Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Series 10


The tenth series of Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is will be shown every weekday from Monday 20th October at 4.30pm on BBC One. The series features British TV’s best-loved antiques and collectibles experts putting their own money – and reputations – on the line in an all-out battle to see who can make the most profit across five days of challenges. 

In week one, Christina Trevanion plays David Harper; week two sees Eric Knowles take on Put Your Money rookie Will Axon; in week three, Jonty Hearnden fights it out with James Braxton; and week four sees John Cameron go up against Kate Bliss. 

Reef Television and BBC Two win prestigious Czech Crystal for Messiah at the Foundling Hospital


Reef Television and BBC Two tonight won the Czech Crystal award at the Golden Prague TV Festival for their 60 minute drama documentary Messiah at the Foundling Hospital which told the extraordinary story of how Handel’s Messiah helped raise vital funds for Thomas Coram’s Foundling Hospital rescuing tens of thousands of abandoned children from London’s streets.

The drama documentary presented by historian Amanda Vickery and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service was part of the BBC’s cross-channel arts season, Eighteenth Century Britain: Majesty, Music and Mischief.  It was executive produced by Ben Weston, Head of Specialist Factual at Reef Television and ordered by Jan Younghusband, BBC’s Head of Commissioning, Music and Events TV.

Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two, commented: “BBC TWO is delighted that Messiah at the Foundling Hospital has won this prestigious international award which recognises the channel's role in showcasing the very best music and arts programmes as well as the hard work and dedication of the commissioning and production team.”

Richard Farmbrough, Managing Director Reef Television commented: “Winning the Czech Crystal is a wonderful accolade for this ambitious and profoundly moving film. I am delighted that the hard work of the production team, led by Ben Weston, and the eloquence of presenters Tom Service and Amanda Vickery has been recognised by the jury here at The Golden Prague Festival. Our thanks go to all our talented musicians and performers along with Jan Younghusband at the BBC for helping us bring to life the extraordinary story of Messiah at The Foundling Hospital.”

Penelope Keith explores Britain’s Vanishing Villages for Reef Television


Reef Television has been commissioned by More 4, to produce Penelope Keith’s Vanishing Villages, a 3 x 60 series looking at the changing face of rural Britain, to air late autumn 2014.

Actress Penelope Keith will be travelling through some of the most glorious landscapes of Britain, reflecting on rural life through the stories and experiences of the communities she meets. Having herself lived in a rural village in Surrey for 36 years, Penelope has a keen sense of what makes villages special and she will discover whether our much-cherished villages are as robust as ever or struggling to survive under the pressures of the 21st century.

Richard Farmbrough, Managing Director of Reef Television said: “We are delighted to be working with Penelope Keith on this new series for More 4. Vanishing Villages will be a delightful combination of stunning landscape, compelling stories and charming personal anecdotes from one of Britain's best loved actresses.”

Executive Producers are Lizi Wootton for More 4 and Chris Kelly for Reef.  Series Producer/ Director is John Hodgson.

Selling houses goes into production on a third series


More 4 has ordered a further series of Reef’s hit show Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb. The 20 x 60’ production was commissioned by David Sayer for More 4 and will air in 2015. The new series producer is Martin Dowd and Rachel Platt will executive produce for Reef. The series is being distributed by Passion Distribution.