Reef Television is an independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
Reef prides itself on producing innovative content for multiple broadcasters in both peak time and daytime slots and has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
Reef creates format and develops ideas across a range of factual and entertainment programmes and also has an in-house facilities department that includes the latest camera technology and ten fully HD Avid suites.
Reef Television was set up in 2003 by Richard Farmbrough, who previously worked as a producer at the BBC and at Talkback Productions. The company’s Director of Production is Paul Hanrahan and Stuart Layzell sits on the company’s board as non-executive director. The company’s Popular Factual Department is led by Alex Dundas and Ben Weston heads up Specialist Factual.
The company is constantly in production for numerous broadcasters and has just produced ‘The Story of Now’ for ITV that tells the story of the landmark music brand that is Now That’s What I Call Music and is in post production on series 8 of BBC Daytime’s ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’. Recent productions include the second series of the prime-time arts programme 'Britain’s Hidden Heritage' for BBC ONE, ‘Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses’ for Channel 4, and popular BBC brand 'Chefs: Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is'. Other credits include: ‘Britain's First Photo Album’ (BBC TWO); ‘The People’s Museum’ (BBC TWO); ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (Five); ‘Thames Wildlife Superhighway’ (ITV).
The company’s shows have sold in over 30 territories around the world. In addition to broadcaster-commissioned shows, Reef has pioneered alternative funding models, including AFP and sponsorship deals.