Shorts continue to be a central part of Channel’s VOD service, All 4, and April’s line-up of original series proves as diverse as ever, with programmes ranging from celeb wannabes to dealing with milestones.
Here’s a guide to what’s new and coming soon to the site this month:
Make Me a Famous Face – Available Now
First out of the gates is this new series, which follows the stories of four daring individuals, who will stop at nothing to reach celebrity-like perfection. From Liverpool’s answer to Pamela Anderson to the ‘Human Ken Doll’, combined they have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on plastic surgery as they follow in the footsteps of their celebrity idols, including Kim Kardashian and Joey Essex.
Over four episodes, the series introduces us to…
Episode 1. Keeping up with Kim
Jordan James Parke is obsessed with Kim Kardashian – so much so that he has spent over £110,000 to look like her. The work he has had done ranges from self-administered lip fillers (the doctors didn’t fill quite enough) to two nose jobs. The quest for ‘Kimmy K’ perfection doesn’t stop there, either – Jordan now has his heart set on a Brazilian bum lift, despite protests from his mother…
Episode 2. Scouse Pammie
Liverpool entertainer Carolyn Anderson has been known as ‘Scouse Pammie’ for four years, since she started trying to replicate one of the world’s most revered sex symbols. Always one to stand out from the crowd, Carolyn talks breast implants and £20,000 worth of surgery, and why botox is a must every six months (or whenever her eyebrows start falling down).
Episode 3. The Only Way Is Joey
Sam Barton is a firm believer that before The Only Way Is Essex, Essex was just known as a town full of dumb people – but is now revered for being both dumb and glamourous. One of Joey Essex’s biggest admirers, Sam has spent £55,000 on plastic surgery to look more like him and it all started at the age of 17 when he stole his brother’s passport to get botox.
Episode 4. Human Ken Doll
Rodrigo Alves has undergone 35 plastic surgeries (including five nose jobs) and parted with over £200,000 in his quest to look perfect – today, he has become known as the “Human Ken Doll”. This episode introduces Rodrigo and his plastic surgeons, who have concerns that their patient may be going too far with his latest lip-related request.
Make a Famous Face is available to watch now on All 4 here.
Oh S**t I’m 30! – Available Now
Starring YouTube sensation Emily Hartridge, Oh S**t I’m 30! follows a pivotal change in a woman’s life and popular culture suggests that your 30’s are “the best years of your life”. This is the age that you finally know who you really are, who you should spend your time with and what you should spend your time and money doing….Not according to Emily! Each episode covers a different subject area affecting people approaching the big 3-0 and sees Emily tackle each issue by taking her own personal dreams and fears head on.
Oh S**t I’m 30! is available to watch now on All 4 here.
My Weird Hobby – Available Now
My Weird Hobby traces the lives of six Brits who spend their time preoccupied with rather unusual pursuits. It’s odd, strange and downright wonderful as the series shines a light on individuals searching to fulfil somewhat peculiar ambitions and interests.
My Weird Hobby is available to watch now on All 4 here.
In Bed with Jamie
Dive under the covers with Made in Chelsea’s very own Jamie Laing as he continues his series in which he shares a bed with mystery guests, cheekily quizzing his companions on their scandalous activities. It’s a carnival atmosphere as Jamie and his pals promise to captivate audiences with charm, wit and guaranteed hilarity from the stars of Made in Chelsea.
Episode 23. Olivia – 4th April
Charismatic Jamie climbs into bed with Made in Chelsea newcomer Olivia Bentley, prying her for bedroom exploits and juicy gossip. Jamie’s back to his typically naughty and playful ways.
Episode 24. Sam & Tiff – 18th April
Jamie’s bed is always occupied – and this time it’s busier than always as he clambers under the covers with the beautiful Tiffany Watson and hunky Sam Thompson. It’s party hats, love games and testing questions as mischievous Jamie puts the couple to the test…
Chelsea Style Secrets – 11th April
Chelsea Style Secrets is back for its third season, with Made In Chelsea’s impeccably-dressed Mark Francis judging the style and fashion choices of trio Rosie Fortescue, Stephanie Pratt and Georgia Toffolo. Chelsea Style Secrets offers up the hottest tips to give you the desired and sophisticated Chelsea fashion look.
For more information on All 4’s range of shorts, or start streaming, visit www.channel4.com/shorts.