Reef is Flying High with Channel 4



Reef Television has been commissioned to produce a new four-part series for Channel 4 exploring Britain’s airfields, presented by amateur pilot Arthur Williams.

In Flying High with Arthur Williams (W/T) the former Royal Marine will take to the skies in his very own Piper J3 Cub aeroplane to visit the fascinating network of airfields sited right across the UK, unearthing the rich history and active communities behind them.  His journeys will take in breath-taking views of the country at large, whilst in his stop-downs he’ll meet the extraordinary characters involved in airfield life, go for a spin in planes new and old and celebrate our national passion for flying. The 4 x 60’ series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Lizi Wootton, commissioning editor, features.  The executive producer will be Reef’s head of factual Ben Weston, with Owen Rodd as series editor.

Village of the Year 2017 with Penelope Keith


Over this summer, Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine the winner of this brand new programme, with a £10,000 prize to be spent on your village up for grabs. We want you to apply if you think your village should be considered for the programme. In order to apply you just need to send us an email with some basic information about your village. Further details on how to apply can be found on the Village of the Year website.

Once you have emailed us, the team will be in touch to request more information. After that, we will review the applications and, if your village is selected for the shortlist of around 76 villages, you will be informed and our team will arrange a day when we can come and film at your village.We will be grouping our villages into four broad regions of the UK depending on the spread of applications. Each region will have one winning village that will go through to a grand final with an opportunity to win the £10,000 prize.

Lucy Worsley's Nights At The Opera


Reef Television has been commissioned to produce a landmark two-part series exploring the history of opera for BBC Two presented by Lucy Worsley, historian and Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces.  

Across two one-hour films Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera (w/t) will explore several pivotal operas against the backdrop of the cities in which they were premiered.  The commission forms the centrepiece of a wider focus on opera and the role music plays in pivotal moments in history.  These landmark programmes across BBC Television and Radio in Autumn 2017 coincide with the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new exhibition in collaboration with the Royal Opera House: Opera: Passion, Power & Politics (30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018).  Sir Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House, will also play a key role in the series explaining the music from the operas featured.

Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, BBC Music Television and Patrick Holland, BBC Two Channel Editor. It will be directed by acclaimed producer/director Guy Evans who made The Secrets of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with Ian Hislop for BBC Two last year.  The executive producers will be Reef’s Head of Factual Ben Weston and Elizabeth Hartford.

Brand new commission from BBC One - Getting The Builders In


Reef has been commissioned by BBC daytime to make a 15 x 45 factual entertainment series called 'Getting The Builders In'. This brand new format sees Britain’s builders going head-to-head pitching for jobs and bringing homeowners' design dreams to life.

We’ve all seen programmes about bodge-it builders and DIY disasters; this is a chance for viewers to see how it should be done and avoid the pitfalls so often associated with the building trade.

Each week our highly-skilled builders will go head to head with each other, pricing up the job and offering their own take on what is needed to complete the task in hand. Once the homeowners pick their favourite builders, the winning team gets to work, whilst the rival teams watch on – giving a cheeky running commentary on their efforts. Expect plenty of banter and friendly competition with real builders, real homeowners and real projects.

Every episode will be packed with warmth and humour, build and design tips, and of course, the makeover reveals viewers love so much.  With more and more of us choosing to upscale our homes rather than move, this series will help viewers to get the best of their builds and home transformations.