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Greenlit: Hillbilly Holiday, Channel 4

Hillbillly Holiday (3 x 60′) – Comedians Sean Lock and Jon Richardson (team captains of 8 out of 10 Cats) are kissing their urban creature comforts goodbye and setting off to explore the wilds of the US of A. They’re going to see how real men live.

From the Cajuns of the Atchafalaya Swamps in Louisiana to the bluegrass hillbillies of North Caroline to the survivalists of Colorado, there are still places corporate America fears to go. Richardson and Lock will be cast off into these forgotten backwaters and new frontiers – where Darwin’s survival of the fittest meets the American Dream.

Lock and Richardson will need to unearth their inner alpha-males and they’ll need to pick-up survival skills not featured on Scout badges. They’ll go ‘gator catching with the Cajuns of the Louisiana swamps, and pan for gold in Alaska. They’ll learn the art of hillbilly hand-fishing and brew up moonshine in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Staying a week in each location, they will need to win over the locals who often ain’t too keen on outsiders. They’ll need to pepper the gumbos of red-necked survivalists, dill the pickles of Baptist snake-handlers and be educated in the ways of a nudist hog-trapper and a 3rd generation bootlegger.

Channel: Channel 4

TX: TBC

Source: Channel 4 press release

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