A PORT TV producer was the man behind an acclaimed feature length documentary for Channel 4 on how to safely isolate yourself during the coronavirus.

Christopher Osborne worked for 15 hours a day over the course of nine days to produce the Channel 4 show ‘Coronavirus: How to Isolate Yourself’.

The show attracted a large audience of 1.67 million viewers and was widely praised by viewers.

Christopher, a former St Stephen’s High School pupil, says he feels proud to work on such an important show.

He said: “It was a somewhat bleak, surreal and challenging week.

“But I’ve been so lucky to spend it making a film which I hope will lessen some people’s anxiety and help them through what no doubt will be a challenging time.”

The 30-year-old, who is from Cuillins Avenue although now works in London, said it was the most intense TV filming schedule that he’s ever worked on.

He said: “I was working about 15 hours a day over nine days with a very small team.

“We were one of very few TV crews who were still allowed to work in the UK.

“I was still working on the programme on Saturday night before it was aired on Sunday.

“On Sunday, I still wasn’t sure if it was going to air as we didn’t know what Boris Johnson was going to say that evening.

“If he had changed any of the guidance with regards to social distancing, we probably couldn’t have aired the programme.

“But in the end the guidance was still the same so we were able to put the show out, which was great.”

The show gave families useful advice and tips on how to stay safe over the weeks and months ahead while helping to contain the spread of COVID -19.

Experts including Dr Xand van Tulleken and psychologist Kimberley Wilson offered a ‘no-nonsense’ guide to self isolation.

Christopher said the show has received a very positive response.

He added: “The response has been great.

“Celebrities such as the Radio One DJ Greg James endorsed the show.”

Christopher is fast making a name for himself in the TV and film world.

His CV includes work on TV programmes including ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ on C4 plus reality shows such as The Only Way is Essex and Celebs Go Dating.

He has also managed a short film called Hooves of Clay which was directed by and features Blake Harrison, star of the hit comedy TV show and film The Inbetweeners.