Channel 5 has commissioned two six-part series from Twofour – Tales from the Riverbank with Clare Balding and Dorset: Country and Coast.

Tales from the Riverbank with Clare Balding (6 x 60′), tells the stories of Britain’s most iconic rivers, looking into the sights and sounds of the river and its inhabitants. “From the wildlife that call it home to the folk who live and work on the riverbank, to the many day trippers and pleasure seekers enjoying its waters. Along the way, Clare will stop off at some of its most famous landmarks and attractions as well as sampling plenty of local delicacies.”

Dorset: Country and Coast  (6 x 60′) narrated by Alan Titchmarsh TXs this month. The series will take an “indulgent stroll through Dorset’s most familiar sites, uncover lesser-known hidden gems, and examine daily Dorset life, immersing viewers into the sights, sounds and tastes of the region.”

Lucy Willis, Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted, Channel 5/Paramount+ said: “I’m thrilled to have Clare on Channel 5 presenting this beautifully produced series of tales from our British Rivers. I can’t think of a better to person to travel our gorgeous waterways with.”

Presenter Clare Balding added: “There is something truly magical about life on the water and I am looking forward to meeting the people, exploring the landscape and seeing the wildlife that thrives on the banks of our glorious rivers.  I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer than telling tales from the riverbank.”

Rachel Innes-Lumsden, Director of Programmes – West, Twofour, said: “Britain is full to the brim with charm and personality, and our riverbanks reflect this beautifully. We’re thrilled to be working with Clare who is the perfect companion and guide to take us on these glorious journeys.”

Neil Edwards, Head of Factual, Twofour, added: “Dorset is a unique and magical place. It’s a privilege for our team based in the South West to have the opportunity to celebrate its charms through this warm and characterful series.”

The series’ have both been commissioned by Lucy Willis, Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted, Channel 5/Paramount+.

The Executive Producer for Tales from the Riverbank is Rachel Innes-Lumsden and the Series Producer/Director is Chris Williams. The Production Executive is Katie Truen-Bell.

The Executive Producer for Dorset: Country and Coast is Neil Edwards and the Series Producer is Linda Parkhurst. The Production Executive is Katie Truen-Bell.

Jon Creamer

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