The new daytime series will see Helen Skelton lead a team of experts searching for lost treasures around the beautiful Lake District and reunite them with previous owners
Lost and Found in the Lakes, set to air in 2024, sees Helen Skelton lead a team of experts in search of precious items lost by members of the public in the Lake District.
Made by North-Wales company Ty’r Ddraig (Banijay UK’s Workerbee Group label), the 15×30 series will follow Helen and her team of experts as they attempt to reunite people with the treasured possessions they’d feared were gone for ever. The series captures the drama and suspense of uncovering the lost items, as well as talking to the people who have an emotional connection to both the area and the items lost.
Helen works with a team of experts from divers to detectorists and magnet fishers to track down all manner of lost items scattered around the lakebeds and forests of this stunning location. They’ll take what they find back to base, either to reunite them with their delighted owners, or to start the process of working out who the items might belong to. To do this, they enlist help of a specialist social media detective, who will create online campaigns to help reunite owners with their lost possessions.
Some of the unclaimed items will be given an extraordinary and sometimes ingenious new lease of life by one of the area’s talented craftspeople too.
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 is commissioned for BBC One Daytime and iPlayer by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, the Commissioning Editor is Alex McLeod. The programme is made by Ty’r Ddraig, the Executive Producer is Zoe Thorman and the Creative Director is Ben Smith.
Lost and Found in the Lakes will air in 2024.