All 4: Shorts coming soon to Channel 4’s VOD service in February 2017
James R | On 01, Feb 2017
This February, All 4’s shorts celebrate the female wrestlers smashing through the glass ceiling in the WWE and discover the real life passions of the stars of the The Undateables.
Plus, to coincide with Channel 4’s Fake News Week, a topical week-long season examining the headline-grabbing post-truth world, All 4 will have extended stories from Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer – comedian and notorious stage-stormer Simon Brodkin and is finding out the truth behind some famous paparazzi pictures. (For reviews of Walter Presents shows on All 4, click here, for our review of TV box set Search Party, click here and for highlights of what’s available on catch-up every week, click here.)
Here’s what’s new and coming soon in February 2017:
Smashing Glass Ceilings: The Women of WWE – Available Now
After years of languishing at the bottom of the bill, 2016 saw the women’s revolution take hold of professional wrestling, catapulting the female superstars off the top rope and into the main event limelight. But how did this come about?
Granted exclusive access to the WWE, filmmaker and life-long wrestling fan James Delow goes on the road with two of the biggest stars in the world today – Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks – as they prepare the first ever women’s match to be held inside the 20ft Hell In A Cell.
The arch-rivals reflect on the realities of living life on the road and demonstrate the physical toughness required to become a megastar in a scripted world full of real danger. We also hear from Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, Natalya Neidhart, Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan to understand how these women have spearheaded a division that’s encouraged a whole new fan base to sit up and take notice.
The Undateables: Passions for Life – Available Now
Catch up with six former Undateables stars, as they share an insight into their passions and talents in life, providing refreshingly honest tips, tricks and advice. From singer-songwriter Daniel discussing his nationwide tour, three albums and thousands of fans, to Leeds United-fanatic Ray guiding us through Match Day.
Along the way, we gain an insight into writing poetry, driving fast cars, participating in a magic show and how to get ripped, all from your favourite Undateables stars.
Episode 1: Being a Rock Star
Singer-songwriter, Daniel talks rock and how to be the rising king of pop
Episode 2: Being a No.1 Footie Fan
Die-hard legendary Leeds fan Ray explains the sheer commitment to being a real supporter
Episode 3: Writing Poetry
Renowned for his romantic poems, wordsmith Shaine is eloquent on his love of rhyme
Episode 4: Driving Fast Cars
Automobile enthusiast Alex races through his passion for fast cars in a Ferrari
Episode 5: Magic
With eccentric tricks and a spellbound audience, David has a magic touch
Episode 6: Getting Ripped
Witness the fitness as hunky rugby player Tom gives training tips to being a gym guru
Confessions of the Paparazzi – Out 6th February
Britain’s ever increasing obsession with celebrity has created a twilight world where nothing is quite as it seems. With huge rewards for the right photo, celebrities and the paparazzi indulge in a bizarre game of hide-and-seek where the lines between fact and fiction are often blurred. Agreeing to reveal some of the dark arts of this world is one of the paparazzi’s most controversial figures, George Bamby, and his young apprentice Bilko.
To accompany the Channel 4 documentary, All 4 will have six outrageous and snackable stories in which George shares his shocking, seedy and often hilarious run-ins with Tom Hardy, Mary Berry and even Princes William and Harry.
Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer – Out 7th February
Comedian and infamous hoaxer Simon Brodkin made headlines around the world showering Sepp Blatter in banknotes and storming Kanye West’s stage at Glastonbury. In 2016, Channel 4 gained exclusive access to the comic as he set his sights on breaking the news once again, turning his target to three of the world’s most notorious figures: Simon Cowell, Sir Philip Green and the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.
Supporting the Channel 4 show, All 4 will offer the full story behind these stunts, as Simon reveals the extraordinary lengths he goes to burst the bubble of some of the world’s richest and most famous people.
Watch Channel 4’s shorts on All 4 at www.channel4.com/shorts.