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

Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to the Age of Invention

Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to the Age of Invention
  • BBC TWO (3 x 60)
  • Series one coming soon

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.

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.

Each episode sees two families go head-to-head in a series of games, designed with the help of leading cognitive neuroscientist Dr Adam Hampshire from Imperial College London, to test mental ability.

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

Five Guys A Week

Five Guys A Week
  • Channel 4 (10 x 60)
  • Series one coming soon

Five Guys A Week is the simplest new factual entertainment format of the year. It transforms the first-date experience into the ultimate test of romance, compatibility and stamina by providing one single girl with five trial live-in boyfriends for a week – all at the same time.

There is only one rule. The girl must eliminate four of the guys by the end of the week, whittling them down to the last man standing.

Sewermen

Sewermen
  • 5Spike (8 x 60)
  • 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.

Hospital

Hospital
  • BBC TWO (30 x 60)
  • Series five coming soon
  • 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

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

Barnaby Coughlin

Head of Factual Entertainment

Joe Ingham

Senior Development Producer

Stef Taylor

Production Manager

Hayley Barrell

Senior Production Manager

Merle Currie

Series Producer

Emma Rouse

PA to the Co-founders & Head of Production

Shebani Walia

Office Assistant

News

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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