betty secures new BBC Two property series
Popular factual indie betty has been commissioned to make a new six part series on estate agents for BBC Two.
The Estate Agents (w/t) will chart the highs and lows of the property industry and follows 10 estate agents across the country over six months.
From £65 million mansions in Kensington and Chelsea and second-home country cottages in the Cotswolds, to terraces in Durham and even fantasy islands in Scotland, this series follows the people who broker the biggest purchase most of us will ever make in our lives. With exclusive access, it follows the buyers, sellers and agents along the property chain, and provides a unique insight into the British economy and the state of the housing market across the country.
The 6 x 1 hour series was commissioned by Alison Kirkham, Commissioning Editor, Factual Features & Formats, BBC One and Two. Annabel Hobley is the executive producer and Simon Draper is the series producer for betty.
Executive producer Annabel Hobley said: “Being an estate agent has never been so tough or so competitive and this series follows the people who are responsible for keeping the property market moving. Featuring amazing characters, who are as good at selling themselves as they are at selling houses and flats, it shows the reality of attempting to purchase a home in today’s incredibly difficulty property market.”
betty makes high quality, specialist factual and format shows including Heston Blumenthal’s Fantastical Food, The Food Inspectors, The Undateables and Servants -The True Story of Life Below Stairs. It was set up in 2001 by Liz Warner, a former commissioning editor for Channel 4, and makes programmes for channels including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC three, Channel 4 and Discovery.