Channel 4 (UK) New Documentary Series to Provide "Eye-Opening" Access to Life of Modern British Muslim Life
Photo Credit: People ride on Bumper cars during an Eid celebration in Burgess Park on July 28, 2014 in London, England
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Channel 4 (UK) New Documentary Series to Provide "Eye-Opening" Access to Life of Modern British Muslim Life

People ride on Bumper cars during an Eid celebration in Burgess Park on July 28, 2014 in London, England
Riding on Bumper cars during an Eid celebration in Burgess Park in London, England (Getty)

Thrust under the spotlight in recent years, Britain’s growing Muslim population has become a section of society scrutinized more than any other. As the number of Muslims in the UK reaches three million, fears of British Muslims living increasingly separate lives frequently dominate the news agenda. In a brand new series from Channel 4 (UK) titled “Extremely British Muslims,” audiences will be provided an eye-opening view of modern British Muslim life through privileged access to Birmingham Central Mosque and the lives of the community it serves.





Filmed for over a year, the series, which is certainly timely, provides new insights into an often closed community centered around one of the largest mosques in the UK and Western Europe. Told through the stories of some of the mosque’s 6,000 congregants, the series unfolds in their day-to-day lives exploring three themes – finding a partner, the identity-crisis facing young Muslim men and the challenges faced by British Muslims trying to reconcile the rules of their faith with life in Britain.

The 3-part series is directed by Paddy Wivell, produced by Fozia Khan, executive produced by Zac Beattie for The Garden Productions, and commissioned for Channel 4 by Amy Flanagan.

It premieres on the network on February 23.

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