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.

Reef Television Announces Management Changes


Reef Television Managing Director Paul Hanrahan is to leave the company at the end of the year.

Paul has decided to look for a new opportunity after twelve years at Zinc Media-owned Reef Television. Paul was instrumental in the sale of Reef to Zinc Media in 2015 and the subsequent integration of the business into the super indie. Paul's departure leads to a reorganisation of Reef's management team headed by CEO Richard Farmbrough. Rob Dersley has been appointed Director of Production and will report into Farmbrough and will work closely with the Zinc management team.

Richard Farmbrough said: "It's with a heavy heart that I accepted Paul's decision to head off to pastures new. He has done a terrific job at Reef over the twelve years culminating in our acquisition by Zinc Media eighteen months ago. Paul feels he needs a change of scene and a new challenge and he departs with the best wishes and thanks of many, many Reefers. I'm delighted that as part of our restructuring Rob Dersley is to join us on 1st January as Director of Production - a new adventure for him which I know he will relish."

Paul Hanrahan commented: “After twelve years I'm leaving Reef on a real high at a time of record turnover and profitability and following its successful integration into the Zinc Media PLC Group. We've not only produced high quality programmes but I have also been fortunate in working with a fantastic team. I'm excited by the opportunity of greater responsibilities in my next role within the broadcasting sector”.

Reef's management team now comprises Rachel Platt, Head of Features and Formats, Ben Weston as Head of Factual and Justine Field as Acting (maternity cover) Head of Production.

Brand New Documentary No Body's Perfect Announced as Part of BBC Four's Modern Identity Season


In this 1 x 60’ arts documentary disabled artist Alison Lapper and internationally renowned photographer Rankin tackle contemporary attitudes to beauty and identity through the medium of photography. Alison and Rankin meet four fascinating people who don’t conform to traditional notions of beauty, or who hate being photographed, and invite them to step in front of Rankin’s camera.  

Each person reveals their incredible life story and their own personal struggle with their sense of identity. Through hearing these stories and capturing them in Rankin’s studio, Alison and Rankin explore how the explosion of digital media over the past decade, including social media and the craze for selfies, presents new challenges to our self-image.

The show will transmit at 9:00pm on Thursday 10th November, on BBC Four. 

The film was produced and directed by Ian Denyer, with Ben Weston as executive producer.

Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb back with a brand new series


This summer Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb is back with brand new episodes from the recently filmed third series. The first of 9 episodes airs tonight, 27th July, at 9pm on More4, and this week Amanda is in Cardiff.

Series Producer: Martin Dowd