Ben Weston wins 2013 Broadcast Award for Best Music Programme

31.1.13

Reef's Head of Specialist Factual Ben Weston was the proud recipient of a Broadcast Award for his previous role as Executive Editor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, which took place in June 2012.  The Concert was awarded Best Music Programme at the Broadcast Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Mayfair on Wednesday 30 January 2013.  "We were absolutely thrilled to win this award in the face of stiff competition", said Ben.

Reef TV's Ben Weston (right) with director Geoff Posner (left), winners of the 2013 Broadcast Award for Best Music Programme, for the BBC's Diamond Jubilee Concert

Paul Hanrahan elected as PACT council member

15.01.13

We are delighted to announce that Reef’s Director of Production Paul Hanrahan has been elected as a member of the Pact Council. Paul will serve 2 years for the not-for-profit organisation representing and promoting the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, digital, children's and animation media companies. For more info please visit Pact 

Sarah Beeny's Selling Houses Starts Tonight at 9pm on More4

16.10.2012

Our exciting new show Sarah Beeny's Selling Houses starts tonight at 9pm. It's the first episode of the new series on More4 every Tuesday for the next 9 weeks.

Ben Weston Appointed Reef's Head of Specialist Factual

08.10.12

In this newly created role reporting to Managing Director Richard Farmbrough, Weston’s brief will be to expand Reef Television’s output in Arts, Music and History programming and help build on Reef’s recent successes with programmes such as Britain's Hidden Heritage and Britain's First Photo Album. Weston will also be exploring opportunities in events and live programming across all of Reef's output.

Weston joins Reef Television from his most recent role at the BBC where he was Executive Editor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, overseeing the whole of BBC One’s output for this historic occasion: 14 hours of live television across a three day weekend including the highly acclaimed Diamond Jubilee Concert which he produced and staged using Buckingham Palace as the backdrop.  For his services on the Diamond Jubilee he was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours announced last week.

Weston is an award-winning TV executive whose programmes have ranged from major international events to landmark films and series for all major British TV networks.  They include Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream for BBC Two; the Vodafone Live Music Awards and Fashion Rocks for the Prince’s Trust for Channel 4; How Britain Got the Gardening Bug for BBC Four; and Holocaust – A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz for BBC Two for which he won a BAFTA, an International Emmy and a Royal Television Society award.  Prior to the Diamond Jubilee he was Commissioning Executive for music and events at the BBC.  

Richard Farmbrough, Reef Television’s Managing Director, comments: “It's a great coup for us to attract a talent such as Ben Weston to Reef. He brings with him a huge range of experience, a boatload of awards and a contacts book that the rest of us can only dream of. We're really looking forward to him joining the senior team alongside myself, Paul Hanrahan and Alex Dundas, our Head of Popular Factual.”

Ben Weston comments: "The offer to join Reef in this new role was just too tempting to turn down.  Not only have I admired the company’s programming output for many years, they also have the reputation for being a great company to work for.  I can't wait to get started."

Reef Television’s most recent broadcast credit is the BBC One returning series Britain’s Hidden Heritage with Paul Martin, Clare Balding and Charlie Luxton, and next month sees the transmission of their first More 4/Channel 4 commission – Selling Houses with Sarah Beeny.

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