The school run is never this bad — or is it? If you do a run, it may be cool enough for television

RidleyRd Market becomes a Sunday marke as Hackney ccl sits on its hands 010516 © DavidAltheer [at]

DO YOU drive a school run? Reality TV is looking for you. A London production company seeks what it terms “fun, outgoing families” to take part in a pilot show.

Princess Productions is hoping to sell the idea — a look at what is discussed in the car — to a TV broadcaster and already, says Princess, a mainstream channel is interested.

It would involve filming in your car, with a discreet camera, a parent and teenager(s) chatting on a real-life journey.

The offspring must be aged between 8 and 22 and living at home. Not every family member has to take part.

As usual, no payment is offered, and you are probably media-wise enough to realise that reality shows succeed or fail by finding exciting or even eccentric people.

So be warned, the customary shouting match with a self-obsessed teenager may not be enough to distinguish your family from other applicants.

Still, if you crave your 15 minutes of fame, email or phone casting on 020 7985 1722.

Hamish Scott 190716

* Backstory: Hackneyites who lose it on TV; How Hackney homeowners can shine

* All pictures on this page © DavidAltheer [at], and all for sale for reproduction. Most photographs are available in bigger formats

* Emboldened underscored words in most cases indicate a hyperlink, a reader service rare among websites. If a link does not work, it is probably because the site to which the URL refers has not been maintained. A link in no way expresses support for any site.

This site welcomes fair comments, including the critical. They may be edited for grammatical, legal or taste reasons, or for shortening. In the unlikely event that anything defamatory is posted, the sender’s details may have to be divulged. (Under UK law, this applies to any comment/discussion forum, eg, Twitter.) RSS feed link is at top right. Twitter: @lovingdalston Publicists, amateur and professional, should read Also relevant may be the note at the end of Photographs © David Altheer unless otherwise stated and apart from supplied pictures