Channel 4 has commissioned a number of family-focused programmes, including a 7 Up-style documentary series following the lives of the smartest kids in Britain.

Wall to Wall will initially produce a 90-minute special called Alpha Toddlers introducing the brainy tots, who include a three-year-old member of Mensa and a frighteningly bright four-year-old born to a teenage single mum.

The production crew, headed by executive producer Leanne Klein, will keep track of the super-bright kids, following them at home and at school.  C4 will screen update programmes at intervals of every two to three years, charting the ups and downs of the participants' lives.  The show airs in the autumn.

Dan Wootton - Broadcast 16 March 2006