1 December, 2015

WTFN brings Long Lost Family to Australian TV

WTFN is proud to announce the first Australian series of Long Lost Family on Network Ten will consist of eight 60 minute episodes.

WTFN director of content Steve Oemcke says the show will be a poignant addition to the company’s factual programming. “Originally a Dutch format but with five stellar seasons on ITV in the UK, it will be television at its most powerful,” Steve says. “This will be an uplifting and emotional experience for viewers.

“All of us can empathise with what it would be like to never have met a father, a sister. This show will tap into the pinnacle of emotion, to take viewers on a journey that sees people reunited with someone who has been missing from their life.

“In the UK, the show has won a BAFTA award and acclaimed by critics and viewers; essentially it connects with us in a very fundamental way – family is so important to everyone and we can all identify with the loss and longing for a family member we are disconnected from.”

Long Lost Family is now in production and will be hosted by Chrissie Swan and Anh Do, while Tim Clucas is the executive producer for WTFN. It is scheduled to air in the second quarter of 2016.