C4 orders family trip for Monty Hall
20th February 2018
Adventurer and conservationist Monty Halls is to take his family to live on a remote Pacific island for his latest TV journey.
Halls will travel to the Galapagos Islands with his wife Tam and their two daughters, five year-old Isla and three year-old Molly, for 3 x 60-minute Channel 4 series, My Family and the Galapagos.
The series will be produced by Halls’ Seadog TV & Film Productions with Motion Content Group.
Marking 40 years since the Galapagos Islands were designated a Unesco World Heritage site, the Halls family will meet the local wildlife and investigate the environmental challenges created by an expanding population, increasing levels of plastic waste washed up on the shore and illegal fishing practices.
Halls cited Gerald Durrells’ novel My Family and Other Animals – the inspiration for ITV drama The Durrells – as the spark that lit his passion for adventure and prompted his own family trip.
“To become the man who takes his own family to live in the most remarkable archipelago in the world, is beyond measure,” he said.
“The adventurer in me must also temper such excitement with the realities of living on a group of volcanic islands, 600 miles out into the Pacific Ocean – this will of course present many challenges to us as a family.”
The series is Halls’ second C4 commission after September’s WWII’s Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails.
He has previously presented shows for Discovery, Channel 5 and several BBC projects, notably Monty Halls’ Great Escape.
Halls will exec produce alongside Motion Content Group’s Melanie Darlaston.
The show was commissioned by C4 features commissioning editor Lizi Wootton.