Ten Alps to acquire Reef Television

17.06.15

It has been announced this morning that Ten Alps is to acquire Reef Television. Reef chief executive Richard Farmbrough, who founded the business in 2003, will remain in his position and also become commercial director of the enlarged Ten Alps group. Paul Hanrahan will continue as Managing Director of Reef.

Ten Alps chief executive Mark Wood said: “The addition of Reef Television significantly extends the range of our TV production and turns Ten Alps into a mid-size independent production business.”

Reef chief executive Richard Farmbrough added: “For some time we have been looking to partner with another production business in order to give us the firepower to extend into new territories and engage with the new platforms which are changing the shape of the television market.”

The full trade press release can be read below.

http://www.reeftv.com/newsitems/Ten_Alps_Reef_Press_Release_16.06.15.pdf

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital wins BAFTA for Sound

26.04.15

Reef Television's landmark drama documentary Messiah at the Foundling Hospital has today won a BAFTA in the Sound: Factual category at the BAFTA Craft Awards.  This is a phenomenal accolade for the film and in particular for the three nominees:  Mike Hatch who engineered all the music, Kuz Randhawa who recorded all the location/documentary sound, and Matt Skilton at Envy Post Production who created the final audio mix.  It is a wider accolade for the team who masterminded this film:  Rob Coldstream the producer and director, Caroline Page the music producer, and Justine Field the line producer; as well as the whole team from Reef Television.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award

25.03.15

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital has today been nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award in the Sound: Factual category.  This is a phenomenal accolade for the film and in particular for the three nominees:  Mike Hatch, who engineered all the music so brilliantly; Kuz Randhawa who recorded all the location/documentary sound, and Matt Skilton at Envy who created the final audio mix.  It is a wider accolade for the team who masterminded this film:  Rob Coldstream the producer and director, Caroline Page the music producer, and Justine Field the line producer; as well as the whole team from Reef Television.

The BAFTA Craft Awards take place on Sunday 26 April. 

Messiah at The Foundling Hospital to repeat on BBC Four, Friday 3 April, 7.00pm

24.03.15

Reef Television’s award-winning film Messiah at the Foundling Hospital is to be repeated on Good Friday (3 April 2015) at 7.00pm on BBC Four.  Winner of the prestigious Czech Crystal for Best Documentary, and recently nominated for a Royal Television Society Award, the film tells the extraordinary story of the fundraising performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Thomas Coram’s Foundling Hospital in May 1750.  Handel’s Messiah remains one of the most popular choral pieces in western music but few people know how this much-loved piece came to public attention or how it helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service present this one-hour drama documentary which re-creates the first performance of Messiah at London’s Foundling Hospital in 1750, the “Live Aid” of its day, heralding the dawn of a golden age of philanthropy and helping catapult Messiah to the universal popularity it has enjoyed ever since.

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