The Sex Testers is on the move. The All 4 short-form series has been picked up a full 6×60 series on Channel 4’s youth-skewing E4.
As part of the full series commission, the format is being widened and in addition to STI tests, The Sex Testers will combine all the practices of an NHS GUM clinic with those of a broader sexual advice service.
The team of experts – Dr Verity Sullivan (Specialist Registrar in Genitourinary Medicine), Sarah Mulindwa (Senior Sexual Health Nurse Specialist) and Kevin Turner, (Sexual Health Adviser) – will all be returning for the full series. Firecracker Films, part of the Tinopolis Group, is producing, with Jes Wilkins and Sam Emmery serving as executive producers.
“Following its success on All 4, we’re delighted to announce Sex Testers for E4 as a bolder and broader series that shines a light on the nation’s sexual health”, said Channel 4’s Head of Formats Dom Bird, who commissioned the full series alongside Formats Commissioning Editor Lee McMurray. “Nothing will be off limits, at a clinic that will deliver crucial info, help and advice for visitors and viewers, with E4’s trademark wit, warmth and exuberance.”
“Sex Testers is exactly the kind of cocktail of mischievous factual entertainment with social purpose that we at Firecracker love to make”, added executive producer Jes Wilkins. “Our team have done a brilliant job to evolve this from online shorts to a very exciting long form proposition with the potential to be a returnable brand for E4.”