Self-made millionaire Dave Fishwick believes you can still make money in this country, and to prove it he has agreed to be dropped – blindfolded – anywhere in the UK with just one £1 coin in his pocket, to try and make a fortune from scratch.
In brand new series Fishwick out of Water (w/t), cameras will follow Dave on his unpredictable mission to get from the bottom to the top. Starting with the pound in his pocket, how much money can Dave make with just his business savvy and boundless energy to fall back on? What new business opportunities will be discover? And what will he learn about making it in Britain today, now he’s seeing it from the bottom up?
Filmed over several months, the programmes will follow Dave’s attempts to climb the ladder of opportunity, and be packed with clever money-making tricks. His attempt to rebuild his fortune will take him to some of the remotest places in the UK, and some of the richest and most privileged – as Dave sets out to prove that you can make money anywhere, and from anything, so long as you believe in yourself.
Fishwick Out of Water (w/t) was commissioned by Channel 4 Head of Features, Gill Wilson, and Commissioning Editor, Nick Hornby. The 6×60 series will be made by Finestripe Productions, with Ian Lilley and Katie Lander as executive producers, and is set to air in 2014.
Nick Hornby said: “Dave is one of the most exciting and unusual talents to have surfaced in TV for years. After the success of Bank of Dave this felt like the right next step for him, playing to his extraordinary ability to get things done, but also throwing him into new and unfamiliar territories. We are incredibly excited about the show. I can’t wait to see what he ends up doing.”