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  1. RDF to Bring Back Puppy Series with 12 New Families for BBC Two

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    RDF, a Banijay Group Company, today announces it has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a 6×60’ prime-time specialist factual show: 12 Puppies and Us: The Next Chapter.

    The new series will follow 12 families across Britain who have just become puppy owners, as they navigate their first difficult, but also joyful, few months together. It will also re-visit some of the dogs who featured in previous RDF series, 10 Puppies and Us, that aired on BBC Two in 2018, to find out how the different breeds have developed over the last two years.

    12 Puppies and Us: The Next Chapter will feature both adopted rescue and responsibly-bought puppies, that face a range of behavioural challenges a new puppy can present, from the first ever walkies to toilet training fails. From today’s most popular breeds such as Whippets and Dachshunds, to dogs who provide specialist services and care, this series will explore how to raise a puppy from cradle to adolescence and on to adulthood.

    Dan Barraclough, Executive Producer, RDF said:“The recent lockdown has seen a surge in interest from people wanting to take on a puppy and from a really diverse range of families and backgrounds. From tiny dogs like the Chinese Crested Powderpuff to Great Danes, people are looking into some very different breeds, so it will be intriguing to see how each family deals with the challenges of their particular pup. And they’ll be growing up in dramatically different environments – from city flats to open farmland. It will also be fascinating to be able follow up on the pups from previous series to see how they have developed over 2 years. There will be some recurring bad habits, but also some surprising transformations to marvel at.”

     Abigail Priddle, Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual, BBC Two said: “I’m so excited to have a new cohort of puppies joining us on BBC TWO. From large dogs to small, rescue pups to responsibly bred, this series will be a wonderful way of sharing in the joys, troubles, tips and training that come with a new four-legged friend.”

    12 Puppies and Us: The Next Chapter was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Science and Natural History. The Commissioning Editor is Abigail Priddle and it is Executive Produced by Dan Barraclough at RDF. RDF is part of Banijay Group, and all worldwide rights to 12 Puppies and Us: The Next Chapter are owned by Banijay Rights.

  2. RDF to Document Building of Britain’s Most Expensive Home for Channel 4

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    RDF, a Banijay Group Company, today announces it has been commissioned by Channel 4 to make a 1×60’ prime-time documentary following the building of billionaire businessman, John Caudwell’s, lavish new home in London’s Mayfair.

     

    In Britain’s Most Expensive Home: Building for a Billionaire, RDF has exclusive access to the building site of one of the most epic homes ever to be renovated in the UK. The documentary will tell the story of this complex project, covering almost 50,000 square foot that must be carried out in the narrow confines of historic Mayfair.

     

    Over budget and behind schedule, the build is far from plain sailing. Self-made billionaire and philanthropist John Caudwell, who sold Phones 4u in 2006 for just under £1.5 billion, is at the heart of the film, cajoling builders and designers alike to deliver on his vision for his new home. With access to the trades people and interior designers who must answer to one exacting client the film follows their work as a they try to meet the new deadline for completion.

     

    Unique engineering tasks and challenges include a vast subterranean basement that joins two mansions together, housing a mechanical car stacker that can store eight cars at the click of a button, and a second floor dining room featuring a river with live fish.

     

    Dan Barraclough, Executive Producer, RDF said: “This incredible access gives us a glimpse into the world of the truly mega wealthy, where every whim can be realised, but where things can still go wrong, as on any building site. At the heart of the programme is the intriguing character of Caudwell himself – A tough taskmaster, but also a committed philanthropist. He is a man with huge wealth, but one who still counts the pennies, the boy from Stoke who has set his heart on a home in the ‘old money’ world of Mayfair. It makes for a fascinating character portrayal.”

     

    Britain’s Most Expensive Home: Building for a Billionaire was commissioned by Jonny Rothery, Commissioning Editor for Features & Formats at Channel 4, and is Executive Produced by Dan Barraclough at RDF. RDF is part of the Banijay Group, and all worldwide rights to Britain’s Most Expensive Home : Building for a Billionaire are owned by Banijay Rights.

  3. RDF’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas to Return For Third Series and Holiday Spin-off on ITV

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    RDF, a Banijay Group Company, today announces ITV has commissioned a new prime-time series How to Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield, due to air next year. The show is an extension of the How To Spend It Well brand, with the successful factual consumer format How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield also being commissioned for a third 3×60’ series, airing in the run up to Christmas this year.

     

    How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield will be aiming to help families make the most of their money on holiday next year, revealing the inside tips and secrets on how to get the best deals, avoid paying over the odds and getting the best holidays for your budget from staycations at home to family holidays in the Mediterranean, exotic long haul  beach getaways and sunshine cruises.

     

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield will return, aiming to be an indispensable guide to what is on offer in the shops and online, to help the nation save money and make savvy choices as it gears up for Christmas 2019. For the first time on How To Spend It, Phillip and the team investigate that big date in the calendar – Black Friday – to find out what the hype is all about, and where viewers might find the genuine deals on the day.

     

    In each programme, Phillip enlists the help of some famous faces, his wife Steph, and members of the public to test and rate this year’s Christmas offerings, and advise consumers where they should spend their cash, at one of the most expensive times of the year. The series will cover the latest ‘must-have’ toys, to see if they are worth the sometimes-huge price tags? Food and drink will be taste-tested, and gifts and gadgets will be tried out to see if they are gifts for life, or a novelty just for Christmas. At the end of each episode, Phillip will reveal the top three picks he thinks should take pride of place under your Christmas tree.

     

    Dan Barraclough, Executive Producer, RDF said: “We are really excited to be extending this successful and well-loved brand into holidays with the ever-talented Phillip Schofield. Our holidays are now more precious to us all than ever and we are faced with a myriad of choices and decisions when we book them, so who better to guide us through the maze and to help us have the best holidays we can afford than Phillip and the Spend It Well team?”

     

    Priya Singh, Commissioning Editor, Factual for ITV said: “Holidays and Christmas are two of the nation’s favourite, yet  most expensive times of the year and we’re pleased to be on hand to help empower viewers get the very best for their money on both thanks to Phillip Schofield and the team. “

     

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield and How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield were commissioned by Priya Singh at ITV and are Executive Produced by Dan Barraclough at RDF and Mark Hill at RDF West. RDF is part of the Banijay Group and all worldwide rights to both series are owned by Banijay Rights.