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Channel 4 Show to See Brits Attend Indian Boarding School


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Channel 4 in the U.K. has ordered Himalaya High, a tentatively titled three-part series, from Naked Entertainment.

Himalaya High will look on as a group of British boys—who have all struggled academically—spend five months at an Indian boarding school in an attempt to help them reach their potential. The 3×60-minute show was commissioned for Channel 4 by Kelly Webb-Lamb, head of factual entertainment, and factual entertainment commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby. Naked Entertainment’s Simon Andreae and Tom O’Brien are executive producing.

Lazenby stated: “Evidence suggests that where white working-class boys are taught alongside peers with different ethnic backgrounds they perform better. We’re supersizing this notion in the hope that a summer of education in India can turn some teenagers’ academic lives around and give them a better start in adult life.”

O’Brien added: “The Doon School has a rare kind of magic. The Himalayan backdrop, a fascinating school history, all tied together by a genuine passion and track-record for transforming its pupils’ lives. We can’t wait to start filming.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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