Every month, people clamour to keep up with what’s coming soon to Netflix UK or Amazon Prime Video, but for a lot of online streamers, shorts are where it’s at. Short-form content makes up the most-watched videos on the web: from YouTube to Vines and Facebook, they fetch billions of views a day thanks to their ability to viewed on the go.
It’s little wonder, then, that BBC iPlayer has begun to commission more original short content for its platform. Channel 4, though, are arguably leading the pack with its dedicated Shorts section on All 4. Which is why we give you a rundown every month of what shorts are new and coming soon to All 4.
In December 2015, you can expect everything from Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing as he cosies up to some of our favourite faces in bed to a look behind the scenes of the sexiest shop in Britain.
Black Lesbian Handbook USA – Available Now
We take a trip to Georgia USA for the Atlanta Gay Pride, as three British black lesbians go across the pond to meet some of the people making up the American black lesbian scene and uncover the differences between the two. There are six episodes in total.
In Bed with Jamie – Out Now
Two more guests join Made in Chelsea’s cheeky chappy Jamie in the bedroom for more antics. Fred Siriex, better known as the Maître D from Channel 4’s hit series First Dates gets snuggled up close as the two discuss caressing and push ups. And on-off love interest Jess Woodley contemplates whether to get under the mistletoe for Christmas.
Sex Toy Secrets – Out Now
UK sex toy sales are worth over £250 million a year and Bondara is one of Britain’s leading sex toy companies. This six-episode series takes a look at behind the scenes of this empire and speaks to Managing Director Chris Simms, aka Mr Vibrator, about what it takes to run the business.
Everyday Battle Raps – Out Now
Scenes from everyday life are given a new twist as seemingly normal hassles develop into fully-fledged rap battles. Talented and charismatic rappers from the Don’t Flop battle league feature in these public disputes as surprised onlookers try to figure out what they’ve walked in to.
Urban Explorers – Coming Soon
Young parkour and free running pros take us along on their urban adventures, explaining how they get around the city, and the rewards and gains from breaking the rules. But it takes sacrifice to make it up the tallest tower.
Crazy Celeb Diets – Coming Soon
Radio presenters Chris Stark and Maya Jama try and get a bite of the diets of the rich and famous. From fish heads and peanut butter and bacon loafs to salt water detoxes, can they handle it?
My First Tattoo – Coming Soon
Ink-crossed lovers, mid-life crises or serious super fans, see why these individuals are getting their first tattoos. Features the likes of 17 year old Lauren, an aspiring tattoo artist who has been drawing potential designs over the years, and is now approaching her 18th birthday; Debbie, a hardcore Belieber who is having some of Justin Bieber’s lyrics tattooed on her leg (against the wishes of her husband); and Jared, who is after a full sleeve as he perfects what he thinks is the ideal male body image.
The Bizarre Fetish Handbook – Coming Soon
A privileged insight into a variety of fetish sub-cultures. Whether for escapism or general fun of the kinky sort, this six-episode series includes Pony Play – thinking, behaving and being handled like a pony – Forniphilia – human furniture – and Shibari – a form of Japanese bondage.