In this heart-warming and inspirational new series, television presenters - and great friends - Emma Willis and AJ Odudu take a road trip round Britain, meeting people piecing their lives back together post-lockdown. They’ll lend a helping hand to families who need to get their businesses back on track, mucking in with everything from sheep shearing to party planning, scrubbing loos to drumming up sales.
With small, family-run businesses disproportionally affected by successive lockdowns, Emma and AJ will meet those who’ve borne the brunt of 18 months of economic uncertainty. As they cross the country, they’ll go on an intensely personal journey sharing heart-felt experiences, tears, laughter, and even a long-awaited wedding with the families they meet.
Emma and AJ throw a relaunch party for a seaside pier in Wales that needs to get the community back to its arcades and ice cream parlours, they help a Cumbrian shepherdess make her first lamb sales of the year, in Yorkshire there’s a coastal adventure centre to run for a couple who need to take a day off – to get married - and in Aberdeen they help a fledgling family business create the shop of their dreams.
Emma and AJ Get To Work shows two of Britain’s best-loved presenters getting their hands dirty to help those striving for a better future, and reconnecting with the important things in life along the way.
Firecracker is responsible for some of the highest rating and most talked about factual television programmes of the last decade.
From the BAFTA-nominated international smash hit Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, to the visually arresting Daredevils series, Firecracker has produced some of the most ground-breaking, popular factual programmes on television today.
Whatever the platform, Firecracker prides itself on telling authentic human stories and offering new and often never-before-seen perspectives, coupled with its trademark bold and stylish approach to film making, to create talked about content that is loved by audiences around the globe.
Firecracker’s unique story-telling has seen the company work with a wide range of broadcasters both in the UK and the US, including the BBC, Channel 4, W, ABC, Discovery, TLC and National Geographic.
Other credits include Born in the Wrong Body, Daredevils, Repo Man, Sex Testers, Baby Ballroom and Dr Christian Will See You Now and single documentaries such as Susan Boyle: Unlikely Superstar, Secrets of the Living Dolls, The Man With The Ten Stone Testicles, The Brit Who Tried To Kill Trump and Jamie: Drag Queen At Sixteen – the documentary which inspired the hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.