The Audience New Show For Channel 10
As reported in the Sunday Herald Sun and TV Tonight Channel 10 have bought the format of upcoming Channel 4 show The Audience which plans to take the whole Orwellian Nigel Kneale’s Year of the Sex Olympics idea to a new level.
In each programme, The Audience will spend a week with a person at a crossroads, whose issue could range from: should I leave my job?, should I start again and move abroad?; to should I kick out my troublesome teen? or should we get married or separate? Unsure what to do, they turn to The Audience for help.
The Audience brings together a group of 50 ordinary men and women, of different ages, backgrounds and experience, who will follow the person or couple wherever they go – seeing them at work, at play and at home, and trying to solve their dilemma. Sometimes The Audience will simply observe, at other times they will ask questions, and together they will delve into people’s personal circumstances and uncover problems to inform a picture of their lives and how to improve it. At the end of the week, they will give their verdict on the path to take.
We can only wonder at the reasoning behind this show, one can only imagine the fall-out if the “audience” suggestions turn bad for the person taking part…
The Show will air on Channel 10 later this year.