Award-winning independent TV production company, Mentorn Media have been commissioned by Channel 5 to produce a fast-turnaround, one off, 60-minute documentary on Britain’s current travel crisis.
Thousands of people had flights cancelled and holidays ruined last month. But it’s not just the airline industry in crisis… the whole country has plunged into chaos. With national rail strikes, ferry cancellations, relentless roadworks and food and petrol prices skyrocketing, this summer is set to be complete and utter mayhem. How doomed are we? And what can we do to protect ourselves? Travel experts, including Simon Calder and Lisa Minot, are on hand with their travel tips and we hear from consumer rights lawyer Dean Dunham to find out what our rights are if the worst happens.
Nicolai Gentchev, Executive Producer at Mentorn Media, commented: “After the year we’ve had, millions of us are counting on a holiday. With the news full of strikes, cancellations and delays, millions of people are wondering if their summer plans will be ruined. This film features some shocking stories of holidays gone wrong but also, essential advice from travel experts on how to protect yourself… and what to do if the worst happens.”
Federico Ruiz, Commissioning Editor, Channel 5 & Paramount+, added: “With the nation in the grip of a full-blown travel crisis, this is a timely, fast turnaround commission that aims to offer some much-needed help to viewers who are rightfully worried about their precious summer holidays.”
Britain’s Travel Chaos: How to Save Your Summer is commissioned by Federico Ruiz, Commissioning Editor for Factual & Unscripted, Channel 5 & Paramount+, and executive produced by Nicolai Gentchev at Mentorn Media with Ben Laidlow as Producer and Director.