All 4: Shorts coming soon to Channel 4’s VOD service in June 2016
Staff Reporter | On 31, May 2016
Shorts continue to be a central part of Channel’s VOD service, All 4. From learning about the booming marijuana industry of Colorado to finding out what it takes to be a young broker in London, here’s what’s on the way in June:
Broker Boys – Available Now
Following three young brokers from London, working hard, playing harder. How do they seal a deal? What do they spend their money on? Does their line of work bring them luck with the ladies?
Episode 1: Best in the Business
We meet 25-year-old George, an investment and watch broker who shows us how he clinches a deal, and Francesco, a diamond broker who transports his valuable stones via Vespa.
Episode 2: The Battle for Clients
When it comes to winning business, sometimes wining and dining just isn’t enough. Follow George and Francesco as they look for ways to set themselves apart from their competitors.
Episode 3: Seal the Deal
This episode introduces us to Harry, an 18-year-old investment banker intent on becoming a millionaire by the time he’s 21.
Episode 4: Love Lives
These brokers are making deals by day, and breaking hearts by night. So how do these London lads find the time to work on their love lives? And how do they know the ladies are in it for more than their money?
Episode 5: Splash the Cash
Earning all that money carries the burden of having to spend it. Catch a glimpse of how the boys rid their pockets full of cash with daily haircuts, clothes shopping sprees and celebrity parties.
Episode 6: Broker Boxing
In the world of brokerage, boxing seems to be the way to relieve tensions. See George and Francesco in training, and find out what it is about the sport that brokers love.
The Highs and Lows of the Weed Business – Available Now
What happens when you make weed legal? Take a trip to Colorado to find out from the growers, sellers, consumers and entrepreneurs behind its booming legal cannabis industry.
Episode 1: 420
Celebrating 420 in Denver – weed’s unofficial international holiday – are the marijuana advocates who come together to spark one up in honour of state legalisation. We also hear about the history of the day itself.
Episode 2: The Cannabist
In this episode, find out what the legalisation of weed is doing for journalism in Denver. We hear from editors of The Cannabist on the way the city has changed since 2012, and how they provide coverage of a city with more medical marijuana stores than Starbucks’.
Episode 3: Weed Security
Since the legalisation of marijuana in Colorado, the state has seen more than just the weed-dispensing industry booming. The weed security industry is smoking hot right now, and we follow ex-military and law enforcement personnel as they transport cash and drugs around the city.
Episode 4: Growing Ganja We hear from the CEO of Medicine Man about the highs and lows of producing over two tonnes of weed every year.
Episode 5: Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana was legalised in Colorado back in 2000, we find out how weed is helping those with medical problems and see how it’s now regulated.
Episode 6: Marijuana Money Men
With 12,000 dispensaries expected to be open in the US by 2020, many people are benefitting from the “green rush”. We hear from the founders of PotGuide.com on the highs of being a weed start-up, and the difficulties in securing investment.
Superpets – Available Now
We all love our pets. But there’s a small percentage of pets that go the extra mile. From rats sniffing out landmines in Tanzania, to a boa constrictor able to alert its epileptic owner of an upcoming seizure, this series examines the amazing animals that do their bit for humankind.
In Bed with Jamie – New episodes available
Dive under the covers with Made in Chelsea’s very own Jamie Laing as he shares a bed with a diverse mix of guests, cheekily quizzing his companions on their bedroom exploits.
Magician Ben Hanlin shows Jamie his favourite card trick and talks about how one becomes a magician. Ben then teaches Jamie how to do his own card trick but can he master it?
Former apple of Spence Matthew’s eye Caggie Dunlop spends bedtime with long-time friend Jamie. Find out what Caggie’s been up to since she left Made in Chelsea, and why she never did end up with Spencer.
Made in Chelsea’s new hunk Matt Draper hits the hay with Jamie and we learn what Matt looks for in a girl, before the duo try chat up lines on each other… in French.
Supercars – New episodes available
Supercars is presented by British rapper, musician and supercar lover Elliot Gleave, aka. Example. In this series, he visits a raft of people around the UK obsessed with supercars. Will Elliot keep up with the petrol heads, or will their car-mania leave him feeling exhausted?
Elliot meets the dating agency with a difference.
The Gumball rally comes to London.
Top Dad – 16th June
Actor and rapper Ashley Walters (aka Asher D) has seven children. Released just in time for Father’s Day, this five-episode series joins him on a journey to be the best dad he can, by meeting fathers from all walks of life to hear their stories and learn from their experiences.
Episode 1: Dad at 17, Super Dad at 19
In the first episode, Ashley meets a young father who adopted his sister’s children after she had a life-changing accident. With kids of his own, we find out how this dad copes at such a young age.
Episode 2: Dad in a Dress
Ashley meets transgender boxing manager Kellie Maloney. Kellie reveals that her kids still call her dad, and the two discuss how the transition has affected family life.
Episode 3: Ex-Gangster Dad
This episode features a dad who used to be part of a notorious London gang. With four kids, he’s left a life of crime behind him to focus on bringing them up in the best way he can.
Episode 4: Dwarf Dad
Ashley meets a dad of two with dwarfism. One child is a little person, while the other isn’t. How does this dad’s parenting skills fare on the two? Does his experience growing up a dwarf change his relationship with his children?
Episode 5: Bridge-Climbing Single Dad
In this episode, Ashley meets the founder of Fathers4Justice, which orchestrates stunts to highlight the struggles fathers go through in family courts. Ashley finds out what motivated him to start, and 15 years later, what inspires him to continue.
Episode 6: Online Porn Star Dad
How would you feel if your parents were porn stars? For Chris Piston’s kids, that’s a reality. Ashley meets Chris, and asks how he’s handling the situation – particularly when it comes to the big talk about sex.