ITN Productions commissioned to celebrate unsung heroes for Channel 4

ITN Productions is to produce Coronavirus Heroes: Keeping Britain Going (w/t), a documentary focusing on the army of people who are working hard to keep the country functioning in these extraordinary times, it was announced today (WEDS).

The hour-long programme for Channel 4 which transmits next month, celebrates the numerous people from teachers to delivery drivers, supermarket staff to food industry workers, cleaners to carers and refuse collectors to bus drivers – to name just a few - who are keeping the nation functioning.

Commissioned by Louisa Compton, new Head of News and Current Affairs,  Coronavirus Heroes: Keeping Britain Going (w/t), will follow a small group of frontline workers who will share their remarkable and inspiring stories. They will film themselves, their family and friends to provide a moving and realistic portrait of their days and the impact it has – some of them living in extraordinarily challenging circumstances themselves.

ITN Productions, Director of TV, Ian Rumsey, said: “Alongside the NHS, these are stories from our Coronavirus Heroes, the key workers who are essential to keep the country functioning during this unprecedented time.

“For the millions of us living in lockdown, they provide a life-line and vital service who despite the threat of the deadly virus, are helping people day-in and day-out. We simply wouldn’t be able to function without them.”

Coronavirus Heroes: Keeping Britain Going is fully-funded by TSB , a partnership brokered by 4Sales and TSB’s media agency The 7Stars and its Executive Producers are Ian Rumsey and Nathaniel Lippiett. It was commissioned by Louisa Compton at Channel 4.

 

For further information:

srosier@channel4.co.uk