Reef Management Team Changes

Reef Television is delighted to announce that the company’s board of directors has approved the following changes to the management team. As from the 1st January Richard Farmbrough will be promoted to Chief Executive  and Paul Hanrahan will become Managing Director. This brings Reef in line with many other production companies. Richard Farmbrough commented: “This title change more accurately reflects the evolving nature of the jobs that Paul and I do. Whilst Paul will continue to manage the company on a day to day basis and have oversight of all our productions, I will continue to head up our creative endeavour. Furthermore this slight change in focus will free up my time to concentrate on our future strategy as we look to build partnerships with other players in the industry and target our creative ambition beyond the UK television market.”

Britain's Craziest Christmas Lights


Britain's Craziest Christmas Lights repeats tonight on Channel 5. 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 the 2nd of December at 8pm on Channel 5.

Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages to start on 11th November on More4


Cream teas, bunting, thatched cottages swathed in roses and quaint church spires; for generations this rural idyll has conjured the very best of Britain. In this three part series, Penelope Keith takes to the road to explore British villages.

A villager herself for the past 36 years, Penelope’s travelling companion is a series of guide books illustrated with evocative paintings that offer a window on our rural way of life. Published 80 years ago, they are the perfect yardstick for her to examine what makes our villages so unique and why we love them so much.

In this three part series, Penelope travels across three very different landscapes, from the epic plains of East Anglia through the rugged hills and valleys of the North and on to the bucolic splendour of the South West. Penelope will discover traditions that are under threat, visit communities undergoing huge change and explore what the future holds for our villages.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Series 9 is nominated for the National Television Awards


Series 9 of Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is has been nominated for the 2015 National Television Awards in the Best Daytime category. 

The National Television Awards are voted for by the general public, with a glitzy televised ceremony in January 2015. Longlist voting is open from 14th-26th October, with the shortlist announced in January. You can vote for us at

 So go on, what are you waiting for?!!