After launching at MIPCOM last year, the international roll-out of ‘Laurence of Suburbia’, the series, produced by Formatzone Isle of Man, for Sky Vision, is beginning.

Isle of Media, Formatzone and Laurence of Suburbia TV Series

The series was filmed on the Isle of Man last summer, and involved over 25 local people including producers, researchers, camera and sound and because it’s a home makeover format designers, builders, electricians and decorators too. The production ‘Laurence of Suburbia’ stars Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, best known for his BBC series Changing Rooms and DIY SOS. It takes a fresh approach to the TV makeover format, featuring houses where the history of the house and the location inspire the design. Laurence described Laurence of Suburbia as the ’ultimate make-over show’ which is the biggest he has done in the UK.

’It’s about making spaces that tell stories’, Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen said at the launch of the series.

The series premiered prime time in New Zealand this week on Choice TV  – and in South Africa on the Home Channel, with many more countries to follow.

Mark Rowland, CEO of Formatzone

“The series not only tells an original design story in each episode, but is a great advert for the beauties of the whole of the Isle of Man, celebrating the island in high summer in the episodes filmed on the island.

This should cheer up viewers in the middle of their Southern Hemisphere winter!”

Watch the trailer here:


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