30 August 2018
NEW SMOULDERING-HOT MINI-SERIES 'GEEK ISLAND' SET TO OUTSMART THE COMPETITION
- Eight highly intelligent, super sexy contestants, one sun-soaked mansion and over 1,000 documentaries to watch
- Starring Bobby Seagull (University Challenge), Miss England Stephanie Hill and Georgie Clarke (Survival of the Fittest)
- 'GEEK ISLAND' exclusive to uktvplay.co.uk to celebrate a new season of documentaries and factual shows throughout September
- WATCH the new mini-series: UKTV Play
WATCH the promo for GEEK ISLAND: Geek Island Promo
WATCH Episode 1 of GEEK ISLAND: Episode 1
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Today, on demand TV service UKTV Play, has announced an exciting new mini-series, Geek Island - an affectionate parody of reality TV where SMART is the new SEXY and love equals MC squared.
The sizzling new mini-series follows the amorous and academic adventures of eight hot, young eggheads over four action-packed one-minute episodes where passion, romance and drama combine at a secret party paradise.
The premise of Geek Island is simple, the contestants however, are not...
Among the geniuses set to heat things up like a fully-fuelled Bunsen Burner are Miss England Stephanie Hill (a first-class Radiotherapy & Oncology graduate), Georgie Clarke from ITV's Survival of the Fittest (BA in Fashion and an MA in Fashion Business and Management with Cultural Studies) and University Challenge prodigy Bobby Seagull (currently completing a Mathematics PHD at Cambridge). Contestants have been chosen for their intelligence ensuring that an air of smouldering smartness permeates the mansion while UKTV Play's cameras capture all the 'Mensa-magic' that ensues.
Highlights include steamy debates on quantum mechanics, macro evolution and modern geopolitics, in what has been billed as the sexiest and smartest reality mini-series of 2018.
Geek Island promotes UKTV Play's collection of documentary and factual programming throughout September, which includes over 1,000 shows available for free, such as Impossible Railways, Wildest Africa, Abandoned Engineering and Forbidden History. The Geek Island cast engage in sexually-charged and heated academic debates within the luxurious mansion. Viewers can learn about Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, the nuances of evolutionary theories and the reactivity of chemical compounds from their lively discussions and flirty debates.
Scott Russell, Creative Director, UKTV commented:
We know intelligent programming sets many pulses racing for our viewers and Geek Island provides a fun way for people to dive into our incredible season of factual content. We're proud to be making smart programming sexy for a new generation of viewers.
Bobby Seagull, currently studying for his PHD at Cambridge, said:
When the Seagull lands the girls come flocking. I'm packing a whopper upstairs in my 19-inch cranium and I'm ready to divide the mansion, subtract the guys and multiply with the girls.
Georgie Clarke, former contestant on Survival of the Fittest, said:
I'm a big believer in the saying 'brains over brawn' and I'm looking for intellectual stimulation and real chemistry in the Geek Island mansion.
Geek Island will launch with four one-minute episodes from Thursday 30th August. The full mini-series can be binge-watched in four minutes at UKTV Play
UKTV Play's collection of documentaries and factual shows runs throughout September and includes Impossible Railways, Wildest Africa, Abandoned Engineering and Forbidden History and can be watched, for free, online at www.uktvplay.co.uk.
Notes to Editors
About UKTV Play
UKTV Play is an on-demand TV service providing instant access to shows from UKTV channels Dave, Drama, Really and Yesterday.
UKTV Play is available on TV via Amazon Fire TV, Roku, BT TV, Eire, Freeview Play, Now TV, Sky, Sky Go, Talk Talk, Virgin Media and YouView. Virgin Media, TalkTalk or BT TV subscribers can also access shows from other UKTV channels including Gold, W and Alibi. UKTV programmes can also be streamed free via the easy-to-use UKTV Play app on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching nearly 40m viewers every month.
The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market.
The network delivers inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Virgin, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.
Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Studios and Discovery, Inc. - is proud to be the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list.