Britain's Craziest Christmas Lights to air on Channel 5 over the Christmas Period

12.12.13

Narrated by the popular former Slade vocalist Noddy Holder, this documentary takes a warm-hearted look at those Christmas fanatics whose lives are fairly traditional for the most of the year but change dramatically in the run-up to the festive season.

Eschewing the typical procedure of rooting around the loft for an ageing box of decorations, our Christmas-obsessed characters plan their displays months in advance. For them, putting up the lights also involves a head for heights, questionable DIY wiring and an unshakable resolve.

This festive programme will air on 18th and 25th December on Channel 5.

Selling Houses returns to More 4

26.11.13

Following a successful first series for More4, Selling Houses has been re-commissioned for a second series. 
 
Commissioned by David Sayer for Channel 4, the 20 x 1 hour property showfronted by Amanda Lamb, sets out to give house sellers an opportunity to check out their local competition, viewing other houses in the neighbourhood that are also up for sale.In each episode, Amanda will work with three homeowners desperate to sell.  She will offer advice about what changes they need to make to ensure that they stand out from the competition. The sellers have £1000 and one week to improve their homes, having learnt valuable lessons from their rival properties. Once the makeovers are complete, one prospective buyer must decide which home they prefer.

Selling Houses will be executive produced by Alex Dundas, Reef’s Head of Popular Factual and series produced by Charley Bennett.

 

Channel 4 crosses the channel with Reef

26.11.13

The French Collection (W/T)  has been commissioned by Channel 4 - this 15 x 60 daytime series sees three amateur vintage dealers travel to brocante markets in France to acquire a host of varied items with the aim of returning to the UK to sell them for a profit.Presented by wheeler dealer Mark Franks (Life Laundry, Cash in the Attic, Put Your Money When Your Mouth Is), the show will feature stunning French locations, eye catching renovations and up-cycling, alongside great advice on buying and selling vintage homewares.
 
The French Collection has been commissioned by Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, Daytime, David Sayer.French Collection will be executive produced by Alex Dundas, Reef’s Head of Popular Factual and series produced by Rachel Platt.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

14.11.13

Reef Television has been commissioned to produce a drama documentary for BBC Two for TX in Spring 2014. Messiah at the Foundling Hospital (wt) will tell the story of how Handel’s Messiah, often considered the most popular choral piece in western music, first came to public attention when it was performed as an annual fundraiser at the Foundling Hospital in 18th century London.

Presented by the historian Amanda Vickery and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service, the 60-minute film will unearth how child neglect in 18th century London led Thomas Coram to open the Foundling Hospital, and it will re-create the famous first performance of Messiah that took place in the chapel there in May 1750. Messiah at the Foundling Hospital was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, BBC Commissioning Editor for music and events on behalf of Controller of BBC Two, Janice Hadlow.  It will be directed by Rob Coldstream, and executive produced by Reef Television’s Head of Specialist Factual Ben Weston and Liz Hartford.

 

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