by Lisa McGarry

Sky1 HD and Sky1 have commissioned Ginger Productions to produce STEVE JONES AND HIS BROTHERS: GREAT AMAZON ADVENTURE a documentary led by presenter Steve Jones and his two brothers. The one-off special will be broadcast on Wednesday 21 Apri.

To celebrate Sky’s week of rainforest and environment programming, Steve Jones, will be going on the ultimate lad’s adventure to the Peruvian Amazon, and will be taking his brothers Jonathan, a civilian aeronautical engineer, and Chris, a private bodyguard, along for the ride. They will embark on many adventurous activities in the Rainforest, trying to live and survive in the Jungle, all of which will serve to highlight the pressures that one of the world’s most crucial and endangered regions is under.

Celia Taylor, Commissioning Editor Factual, Sky1 HD, commented: “This documentary will be a breath of fresh air in the debate about the destruction of the rain forest. It is a funny and exciting boys adventure for the gorgeous Steve Jones and his equally lovely brothers who, when not taking the mick out of each other, may have their eyes opened as to what goes on in the Amazon.”

Ed Stobart, Executive Producer, Ginger Productions commented: “This programme will be hugely entertaining to viewers while helping to deliver an important message. We are delighted to have Steve Jones and his brothers Jonathan and Chris on board to help us raise awareness of this endangered region.”

STEVE JONES AND HIS BROTHERS: GREAT AMAZON ADVENTURE will form part of a line-up of programmes commissioned by Sky1 HD and other channels to highlight the plight of the rainforests to be aired throughout April. In October 2009 Sky joined forces with its customers and WWF to launch Sky Rainforest Rescue –a three year project to help save one billion trees in the state of Acre in northwest Brazil. A donation of just £20 will help save 1000 trees and Sky will match every donation up to the joint target of £4 million.