Estate agents are to return to prime-time TV following Channel 4’s decision to commission a full series of ‘Britain’s Most Expensive Houses’ following a one-off programme aired last Christmas.
Featuring upmarket negotiators working for estate agency Sotheby’s International’s London office headed up by Guy Bradshaw and his agency’s clients, the new four-part series will begin shooting later this year. Other agents featured in the original programme include Diana Tran, Associate Director, Head of Lettings (pictured), Jason Corbett and John Fisher.
Created by Belfast-based Waddell Media, it will “bring viewers behind the doors of more of the UK’s most incredible homes”, the production company says.
The programme caused a stir in December when the estate agency was prompted to correct publicity material for the Xmas show, which had billed it as the ‘UK’s answer to Selling Sunset’.
Sotheby’s International said the show “was in no way a copycat or similar approach to other reality style US property programmes, indeed far from it”.
The format of the show features buyer being followed as they view properties as well as following the work and home lives of Sotheby’s estate agents.
Jannine Waddell, Executive Producer and Managing Director, Waddell Media, says: “We are absolutely thrilled to be commissioned to make a series of Britain’s Most Expensive Houses following the huge success of the one-off at Christmas.
“This new series promises to be even better as we will be giving viewers not only a unique view into more fabulous homes owned by some of the most affluent people in the UK, but also an insight into the continued drive by so many wealthy individuals to move from the city to the country as a result of the pandemic.”
Tim Hancock, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 adds: “After the success of documentary I’m delighted Sotheby’s have allowed us back to take a peek at more of the most extraordinary houses in the UK, and to give us a window into what it means to be extremely wealthy in Britain today.”
Watch the pilot show.