News: Calling all Engineers

Posted on 30th January 2017


I am working for Maverick TV ( and we are currently casting for a new engineering show for Channel 4 and I wondered whether it might be possible to spread the word among your clients.

We are looking for exceptional individuals who have a passion for engineering and are willing to take on the ultimate challenge.  We will drop our contestants in to  remote locations around the world and ask them to create an escape vehicle out of the debris of a fictional crash site.  The series is not just about survival – it is about escaping.

Each engineer would have an intro where we would mention what they do for a living, so it would potentially be a very positive bit of press. I have attached an application form and a small advert advising people how to get in touch.  I would be incredibly grateful if you could help.

Many thanks in advance,

Yours sincerely



Please read the form carefully, including the terms and conditions before completing.  PLEASE also attach a recent photograph.

Can you escape from a remote location using just your engineering skills and ingenuity? If you think you can, we want you to apply for Channel 4’s brand new ultimate engineering challenge to test you to the limit. Dropped in a remote and undisclosed location a small team of engineers will have only their imagination, resourcefulness and what they can find from the debris of a crash to create a vehicle to escape from the scene.  With a finite amount of food and water they must work fast to create a vehicle that will help them escape the challenging environment and reach civilization. They can’t just survive. They must ESCAPE.

If you think you have what it takes to do the impossible then we want to hear from you.


Please send your application in as soon as you can, but by no later than 28 February 2017. All applications received before the deadline will be considered.

If your application has been successful for the next stage of casting, you will be telephoned by one of the production team.

  • Try to tell us as much as you can about your engineering experience. Be as honest as possible – we are looking for people with varying amounts of experience.
  • You need to also consider the extreme nature of the programme. You will be subject to mental and physical challenges.

If you have not heard from us by the 1st July 2017 then your application has not been successful. Unfortunately, due to the volume of entries we will not be able to reply individually to every application or answer specific questions about them. Please email completed forms to: or post to: Escape, Maverick Television, 3-7 Ray Street, Farringdon, London. EC1R 3DR. Email is preferred.

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