Channel 4 launches season two of digital first doc strands Untold

by | May 22, 2023 | News

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled a new series of its digital first investigation strand Untold, which features on C4’s in-house digital channels and YouTube.

Aimed at 16-34s, the second series features investigations into topics such as breast reduction surgery and debt from luxury spending. Also in the series is The Secret World of Boy Racers, where filmmaker Ben Zand takes a deep dive into the underground car scene in the UK, meeting boy racers who live out the Fast and Furious films in real life – seemingly oblivious to the danger to their lives and others.

Zand meets people running social media accounts with tens of thousands of followers viewing extreme, dangerous, and even illegal driving and heads to car meets across the UK. He sees first-hand how some of this new generation of car enthusiasts revel in a game of cat and mouse with police. New figures reveal the police tactic of seizing vehicles is on the rise but seems to be having little effect on the scene.

Commissioning editor of Untold, Debbie Ramsay said: “I’m buzzing for viewers to see this second series of Untold, where 16-34-year-olds share the stories that are affecting their lives. Series one proved that younger people do care about long-form journalism and aren’t just about the fast-sell in 60 seconds. It’s a privilege to tell these stories authentically and to work with new talent, filmmakers, and production companies.”

The first Untold series included titles such as The Jesse Lingard Story, Inside the Shein Machine, Life After Love Island, The Secret World of Incels, Trapped in a Gang and Help! My Home is Disgusting. The most popular titles have generated around 1-2 million streams across Channel 4’s own platforms and YouTube.

Read The Drop’s coverage of Channel 4’s Sacha Khari outlining the 4.0 strategy.

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