Channel 4 commissions Bride and Prejudice

Channel 4 today announces a new series which will explore what happens when love comes up against a prejudice so strong that it threatens to tear relationships apart.

Bride and Prejudice, a new five part series from 7 Wonder based on an A&E format, tells the stories of six soon to be wed couples as they confront a deeply held opposition to their marriage from within their own families whilst trying to organise their dream weddings. For each couple there is at least one family member who is dead set against their wedding ever taking place. From race to religion, LGBT to class and age gap, our couples face countless questions.

The series will follow the couples in the exciting time leading up to their wedding day. But whilst most couples worry about the playlist and the seating plan these couples are also seeking to win their families’ support for their relationship and address the disapproval of their loved ones who are against the match.

With prejudices being challenged and heated debate it is only on the wedding day itself that we find out whether their loved ones have been won over and put aside their disapproval. With the couple waiting to make their vows, will the objecting family turn up or stay away? And will it still turn out to be the happiest day of the couples’ lives?

Bride and Prejudice (5 x 60) was commissioned by Channel 4’s Acting Head of Factual Entertainment Lucy Leveugle. It will be made by 7 Wonder. The Executive Producer is Duncan Coates and the Series Producer is Martin Conway. The series will air later this year on Channel 4. 7Wonder is a Banijay Group company.

Lucy Leveugle, Acting Head of Factual Entertainment at Channel 4 said, “Bride and Prejudice looks at issues ripe and relevant in Britain today through the prism of Romeo and Juliet stories of star-crossed lovers and their families. The series is as much about the underlying bonds within these families as the conflict that these issues raise.”

Duncan Coates, Executive Producer for 7Wonder says “There’s nothing like a wedding to flush out a family drama, especially when it crosses traditional divides. Bride and Prejudice is a timely re-working of an age old love story. Warm, witty and searingly honest, it’s a brilliant insight into the struggles for acceptance played out across Britain today.”

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