BBC orders water company ob-doc

BBC Two has commissioned Watermen (WT), a new observational documentary about water supply company United Utilities.

The series will be produced by Mentorn Media, which is part of fast-growing production and distribution group Tinopolis, and will follow the staff and customers of the water company which operates in the north-west of England.

Watermen was commissioned by Maxine Watson, commissioning editor, documentaries, at the BBC.

Speaking about the 6x60mins series she said: “We rarely think about what it takes to bring clean water to every household in the country. This series will hopefully change that as we follow the dedicated cast of characters who take pride in doing the sometimes dirty and filthy jobs essential to bringing us clean and safe water.”

Passion Distribution, also part of the Tinopolis group, will handle international sales of the ob-doc.