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Mentorn to make obdoc on water company for BBC2

Mentorn to make obdoc on water company for BBC2
Pippa Considine
16 January 2014

BBC Two has commissioned Mentorn Media to make a prime time six-part observational documentary series following one of the largest water companies in Britain.

Mentorn has gained access to United Utilities, the UK company who supply water to more than seven million people in North West England. The biggest water firm on the FTSE 100, they manage 42,000 kilometres of water pipes and 72,000 kilometres of sewage networks.

From sewer men to call centre staff, the series, with the working title Watermen, will follow the employees that keep water flowing and look at what happens each time we flush the loo, wash our face or have a drink from the tap.

Commissioning editor, documentaries for BBC One and Two, Maxine Watson said, “We rarely think about what it takes to bring clean water to every household in the country. This series will hopefully change that as we follow the dedicated cast of characters who take pride in doing the sometimes dirty and filthy jobs essential to bringing us clean and safe water.”

Executive producer for Mentorn Media is Hannah Wyatt.

The programme will be pre-sold by Passion Distribution.

Mentorn Media produced Greggs: More than Meats the Pie which aired on Sky 1HD last year and produced the Cutting Edge documentary The Fried Chicken Shop Life in a Day and the series of the same name for Channel 4.

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