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Sky Atlantic meets Our Family

UK pay TV channel Sky Atlantic has unveiled a four-part observational documentary focusing on the family unit, with award-winning directors attached.

This is Our Family was filmed over three years

This is Our Family has been shot over three years with directors Clare Richards (Acid Attack: My Story), Will Yapp (The Real Full Monty), Marcus Plowright (The Murder of Jill Dando) and Ellena Wood (2018 Bafta Breakthrough/Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia) filming with four families.

The 4×60’ project aims to tell the story of everyday lives that are each, in different ways, extraordinary. The Sky original series will air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV in January.

Richards’ film tells the story of the Borg family in Newport. Tony, father of eight and one of the UK’s top boxing coaches, is set to marry for the first time at 50.

Yapp has been following the Hoyles family in Hull. Mary-Jane met David as a pub singer 20 years ago but their whirlwind romance was set to face huge challenges when their first baby, Annie May, was born with an undiagnosed life-threatening condition.

At the centre of Plowright’s film is Vinnie Nailor from Milton Keynes. Thirty-one at the start of filming, father-of-six Vinnie has spent the majority of his adult life in prison convicted of crimes including drug dealing.

Wood’s film, co-directed with Holly Moy (Hospital), follows three generations of strong, self-reliant women living under one roof in Margate.

The executive producers are Ben Gale and Helen Littleboy for Little Gem, with Natasha Bondy as creative director. Marvyn Benoit is executive producer for Sky.


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