The Last Leg to return as C4 detail new disability programming
Following on from Channel 4’s successful Paralympic coverage last year, the broadcaster has set out its vision for disability programming on 4.
The Last Leg will return for a second full series with Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. The show spawned from the 4 Paralympic coverage in 2012, taking a comedic look at disability and asking ‘is it ok’ on a number of topics.
Former Royal Marine turned presenter Arthur Williams will front The Wooden Wonder, a new documentary which sees pilot and plane-enthusiast Williams will discover the truth about the unsung hero of World War Two – the Mosquito – and will fly the only airworthy example of the plane in the world.
Ade Adepitan will join Channel 4’s foreign affairs strand Unreported World will travel to Cuba to investigate why some of its top sports stars are still defecting to the US. The new series of Unreported World returns in April.
The prank show written by and starring disabled people, I’m Spazticus, has been given a second series. The Undateables which follows ‘extraordinary singletons’ who go in search of love, will return for a third series next year.
“To steal a phrase from The Last Leg, we have been asking if it’s ok to treat disability differently – to escape from the idea that disability issues are niche.” – Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer