All 4: Shorts coming soon to Channel 4’s VOD service in August 2016
Staff Reporter | On 03, Aug 2016Reading time: 6 mins
Shorts continue to be a central part of Channel’s VOD service, All 4. From exploring the three-way dating scene and tales of body modification to 70s racing nostalgia and inspiring superhuman stories, here’s what’s on the way in August:
Limb Pimpin’ – Available Now
In a series of six episodes, All 4 tells the stories of six amputees who pimp their prosthetic limbs to live life to the max. Former Marine Mark colours his prosthetics with superhero characters such as Wolverine and the Hulk, while blogger Louise has artistically decorated her leg with jewellery and quirky black tattoo designs. Each person flaunts an original design and look, turning heads with their cool body modifications, seeing the prosthetic limbs as an opportunity to embrace life.
Episode 1: The Fashion Model
Fashion Model Jack challenges perceptions on the catwalk after his congenital leg defect led to him becoming an amputee as a teenager.
Episode 2: The Comedian
Comedian Jackie explores disability through performance, her show, Some People Have Too Many Legs, features puppets, unicorns and one-legged teddy bears.
Episode 3: The Gym Owner
Gym Owner Mark, an ex-marine who lost his legs and an arm in an explosion while on tour in Iraq, reveals his enthusiasm for the gym despite it pushing his body to the limit.
Episode 4: The Surfer
Rik conquers the Cornish surf on one leg.
Episode 5: The Blogger
Louise lives life to the full and challenges perceptions in Dublin.
Episode 6: The Paint Baller
For Grum, paintballing is a sport and having a disability isn’t an obstacle.
Threesome Dating – Available Now
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.
Over six shorts, we meet couples such as BFFs Amber and George, who want a threesome to complete their friendship – will their date Aidan be the right man? While adventurous parents Phil and Rebecca meet bisexual babe Ashleigh to explore a possible connection.
Episode 1: The Free-Loving Fiancés
Emmi and Alex meet Jessica, but will they hit it off on a spiritual level?
Episode 2: The Lady Lovers
Nicki and Ni meet naughty northern lad Brandon for a three-way date.
Episode 3: The Best Friends
Amber and gay pal George want a third partner to complete their friendship. Will they like Aiden?
Episode 4: The Adventurous Parents
Phil and Rebecca meet bisexual babe Ashleigh.
Episode 5: The Married Couple
Pedro and Matt meet flamboyant Jay. But does their Brazilian connection make the perfect match?
Episode 6: The Polyamorous Partners
Swinging couple Ciara and Alex date American Michaela. But will she fancy them both?
Joe Wicks: Celebrity Body Coach – Available Now
An inviting collection of six original shorts starring YouTuber and fitness guru Joe Wicks. Over the course of the series, Joe meets with six well known faces for successful, body changing workouts and cooks some mouth-watering food as fuel for his clients’ muscles.
The diverse celebrities lifting Joe’s weights range from self-confessed fitness phobic BBC Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine to pro-cycling champion Mark Cavendish and Formula 1 star Daniel Riccardio. Joe also meets TV presenter Katie Piper, TV magician Ben Hanlin and E4’s Tattoo Fixers star Jay Hutton for a combination of resistance training and high-intensity cardio, before heading to the kitchen to rustle up the ultimate post workout meals.
The Only Gay Bar In the Village – Available Now
A gay bar has opened up in Strabane, Northern Ireland – it’s a small town and the rainbow colours are now in full force. And it’s run by a married straight guy with kids, talk about breaking down stereotypes! Told with typical Irish charm and wit, locals give the camera reasons for why this now iconic bar has transformed Strabane’s scene – gay and straight – forever.
Re-running the Cannonball – Available Now
This intriguing fly-on-the-wall short from Channel 4 documents The 2904, a low budget, long distance endurance car race from New York to Los Angeles, for those who scorn the Gumball Rally, and based on the now infamous Cannonball Run races, which took place across the continental US in the 1970s.
The name 2904 is also the dollar budget set by the race organisers, to include the purchase price of the car, fixing it up, fuelling it, food for the road – and the cost of any speeding tickets picked up along the way.
Superhumans Handbook – Available Now
All 4 brings us the latest instalment in its ‘Handbook’ series of video shorts, previously including the Black Lesbian Handbook and Bizarre Fetish Handbook. And this time, we’re focusing on true super-humans among us. Over the course of six episodes, we meet a range of amputees and the power and ability of these unique athletes is celebrated in a way you’ve never seen before. Their sense of strength and empowerment is captured, the very force which serves to overcome adversity, their underlying vulnerabilities and challenges.
Episode 1: Balls
A young parkour runner demonstrates an inspiring and daring athleticism on the streets of Bristol.
Episode 2: Specificity
A wheelchair user performs powerful dance routines without limitations.
Episode 3: Brute Force
A courageous rock climber who suffered frostbite has not been deterred from the sport he loves.
Episode 4: Two Fingers
A former soldier who lost a leg refuses to give up, and races superbikes for an adrenalin fix.
Episode 5: Grip Strength
An injured soldier amputee enters strongman competitions to conquer adversity.
Episode 6: Unnerved
A talented pole dancer demonstrates showmanship and skill.
The Casting Couch – Available Now
Are you an aspiring actor, model or perhaps the owner of the next celerity pooch and want to know how to work the infamous casting couch? Well if you are, Mark Summers, casting director to the stars, is a man you just have to meet. Over six episodes, Mark and other showbiz folk dish up invaluable advice on how to bag the role that might just lead to fame and fortune.
Episode 1: Pole Dancer
Pole dancing isn’t always what it seems. Three talented performers show off their artistry.
Episode 2: Alt. Model
Fusion Management are casting for people with tattoos that stand out from the crowd.
Episode 3: Dog Model
Pets at Home are looking for that special pooch to front their next major campaign.
Episode 4: Art Photo Mode
Photographer Sean de Sparengo is casting models who can perform and also look good.
Episode 5: Music Video
Nathassia, aka the Indian Princess is looking for dancers to star in her new music video.
Episode 6: TV Advert
Mark Summers is looking for a redhead to cast in an advert for a large kitchen brand.