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8th April 2015

DISCOVERY NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL AND PROGRAMME MAKERS LIME PICTURES ON THE HUNT FOR WORLD’S LEADING INNOVATORS FOR NEW PROGRAMME COMMISSION

Scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and inventors – the Discovery Channel wants to hear from you.

Announcing a new series that charts the progress of breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine, Discovery Networks International and Lime Pictures are looking for pioneers with fresh ideas.

'The Brainy Bunch’ (working title) will follow the world's brightest and best for one year: scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and inventors, all attempting to revolutionise their chosen fields.

Space, technology, aviation, robotics and design will feature prominently, as viewers are allowed a peek behind closed doors of the world’s most innovative labs, workshops and test centres.

Discovery will provide a global stage for those with passion, drive and mighty intellects. As great ideas never stop, Discovery and Lime Pictures want innovators developing exciting new concepts to contact the production team.

"The scale and ambition of the ideas and inventions we have seen already are mind-blowing," says Executive Producer for Lime Pictures, Jack Kennedy.  "We're at a unique moment in history, with so many new technologies coming online.  These are the ideas that will genuinely change the world."
If you believe that you are the life-transformer that the series is looking for, please email the production team at: discoveryseries@limepictures.com.
 

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7 April 2015
Notes to Editors
About the Brainy Bunch (working title):
THE BRAINY BUNCH (wt) (2016)
This entertaining, character-led series, inspired by “The Big Bang Theory,” introduces viewers to the personalities and keen minds behind some remarkable breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine. Through ambition, invention and creation, the series will feature more than a dozen pioneers in the fields of space, technology, aviation, robotics and design, who will work against all odds to create what was once deemed impossible, and ultimately, transform the way we live. Featuring an international cast of scholars, engineers, scientists and technicians from renowned institutions, each episode provides a peek behind closed doors of the world’s most innovative labs, workshops and test centres. From failed prototypes to epic moments of success, we’ll witness the blood, sweat and tears behind invention and the issues that threaten to derail our geniuses as they battle with lack of funding and resources, along with the pressure of designing excellence. There is no limit to what these intellects are capable of! THE BRAINY BUNCH (wt) is produced by Lime Pictures and is commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre and executive produced by Tom Gorham. Jack Kennedy is the executive producer, Jonah Weston is series producer and Kyle Prince is executive for Lime Pictures.

About Lime Pictures:
Lime is the home of the UK's most talked about television – from cutting-edge formats to multi award winning, long-running drama.  Lime is at the forefront of today's popular culture – both as a content creator and the producer of TV shows that stand the test of time.  From the very first steps in development through to full scale production, Lime delivers the very best in TV programming along with the very latest in digital content, allied social media and ground breaking commercial partnerships.
With a stable of quality writers and exciting directing talent, Lime has gained a reputation as a first class production house.  The company works with big talent to deliver distinctive, ground-breaking projects.  Already responsible for defining the genre of Reality Drama, Lime is constantly working on new ideas that will push the boundaries of Children’s, Drama and Entertainment production.

For further programme information please contact:
Pamela Anderson, Anderson PR;​ email:  pamela@anderson-pr.co.uk / 07711 019 829

Lime Pictures Press Office:
Jemma Pike, Head of Press (Maternity Cover);​ email: JPike@limepictures.com / 020 3040 2761

Discovery:

Brian Eley, Vice President of International Communications, Consumer Program Publicity, Discovery Communications/Discovery Networks International; email:  brian_eley@discovery.com /(001) 212-548-5153.

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