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From Channel 4:
Channel 4 and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) have joined forces in the channel’s largest ever TV giveaway. As part of a major new series, £10 million is available to back radical ideas tackling some of Britain’s big issues.
From the producers of The Secret Millionaire, this five-part documentary series will follow five Channel 4 faces as they work with charities on the frontline developing new projects – meanwhile secretly trying to help secure £2 million of Lottery money that could turn the big idea into reality. From a radical approach to turning ex-prisoners’ lives around, to getting unemployed young people trained up and fit for work – the projects could bring new thinking to big problems and change lives.
Ordered by Documentaries Commissioning Editor Emma Cooper, The Secret Millions builds on the legacy of The Secret Millionaire, and takes the format to a new level – working with an enthusiastic and experienced team of Channel 4 experts. Gok Wan, Katie Piper, Jimmy Doherty, Dave Fishwick and George Clarke help a range of charities develop innovative and ground-breaking projects that could have profound, positive effects for those in need.
See the full story at: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-announces-its-biggest-ever-tv-giveaway