Extr@ - Channel 4 Learning

Uk Channel 4's teenage language series - produced in 4 languages (French,Spanish,German and English) was, and is, a big educational success story. Writer Louise Clover developed a series very loosely based on 'Friends',the comic antics of young students sharing an apartment with a linguistically challenged young American.Executive produced by Andrew Bethell at Double Exposure.

Directed by Peter Eyre and Louise, this set was designed to have universal, cross cultural appeal.Recorded at Castle studios, Old Kent Road, London - all detailed props had to be sourced from each respective country for total authenticity.

The 'English' series was co-financed by RA1 of Italy and the set was transported, installed and recorded in their studios in Turin.

The living room (design DB)

A simple shower room

The overall wide shot