Manchester’s Purple Productions has won two new commissions from Channel 4.
The indie will be making Britain’s Most Beautiful Road and A Cotswold Farmshop.
Britain’s Most Beautiful Road will be filmed along Scotland’s North Coast-500 route during its busiest season to date.
Filming with the Highland Council and its new ranger team, the 4 x 60 minute series will explore some of the challenges of maintaining the 516 mile road, which runs from Inverness and across the North Highlands.
“Britain’s Most Beautiful Road is a celebration of this popular route that traverses the wild and beautiful landscape of Scotland’s north coast,” said Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor, Channel 4.
“We hope viewers will enjoy learning more about the people, produce and history of the most beautiful locations on our doorstep.”
Channel 4 has also ordered a 6 x 60 minute series based around Gloucester Services.
A Cotswold Farmshop will feature the staff, visitors and the local community it serves. It follows on from Purple’s returning series, A Lake District Farmshop, based around Tebay Services in Cumbria, which is run by the same family.
“We’re excited to take viewers along to these two iconic locations with Channel 4,” said Purple’s Pam Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson.
“Both the NC500 route and Gloucester Services are stunning and have so much to offer, we can’t wait for people to discover these places and meet the wonderful people who work so hard behind-the-scenes.”
Jane Handa, Commissioning Executive at Channel 4 added:
“I am delighted to be working with Pam and Dympna at Purple on both series. Showcasing some of Britain’s most dedicated food producers and crafters, against such beautiful landscapes in the height of summer – these shows will be a real treat!”
Purple is owned by Objective Media Group, which is in turn part of All3Media. Cavannagh and Dympna Jackson head up Objective Media Group North.