Britain's Most Expensive Houses

Channel 4 commissions new series of ‘Britain’s Most Expensive Houses’ from Waddell Media

Category: News Release

Following the huge success of the one-off Britain's Most Expensive Houses, which reached 2.1 million viewers on first transmission and achieved an impressive 3m viewers in its first week of airing (premiere and narrative repeat combined), Channel 4 has commissioned a four-part series from Belfast-based Waddell Media.


With Waddell Media’s exclusive access to part of the world’s largest luxury estate agency UK Sotheby’s International Realty, this new 4 x 60 mins series will bring viewers behind the doors of more of the UK’s most incredible homes. The series will follow prospective buyers as they view and purchase high-priced houses across the country, as well as following the work and home lives of Sotheby’s estate agents.


Jannine Waddell, Executive Producer and Managing Director, Waddell Media said “We are absolutely thrilled to be commissioned to make a series of Britain’s Most Expensive Houses following the huge success of the one-off at Christmas. This new series promises to be even better as we will be giving viewers not only a unique view into more fabulous homes owned by some of the most affluent people in the UK, but also an insight into the continued drive by so many wealthy individuals to move from the city to the country as a result of the pandemic.”


Tim Hancock, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 said “After the success of documentary I’m delighted Sotheby’s have allowed us back to take a peek at more of the most extraordinary houses in the UK, and to give us a window into what it means to be extremely wealthy in Britain today.”


Sophie Wurzer Williams, Executive Producer said, “We will be taking viewers on an unforgettable trip inside some of the most jaw- dropping properties the UK has to offer, and meet some extraordinary people along the way! ” 


Britain’s Most Expensive Houses has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Tim Hancock and is Exec Produced by Jannine Waddell and Sophie Wurzer-Williams. Paula Campion will be showrunner with Colin Rothbart & Mark Littlewood directing. 


For further information:

Orla McKibbin, Waddell Media Comms on +44 (0) 7879 666427 or email



Waddell Media is an award-winning producer of lifestyle formats, high quality documentaries and specialist factual programmes for the UK, Irish and international markets with its headquarters in Holywood, Co Down. The indie has a track record of producing highly returnable series across all broadcasters over the past 30 years - from BBC to Channel 4 and from Discovery to National Geographic. Their 10 x 30 series Work on the Wild Side, shot on location in South Africa, is currently showing on C4 and the company has recently secured a new factual entertainment pilot Stitch, Please! for BBC Three and BBC Northern Ireland which will be hosted by drag queen Blu Hydrangea, as well as a new BBC2 series which will be announced shortly.