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Firecracker Films and Channel 5 are on the search for Britain's Biggest Snorer

28 August 2019 | Firecracker Films
Firecracker Films and Channel 5 are on the search for Britain's Biggest Snorer

They say there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep – but living with a chronic snorer can mean you end up having nothing like a good night’s sleep.

Firecracker Films today (28.08.19) announces a brand new one-off documentary for Channel 5 with Britain’s Biggest Snorer (working title), a major new 90 minute doc which takes a humorous look at the phenomenon of snoring across the UK. Already over 6,500 beleaguered Brits have contacted Firecracker to nominate a partner or loved one for the title.

The show will unearth some of Britain’s loudest and biggest snorers with self-shot footage from desperate partners from around the country, and will also explore the causes of and remedies for snoring with expert advice and facts for viewers to think about – while they’re trying to get to sleep.

A team of experts will set out to help those sufferers with some of the most pioneering and peculiar treatments around. The final 6 snorers and their partners will attend a revolutionary “snoring camp”, where they will be filmed, monitored, tired and tested, as we explore Britain’s largest (and loudest) taboo ailment. The programme will culminate in the crowning of the nation’s least coveted prize: Britain’s Biggest Snorer.

 Jes Wilkins, Chief Creative Officer, Firecracker Films, says “We want the nation to get behind this quest to find Britain’s loudest snorers. This 90 minute special promises to be both hilarious and genuinely revealing about the impact that snoring can have on health and on relationships. It is of course in no way inspired by the personal lives of either of the exec producers!!!”

As snoring is such an international plight, Britain’s Biggest Snorer will be distributed by Passion Distribution, also part of the Tinopolis group, and will be part of their slate of titles for MIPCOM 2019.

 Britain’s Biggest Snorer (working title, 1x90’) is a Firecracker Films production for Channel 5. The Exec Producers for Firecracker are Jes Wilkins, Chief Creative Officer, and Fed Ruiz, Head Of Factual Entertainment. Series Producer is Helen Barker, and Seb Caldwell is the Commissioner for Channel 5.


About Firecracker Films

 From the Broadcast Digital Awards winning smash hit Emma Willis: Delivering Babies (W Channel’s highest rated series of 2018), to the critically acclaimed shows Mums Make Porn (Channel 4) and The Sex Clinic (E4) Firecracker Films has established itself as producer of some of the most groundbreaking, popular factual programmes on television today.

Other credits include the BAFTA-nominated international smash Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and recent ratings success The Town The Gypsies Took Over (Channel 5), the critically acclaimed Class Of Mum And Dad for Channel 4, and Jamie: Drag Queen At Sixteen – the BBC Three documentary which inspired the hit West End musical and up-coming big screen adaptation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Other highlights from Firecracker include Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over (W), The Customer Is Always Right (BBC Daytime), Emily Atack: Adulting (W) and How The Other Kids Live (Channel 4)