“Lost and Found in the Lakes,” scheduled to premiere in 2024, features Helen Skelton leading a team of experts on a quest to locate precious items lost by members of the public in the Lake District.
Produced by North-Wales company Ty’r Ddraig (under Banijay UK’s Workerbee Group label), this 15-episode series will follow Helen and her team as they endeavour to reunite people with their cherished possessions they had feared were gone forever. The series captures the suspense and drama of uncovering the lost items, as well as the emotional connection that people have with both the area and the lost belongings.
Helen collaborates with a team of experts including divers, detectorists, and magnet fishers to track down various lost items scattered around the lakebeds and forests of this breathtaking location. They bring their discoveries back to base, either to reunite them with their overjoyed owners or to initiate the process of identifying the rightful owners. To aid in this task, they enlist the help of a specialist social media detective, who will create online campaigns to assist in reuniting owners with their lost possessions.
Additionally, some of the unclaimed items will be skillfully transformed and given a new lease of life by talented craftspeople from the area.
Helen Skelton says: “Thrilled to be part of this series filmed in my beloved Lake District. It’s a chance to showcase the areas natural beauty and by reuniting people with their lost treasures we have a chance to share some heart-warming stories.”
Zoe Thorman, Executive Producer at Ty’r Ddraig commented: “It is amazing to be able to use the beautiful location of the Lakes as the backdrop for our series. We brought some very talented people on board, to help Helen clean up and restore the items found across the Lakes and surrounding areas, including some retrieved from the lakebeds.
“I think viewers are in for a treat as the series combines beautiful scenery, wonderful craftsmanship, touching human stories, and the suspense of whether the much loved items will be found by the team or not.”
Alex McLeod, BBC Daytime Commissioning Editor added: “Lost and Found in the Lakes is a great example of what makes daytime TV so appealing to viewers – feel-good content which features experts and regular people too. This new commission wraps all that together with the addition of a stunning British location – the Lake District – and a presenter with personal links to the area too.”
“Lost and Found in the Lakes” has been commissioned for BBC One Daytime and iPlayer by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, with Commissioning Editor Alex McLeod. The programme is produced by Ty’r Ddraig, with Zoe Thorman as the Executive Producer and Ben Smith as the Creative Director.
“Lost and Found in the Lakes” is set to air in 2024.