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UKTV’s Really rebuilds “Fantasy Homes by the Sea”

British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV is rebooting property series Fantasy Homes by the Sea for its free-to-air channel Really. Produced by Kalooki Pictures and Hat Trick Productions, the revived 20 x 60-minute ...
June 1, 2018

British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV is rebooting property series Fantasy Homes by the Sea for its free-to-air channel Really.

Produced by Kalooki Pictures and Hat Trick Productions, the revived 20 x 60-minute series will follow presenter Michelle Ackerley (pictured) as she whisks a pair of property buyers off to coastal properties throughout the UK to realize their dream of purchasing their perfect home by the sea.

“Focusing on the gorgeous British seaside, our property hunters discover what gems they could buy on the coast,” said Kalooki Pictures’ co-founder Jane Lush in a statement. “Our audience has always loved its beautiful backdrop, homes galore, stunning vistas and dreamy lifestyle that we all hanker after. And leading our house hunters this series is the incredibly talented Michelle Ackerley, who we think is the perfect presenter.”

Fantasy Homes by the Sea was originally broadcast for six seasons between 2007 and 2013 on UKTV’s Style channel (currently UKTV Home).

Kalooki’s Jane Lush and Badannie Gee serve as executive producers on the reboot, which is series produced by Jayne Hibbitt-Smith.

The series was commissioned for Really by Kirsty Hanson, commissioning editor, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, and Steve North, genre GM of comedy and entertainment at UKTV.

Fantasy Homes by the Sea will air later this year on Really.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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