More4: TX from 9pm, 27th March 2022
Sandi Toksvig presents a brand-new competition series that puts the miniature making skills of 10 amateur crafters from across Britain to the test. Over eight episodes, the crafters must transform a derelict mini mansion into the ultimate fantasy house. Dreaming big but building small, our mini makers work in teams to tackle the house room by room, with each room having to be fully furnished in a different and stunning interior design theme from history, from Regency to Art Deco. Whether it be tiny tables, toilets, curtains or food, all of the contents made for the house must be shrunk down to a twelfth of their usual size.
World-record holding micro-sculptor Dr Willard Wigan MBE and interior design guru Laura Jackson are tasked with judging the results, whittling the miniaturists down room by room, week by week. Only when the mini mansion is complete can one person be crowned champion of the Great Big Tiny Design Challenge.
Miniature enthusiast Sandi Toksvig oversees all the action, seeing the work up close and personal as she shrinks down to take a tiny tour of the finished rooms. Sandi also visits some of Britain’s fanciest homes as she takes in over 500 years of incredible interior design in all its life-sized glory.
You can read about how we made #TinyDesignChallenge here: https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/channel-4/the-great-big-tiny-design-challenge-more-4/5168841.article
Catch up on episodes here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-great-big-tiny-design-challenge
What To Watch
“Watch the world shrink…the level of skill is enormous”
The Sunday Times
“A different angle on the crafting competition”