"David Cameron's London neighbourhood of Notting Hill is to be the setting for a long-running observational television series that Channel 4 hopes will fill the void left by the departure from its schedules of Big Brother.
"The project, one of the most ambitious in the history of Channel 4, is intended to have the real-time drama of big reality shows such as Big Brother and ITV's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! but will be shot in an open environment, with the key characters being filmed as they go about their normal lives.
"Provisionally titled Notting Hill, the show will start in the autumn and be screened for an hour each week, detailing the experiences of the characters during the previous seven days. Unlike Big Brother, the people taking part will be able to gain access to what is being written about them online and in the newspapers."