8th April 2015


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:


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: / 07711 019 829

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


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

27th March 2015

Joey Essex Is Off To Parliament For New ITV2 Special Educating Joey Essex: General Election, what are you saying?!

Joey promoting 'Educating Joey Essex - Election Special' TV programme, London, Britain - 24 Mar 2015Lime Pictures are pleased to announce that following the huge success of last year’s Educating Joey Essex series of specials, ITV2 have commissioned Lime to produce another 60 minute special, this time around the general election.  Educating Joey Essex: General Election, what are you saying?!  will challenge Joey to get in touch with the hottest topics in politics, in an effort to understand the issues that affect people of his generation, and ultimately make his decision on whether or not he should vote and if so, who to vote for.

Cameras will be on hand to capture every step of Joey’s induction into politics, as he tours the Houses of Parliament and interviews some of the most influential figures in Westminster.

Currently clueless about who runs the country, Joey will also go in search of each of the political leaders for answers on why he should vote for them.

Along the way, Joey will be mentored by political columnist and broadcaster Isabel Hardman, who will be on hand to help him get to grips with Government affairs and make his mind up on who to vote for.

He’s openly admitted he would love to be the ‘Prime Minister of Essex’ and once shamelessly asked Ed Miliband for a selfie, in spite of having no idea which political party he represents, but now Joey is determined to find out if the vote really counts   as Joey Essex’s pre Election education begins.

Joey Essex comments; "I've never voted before, but I'm really excited about getting to meet some of the most important people in the country to help me make my decision.  I reckon I'll take some pretty reem selfies too."

Executive Producer for Lime Pictures Phil Harris comments; “Joey Essex could be the next Jeremy Paxman but with reemer hair and more twitter followers.  I can’t wait to see what happens when we unleash him upon Westminster.”

25th March 2015

Hollyoaks Win Sexual Health Award for Campaigning Story-line

Hollyoaks has won a UK Sexual Health Media Award for Best Media Campaign / Story-line of the Year for the emotive Maxine and Patrick “This is Abuse” storyline surrounding domestic violence.

Hosted by Dr Phil Hammond, the UK Sexual Health Awards recognise the work of professionals, educators, volunteers, young people, services, projects, programmes, campaigners, journalists, advertisers and scriptwriters – all who make a difference with their work in sexual health.

The judges said of the story-line; “Soaps have always been at the forefront of issue-led drama, getting the nation talking, challenging beliefs, and changing hearts, minds and – at times – even laws. Our award goes to a storyline that not only explored an issue sensitively, dramatically and often uncomfortably over a whole year, but built that into a strong campaign with a clear message, working closely with the Home Office to provide exclusive content for their This Is Abuse website and television adverts, and through that helped educate a generation of young people in what domestic abuse really looks like. For a truly exceptional example of how to harness the power of storytelling, the award goes to Hollyoaks for Maxine and Patrick’s Domestic Abuse storyline.”

The prize was collected by cast and crew from the hit C4 show as they celebrated the show’s #YearoftheSafeSex campaign which aims to tackle the issues around safe sex both on and off screen.

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