The Payback (w/t) - a Channel 4 commission from Boundless
Boundless today announces the commission of a TX pilot, ‘The Payback’ (w/t) by Channel 4.
The old adage goes, ‘neither a borrower nor a lender be’. But this seems to be something we, as a nation, have ignored as this 60’ pilot reveals. UK levels of informal borrowing reached an all-time high of nearly £23 billion last year with only half of it ever being repaid. For Brits our first port of call when we need quick cash is our friends and family but we are terrible at paying it back.
The Payback (w/t) features people who owe and are owed, either wanting to repair a relationship or just their bank-balance. The show offers the chance to debtors to wave goodbye to guilt and do the right thing which results in some amazing reconciliations and thrilling reveals as people finally get repaid, sometimes unexpectedly.
Boundless Managing Director Hannah Wyatt said of the commission: ‘Three quarters of us have lent money to friends and family in the last year which inevitably can affect our relationships. It feels really timely to look at why we borrow and how we can pay it back in a mischievous and uplifting format.’
The Payback (w/t) is a Boundless production for Channel 4 commissioned by Alex Menzies, Deputy Head of Features. Executive Producer is Fiona Caldwell.
Notes to Editors:
Boundless is headed up by Hannah Wyatt who leads the team to deliver some of the biggest factual entertainment series for all the main broadcasters including: the BAFTA award winning series The Apprentice; An Hour to Save Your Life; Escape to the Country; Four Rooms; Great British Railway Journeys; Great American Railroad Journeys; Grand Designs and Grand Designs: House of the Year and the recent Cats vs Dogs.
Boundless is part of FremantleMedia UK, the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company. FremantleMedia UK, comprises of a group of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless, Thames, Newman Street and Euston Films, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows.
April 18, 2017 10:33am ET by Channel 4