Channel 5 Commissions West End Two-Parter


Channel 5 has commissioned a two-part title on London’s West End from Hungry Jay Media.

Jay Blades’ West End Through Time will follow the presenter as he uncovers the West End’s role in London’s history. The commission follows the success of Jay Blades’ East End Through Time and Jay Blades: The Midlands Through Time.

Jay Blades said: “From the East End of London to the West Midlands and now the West End of London, I love these series uncovering eye-opening, surprising and extraordinary facts about where we live. London is fascinating, and there is so much history to delve into across the West End, with spectacular stories that many people won’t have heard before. Like me, I think viewers will be a bit blown away by some of the revelations that are in store.”

Lucy Willis, commissioning editor at Channel 5, said: “Jay Blades’ East End Through Time really brought the East End to life for us last year, so I’m really excited that he’s heading ‘up west’ now to tell the story and the history of the West End from his unique perspective.”

Dan Baldwin, executive producer for Hungry Jay Media, added: “Jay’s natural curiosity and interest makes him the perfect person to go back through time and discover what makes the West End of London so special. Asking questions most people want to know, he is fascinated by the stories he hears and brings history to life.”