We make big-scale popular factual television.

Global non-scripted entertainment formats (FIVE GUYS A WEEK, THE JOB INTERVIEW). Innovative quizzes (FAMILY BRAIN GAMES). Award-winning, agenda-setting documentaries (HOSPITAL, SCHOOL). Cultish science and history programming (MONKMAN & SEAGULL). At Label1, our shows captivate large audiences, satisfy the most demanding broadcasters, and move our favourite genres forwards.

Our Programmes

Hospital

Hospital
  • BBC TWO (36 x 60)
  • Series six coming soon
  • Series five from Thursday February 13 2020
  • Series four from Thursday January 10 2019
  • Series three from Monday March 26 2018
  • Series two from Tuesday June 20 2017
  • Series one from Wednesday January 11 2017

Hospital reveals the extraordinary dilemmas faced by the consultants, surgeons and bed managers of the country's biggest NHS hospital trusts, all of which have profound consequences for the patients in their care.

Standing in their way are limited resources, an ever-increasing number of patients and a clock that never stops ticking.

”Superb“
— Guardian
”More moving than any Hollywood tear-jerker“
— Times
”So much more than just another 24 Hours in A&E-type documentary“
— Independent
”Hospital is one of the BBC’s best documentary strands and this episode was excellent... stands apart from other series of its type“
— Telegraph

Five Guys A Week

Five Guys A Week
  • Channel 4 (10 x 60)
  • Series two coming soon
  • Series one from Tuesday March 10 2020

They say you never really know someone until you live with them.

Five Guys A Week transforms the first-date experience into the ultimate test of romance, compatibility and stamina by providing one single woman with five trial live-in boyfriends for a week – all at the same time.

Every day she will ask one of them to leave. Will the last man standing become her new boyfriend?

”You’ll be hooked“
— Telegraph
”So good... a perfect, bonkers classic“
— Times
”Deserves every TV award going. Honestly, it deserves the Nobel Peace Prize“
— Guardian

Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Adventures

Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Adventures
  • BBC TWO (3 x 60)
  • Series one from Monday 18 May 2020

Cult heroes Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman delve into the past in search of the ‘firsts’ that define one of the most ground-breaking periods in British history. The best friends, who found fame on University Challenge, begin their time-travelling journey in 1750 at the start of the Industrial Revolution, investigating the greatest breakthroughs in science and technology up until the end of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1900. Along the way there are surprising discoveries, nail-biting experiments with flammable materials, and judicious amounts of dressing up in period costume.

”Pure Genius“
— The Sun
”Riotous“
— Daily Mail
”Hybrid of Blue Peter and The Big Bang Theory... the boys are a jolly pair“
— Radio Times

Hospital Special: Fighting COVID-19

Hospital Special: Fighting COVID-19
  • BBC TWO (2 x 60)
  • Monday 11 May and Tuesday 12 May 2020

Award-winning Hospital returns for a two-part special documenting the frontline NHS response to the world’s most extreme healthcare emergency.

”Brilliant... the most important documentary you will see this year“
— Radio Times
”If you only watch one documentary about Coronavirus, make it this film... likely to become a historical testament“
— Independent
”Enthralling... combines high-level behind-the-scenes access with human stories... important, unmissable television“
— Telegraph
”When this is over and they come to write the history of this virus, documentaries such as this will be living encyclopaedia“
— Times
”Astonishing... an absolute standout chronicle of our times, sure to be looked back on with something approaching awe“
— Observer

Richard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On

Richard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On
  • Channel 4 (5 x 30)
  • Series one from Monday 4 May 2020

Much-loved TV couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, plus a host of celebrity guests and authors, present this nightly book review show to keep Britain reading through lockdown.

”Lockdown’s best decision“
— Mirror
”Like being reunited with your mum and dad after years apart“
— Times
”Richard and Judy are always TV gold“
— Daily Mail

Sewermen

Sewermen
  • Channel 5/Paramount Network (20 x 60)
  • Series two from Thursday April 30 2020
  • Series one from Thursday June 20 2019

Miles of underground tunnels, hundreds of blocked toilets and vast hundred-tonne fatbergs. All in a day’s work for the brave men and women working on the frontline for United Utilities, one of Britain’s biggest water companies. Sewermen captures the scale of the challenge facing the team as they battle our underground waste, and the banter and bonhomie that ensures they come up smelling of roses.

The Family Brain Games

The Family Brain Games
  • BBC TWO (8 x 60)
  • Series one from Monday June 17 2019

Dara O’Briain invites eight brilliant families from all walks of life to come together in a specially designed ‘games lab’ where they compete in the ultimate test of intelligence.

As the families tackle each demanding challenge, documentary cameras follow their family dynamics behind-the-scenes, showing us what makes their relationships tick and analysing their response to the pressure of intense competition.

”An ingenious format... this isn’t a conventional quiz“
— Daily Mail
”Both intriguing and entertaining“
— Observer
”Enjoyable, tense, splendidly hard and beautifully designed“
— Radio Times

School

School
  • BBC TWO (6 x 60)
  • Series one from Tuesday November 6 2018

This landmark documentary series follows in unprecedented detail the tough decisions headteachers must make, and their dramatic impact on the students in their care.

School shows the intricate workings of the system as teachers try to cater for the differing needs of a huge number of pupils, in a world where parents’ expectations are rising, exams are getting tougher and no two children are alike.

”Superb viewing“
— Express
”Eye-opening, infuriating and occasionally heart-breaking“
— Telegraph
”Sharply important“
— Times

Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain

Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain
  • BBC TWO (4 x 30)
  • Series one from Monday September 17 2018

University Challenge legends Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull are on a journey with a difference. They’re hitting the highway for a brainy buddy road trip all over Britain.

As well as taking in classic feats of engineering such as the gigantic telescopes of Jodrell Bank Observatory and the vintage railway that carries weary travellers to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the boys get the chance to explore the science behind the deep fried Mars bar and handle the precious exhibits at the world’s only dedicated lawnmower museum.

”An antidote to dumbed-down TV“
— Telegraph
”I’d rather watch these two than some TOWIE wannabes“
— Times
”These two might just save the world“
— Digital Spy

The Job Interview

The Job Interview
  • Channel 4 (11 x 60)
  • Series two from Thursday February 15 2018
  • Series one from Tuesday July 12 2016

The Job Interview uses multiple cameras to reveal in detail for the first time the terror and triumph of real-life interviews, highlighting every nuance from initial handshake to potentially life-changing job offer.

”An absolute gem of a fly-on-the-wall show“
— Mirror
”Like the best bit of The Apprentice - and with less annoying candidates“
— Telegraph
”As refreshing as it is agonising“
— Guardian

Team

Simon Dickson

Creative Director and Co-founder

Lorraine Charker-Phillips

Head of Programmes and Co-founder

Jo Taylor

Head of Production

Alex Burke

Senior Development Producer

Merle Currie

Series Producer

Emma Rouse

PA to the Co-founders & Head of Production

News

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Awards

2019

Hospital - Series 3

  • Nominee, Best Documentary Series, Broadcast Awards

School

  • Winner, Best Factual Series, RTS West of England Awards

2018

Hospital - Series 3

  • Winner, Specialist Factual Series, RTS Midlands Awards

Hospital - Series 2

  • Winner, Best Documentary Series, Royal Television Society Awards
  • Nominee, Best Documentary Series, Grierson British Documentary Awards
  • Nominee, Best Factual Series, BAFTA Television Awards
  • Winner, Best Documentary Series, Televisual Bulldog Awards
  • Highly Commended, Best Documentary Series, Broadcast Awards
  • Nominee, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

2017

Hospital - Series 1

  • Nominee, Best Documentary Series, Grierson British Documentary Awards

The Job Interview

  • Nominee, Best Fixed Rig Series, Televisual Bulldog Awards

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