Reef to Travel the World with Top Baker Paul Hollywood


Reef Television has been commissioned by Food Network to make a 10x30' series with Paul Hollywood baking his way around the world. Paul Hollywood's City Bakes will travel to Madrid, Miami, Munich, Warsaw, London, Naples, New York, St. Petersburg and Copenhagen to explore the recipes that have shaped the baking heritage of each city. Paul will uncover family recipes, hotel delicacies and local favourites before adding his own 'Hollywood twist' to a classic.

Paul Hollywood said: "Food culture can reveal so much about a nation, so it's a privilege to be able to delve into the lives of fellow bakers and discover some really amazing international bakes."

Richard Farmbrough, CEO Reef Television said: "Spending time with Paul Hollywood on his City Bakes mission will be a real treat for audiences around the world as they get to see a different side of this baking megastar from the man we know from Bake Off. Reef is delighted to be working with both Paul and Scripps on this mouth-watering project."

Chris Kelly is to exec produce the series and Dunk Barnes is the Series Producer.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital Nominated for an International Emmy


Reef Television's landmark drama documentary Messiah at the Foundling Hospital has been nominated for an International Emmy in the Arts Programming Category. The announcement of the film's nomination for this highly prestigious award was made at MipCom in Cannes on Monday 3 October 2015. "We're absolutely over the moon" commented Ben Weston, Reef Television's Head of Specialist Factual. "This is monumental testimony to the fantastic team that created this film, led brilliantly by the producer/director Rob Coldstream". 

The International Emmys will be held in New York on Monday 23 November 2015

Disappearing Britain to air 8th October at 9pm on More 4


Disappearing Britain is the ultimate celebration of Britain’s heritage obsession. Last year, we flocked in record numbers to the great outdoors, exploring castles, palaces and gardens, parks and country fairs. But we don’t just visit, we volunteer and join in. 

In this 12 x 60' series, Maureen Lipman and Larry Lamb get to the heart of what makes British heritage so great, as they meet the people keeping our traditions alive and explore what possible threats there are to it. Throughout the series, they’ll be joined by Michael Buerk who returns to the patch he worked as a young reporter 40 years ago. They'll also be a host of familiar faces - including Emilia Fox, Peter Davison, Wendy Craig, Mica Paris, Don Warrington, Janet Ellis, Arthur Smith, Shobna Gulati and Bill Paterson - who will indulge their own personal heritage passions and help build a picture of the ultimate ‘Britishness’. 

At a time when heritage funding is being scaled back, and yet visitor numbers at these attractions are on the rise, Disappearing Britain is a timely series that recognises how strongly we feel about promoting the past and preserving the future. 

Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages Series 2 airing Tuesdays 9.00pm on More 4


Penelope Keith is taking to the road once again, exploring the world of our smallest communities. Thatched cottages, the local shop, quaint church spires and games on the green – just some of the images to be found amongst the 10,000 villages across the country. In this four-part second series of Hidden Villages, Penelope reveals more of the heritage and quirky traditions on which our villages are founded, while finding out what it means to be a village today.

A proud villager for nearly 40 years, Penelope is once again accompanied by the Batsford Guides - a series of beautifully illustrated books published from the 1930s onwards. They offer a window on our rural way of life, and help reveal what makes our villages unique. 

Over four programmes, Penelope heads to four very different regions: The popular peninsula of Devon and Cornwall and the lush beauty of Sussex and Kent in the south. Further north, the stunning Cumbrian landscape and the royal retreat of Deeside in Scotland.