Tuesday 11th June at 8pm sees the launch of Shiver’s amazing Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun series for Channel 5.
The ob-doc series follows the lives of Gibraltarians, ex-pats and Gibraltar itself, one of the world’s smallest overseas territories. From the man in charge of looking after the famous apes to those diving Gibraltar’s many shipwrecks. We’ll meet Gib’s only mortician, local bobbies, customs, tourists and local celebrities.
There’ll be births, deaths, weddings and national celebrations. We’ll also explore the 34 miles of tunnels built inside the rock, leading us to Gib’s unique military history. All this in a British territory of just two and a half square miles with only 30,000 residents. This is a unique opportunity to see life across a whole country, told with warmth and humour.
This programme was ordered by Andrew O’Connell, Channel 5’s Head of Factual, News and Current Affairs and overseen by Michelle Chappell. Michelle Chappell, Commissioning Editor of News, Current Affairs and Documentaries, says: “It turns out Gibraltar is a honey pot of wonderful characters – loud, proud and loving a much simpler way of life. I hope our viewers will enjoy this unusual access which is both illuminating and amusing.”
Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun is new and exclusive to Channel 5, produced by Shiver. Begins Tuesday 11th June at 8pm.