This 'docu-soap' put six 20-somethings — three students, a banker, a Miss Howick contestant and a cameraman — in a house for three months and filmed the results. It screened amidst the observed homelife zeitgeist that would shortly become a phenomenon with reality show Big Brother. But without a lock-down or 24-7 surveillance Flatmate's charms were more quaint, equating to a homespun scarfie twist on MTV's pioneering Real World (which debuted in 1992). The show was broadcast on now-defunct channel TV4, and made a minor local celebrity of outspoken flattie Vanessa.