Knowles, Kate Humble, and the Furry Bikers, David Myers and Si King.
With echoes of Who Do You Suppose You Are? and A Home By means of Time, the hope is that The Streets The place I Lived can grow to be a returnable franchise, with different stars exploring the historical past of their outdated houses. The present is govt produced by Dan Baldwin and Clare Paterson. Rachel Jardine directs, with Lauren Bennie producing.