From baby bumps to disco divas, and wedding planners to wrestling rogues – Firecracker Scotland announces a slate of new commissions for the brand new BBC Scotland channel which launches on February 24th 2019.
Disco fever is sweeping through the gym halls and community centres of Scotland from Elgin to Edinburgh, and Mini Disco Divas (6x60’) gives a unique insight into the lives of Scottish schoolgirls and boys swept up in this highly competitive freestyle dance craze.
Rogue to Wrestler (3x60’) goes behind the doors of the Insane Championship Wrestling headquarters in Glasgow, one of Europe’s biggest wrestling promotion companies. Following 8 self-styled “rogues, misfits and outcasts” who are put through their paces by ICW founder Mark Dallas and his team – can any of them shape up their act, become professional wrestlers, and potentially walk away with the ‘Rogue To Wrestler’ title belt?
Going behind the hashtags, #BumpBirthBaby (3x60’) follows the selfie-savvy mums and mums-to-be as they film their own stories for social media, from early pregnancy all the way through to bump, birth and beyond.
Getting Hitched, Asian Style (3x60’) follows Saffron Events, one of Scotland’s most prestigious wedding planners catering to the nation’s vibrant Asian community, as they create spectacular weddings over a summer season.
Elspeth O’Hare, Creative Director of Firecracker Scotland, says “We are delighted to be making this range of brilliant series, all of which have that unique Firecracker mix of humour and warmth. It kicks off a really exciting year for Firecracker Scotland, as well as having projects in development for a range of national broadcasters, it’s fantastic to be part of BBC Scotland from day one”
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