Shorts continue to be a central part of Channel’s VOD service, All 4. In September, All 4 has exclusive rights to popular series Seven Year Switch Australia, which sees four couples take a drastic step to save their faltering relationships. Extreme sports and threesomes, plus legal advice and bikers complete a diverse line-up. Here’s what’s on the way in the next month:
Seven Year Switch Australia – Available Now
Launching as a complete box set, exclusively on All 4, Seven Year Switch Australia meets four desperate couples whose relationships are in turmoil, and who agree to undertake a shocking social experiment. For 14 days, they will live with an experimental partner to assess whether the grass is greener with someone else, reuniting at the end to decide whether to split up or declare their commitment to one another.
Seven Year Switch USA will follow on 1st September.
Threesome Dating – Available 1st September
For couples and intrepid singles looking to spice up their love lives, the three-way date has definitely become a thing. This series explores the rise of the dating trend, as six couples meet willing singles for dates to test their chemistry, and the excitement of finding out if electricity sparks.
Episode 1: The Best Friends
BFFs Amber and George think a threesome might complete their friendship – will their date Aidan be the right man?
Episode 2: The Married Couple
Pedro and Matt meet flamboyant Jay. But does their Brazilian connection make the perfect match?
Episode 3: The Lady Lovers
Nicki and Ni meet naughty northern lad Brandon for a three-way date.
Episode 4: The Polyamorous Partners
Swinging couple Ciara and Alex date American Michaela. But will she fancy them both?
Episode 5: The Adventurous Parents
Phil and Rebecca meet bisexual babe Ashleigh to see if sparks fly.
Episode 6: The Free-Loving Fiancés
Emmi and Alex meet Jessica, but will they hit it off on a spiritual level?
Over the Edge – Available 1st September
Ever have the urge to push your body to the limit? In these shorts we meet the extreme sports fanatics who are testing out one of the world’s most dangerous sports, BASE jumping, where we really see how far people will go to get that ultimate high.
The six-episode series follows adrenalin junkies such as Sam and Nate who plan to embark on one of Europe’s most dangerous BASE jumps and the fearless Dan who shows us the tricks of what it takes to become an adventure seeking jumper.
Episode 1: The Night Shift
Flinging himself off buildings more than any other BASE jumper, Dan takes us into his world of urban jumping.
Episode 2: Brotherhood
Elite wingsuit enthusiasts Sam and Nate show us the trust and bond needed to tackle Europe’s most dangerous BASE jump.
Episode 3: The Frontier
Andy takes us through the history of BASE jumping and the tiny group of revolutionaries who pioneered the art of low altitude BASE.
Episode 4: My Playground
Ellen is one of the world’s best wingsuit jumpers with experience soaring beside Mont Blanc in Chamonix.
Episode 5: Risk
Ken shares a rundown of the huge risks that come with the addictive sport.
Episode 6: Fight or Flight
War veteran Jamie uses BASE jumping to quench a thirst for adrenalin and adventure.
Know Your Rights – Available 1st September
What would you do if a police officer approached you wanting to do a search check? What exactly are your choices? With police powers under intense scrutiny, comedian Kae Kurd explores the legality of ‘stop and search’ and other issues facing us today. From sex and drugs to hackers and harassment – these shorts are a guide to knowing your rights.
The Unlikely Bikers – Available 10th September
This series of shorts breaks down the stereotypes people have about bikers. Often branded as unruly, tattooed and rebellious – in this series we show how biking appeals to people of all types and why not to judge a book by its cover.
These six shorts will invite you into the world of the motorcycle experience exploring how riding has become a symbol of freedom and power. It’s more than a mode of transport from A to B: motorcycling is a form of expression and a lifestyle choice bringing people together from different walks of life. The Unlikely Bikers introduces us to those who live for beautiful machinery, helmets and leathers, and thrive on the addictive thrill that each ride provides – including the likes of Claire, a paralysed ex horse-rider, and Vicky the librarian.
Watch Channel 4’s shorts on All 4 at www.channel4.com/shorts.