Four young brass banders from York are set to star in the next episode of E4’s reality TV series Geeks, which airs tonight (Monday, December 9) at 8pm.
Each episode of the programme sees a group of self-confessed geeks jetting off to a hedonistic holiday destination in the sun to experience the unfamiliar pleasures of their mainstream peers.
It’s all the beach party voyeurism of BBC Three’s Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents with that most “Channel 4” of twists: the thinly-veiled parading of outsiders.
The foursome of York lads end up sharing a luxury Malia villa with a group of cosplay-obsessed girls from Basildon (cosplay is short for “costume play”).
The show promises to follow the “reluctant ravers” as they sample the late night haunts, pool parties and bikini contests of Malia under the guidance of “party partner” MC Reckless.
Geeks is far from being the only current TV show with a York connection. Forthcoming Channel 4 drama Utopia – which is to be aired in August 2014 – will feature scenes filmed at the iconic Terry’s chocolate factory site, whilst the BBC adaptation of PD James’ Death Comes to Pemberley – airing on December 26th – features key scenes filmed in York locations including the Eye of York.
And York-born actor Sam Cook starred as shell-shock victim Danny Whizzbang in recent BBC Two gangster drama Peaky Blinders.