New Series Announcement – Restoration Workshop UKTV

So EXCITED to be able to finally announce our new series! Restoration Workshop (10 x 60 minutes) sees antiques dealer Gary Wallis (pictured) and his team of fixer-uppers tracking down unloved antiques and objects to transform them into bespoke items for the high-end interiors market.

The series is produced by Middlechild, with David Sumnall and Andrew Walmsley serving as executive producers. It was commissioned for UKTV by Philip McCreery and ordered by Yesterday’s channel director Gerald Casey and deputy director of commissioning Hilary Rosen. The deal was brokered by Drive, who will also distribute the series.

“Restoration Workshop is the antidote everyone needs for today’s throw away, single use, society,” said Sumnall in a statement. “To have witnessed Gary Wallis and his incredible team transform the unloved and unwanted into bespoke, handcrafted treasures has been awe inspiring. Gary is a legend in the restoration world, and I can’t wait for the UKTV viewers to witness his talent.”

New series TX date – Fare Dodgers Channel 5

Fare Dodgers: At War With The Law will start on the 21st October 9pm on Channel 5. This 4×60 series is an incredible insight into the hard work and dedication of TFL’s revenue inspectors.

Middlechild voted in the Top 30 Best Places to work in TV

We are thrilled to announce that Middlechild have been voted one of the Best Places to work in TV in the UK.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognise and honour the best places of employment in TV, benefiting the TV field, its work force and businesses.

Organisations from across the UK entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in TV. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organisations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.



Middlechild’s Nativity Xmas

We had a fantastic time at ‘Nativity! The Musical’ last night, watching the fabulous Jo Brand, Danny Dyer & Dani Dyer bring the Nativity film to the stage with festive fun & frolics! 🎄Merry Christmas everyone!

Update on Middlechild Runs GB for Alzheimer’s Society – Half Way Point

We’re running the length of the country for Alzheimer’s Society because of the support they offer dementia sufferers.

The most physically demanding of all the proposed events started on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, when we began our attempt to each run a whopping 811 miles (1305km) in just 36 weeks: The exact road-running distance between the most northerly point of the UK, John O’Groats in Scotland, to the most southerly point, Land’s End in Cornwall.

We are now at the half way point of the challenge,

18 weeks gone and 18 weeks to go.

David is out in front with a whopping 372 miles – if he was actually making the journey from John O’Groats he would be the first to cross from Scotland into England and would now be approaching Penrith, in the Lake District. 

Andrew with 288 miles would be by Rommanobridge, only 65 miles away from crossing into England!

Followed closely by Dan with 276 miles who would be at Kirknewton.

Well done guys, an absolutely sterling effort! Keep it up.


You can follow their day to day progress on Instagram (@MCPrunsGB)

Please donate if you can, to give them further motivation to continue with this gruelling challenge.

Click here for our Just Giving Page to donate.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline offers information, advice and emotional support to people affected by dementia. Their 3,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland offer information, care and support to people with dementia, their families, friends and carers.

We think this is an extremely worthwhile cause for us to support and if we can raise £5000 from taking on this challenge (to put towards our £10K target for the year) we will be able to support the Alzheimer’s Society manage the impact and subsequent difficulties that a diagnosis will have on an individual and their family. Thank you for your help. 

Middlechild sets up digital arm

We have launched a digital department, to expand the range of services we can offer our clients, led by Executive Digital Consultant, Matt Ralph.

Matt was most recently an assistant digital commissioning editor for BBC Factual, where he was responsible for projects including the David Attenborough-fronted Plastic Watch and BBC3’s Broadcast Digital Award-winning short-form doc Ambulance. Previously he spent over two years helping steer BBC3 from a linear channel to an online-only service, helping to develop its social media and mobile-first presence. He has also created short-form content for the likes of Hearst Magazines, Virgin Media, Nissan and All 4.

“The digital landscape excites me as a precinct that breaks many rules, and at the same time reinforces others,” he said. “Each year the importance of digital grows, and each new generation has greater expectations for content.”

Middlechild managing director David Sumnall says that “Digital is the fastest growing area of the industry and it would be remiss of us not to move into that space,” he added.