Channel 4 commissions "National Trust: My Historic Home" from Yeti Television

The show explores the stories of the ordinary people living in these homes, and it will be premiered on 23rd February. Orange Smarty will manage the international distribution of the series

14 FEB 2024

"National Trust: My Historic Home"

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Yeti Television to produce the upcoming Channel 4 documentary "National Trust: My Historic Home" (1x60’) which will air on 23rd February. Opening the door to some of the National Trust’s most remarkable homes, the 60-minute documentary explores the stories of the ordinary people living in these homes. Orange Smarty will manage the international distribution of the series

More than 500 properties in the UK are in the safekeeping of the National Trust, and over 50,000 people work to look after them, with a lucky few able to call them home. Set over 6 months, the documentary takes a behind the scenes look at three properties and the professionals taking care of them. From ghosts, fruit flies and floods through to jaw-dropping vistas and priceless portraits, the documentary follows the trials and tribulations of the unique job, uncovering the responsibilities of taking care of millions of pounds worth of property and antiques.

In County Down, Northern Ireland, the documentary visits Castle Ward, an ancient estate made famous by Game of Thrones and has also been home to Collection and House Manager Neil and his partner Kris for three years. In Herefordshire, viewers are taken inside Croft Castle, which for the past 17 years has been home to Ian, his wife and kids, who have had to manage a busy family life whilst also overseeing the logistics of over 600 daily visitors. Finally, the documentary takes audiences to Eryri National Park, North Wales to visit Castell Penrhyn – a vast neo-Norman Castle from the 1800s, where collections assistant Emily lives with her dog Willow.
The documentary, which is narrated by Eve Myles, was commissioned for Channel 4 by Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor, Daytime & Features and Jo Street, Head of Daytime & Features. The producer/director is Nia Dryhurst and the executive producer for Yeti is Andrew O’Connell.

Sian Price, Creative Director at Yeti says “Yeti love nothing more than taking people into spaces you don’t often get to see. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the National Trust and of course the wonderful custodians of some of their stunning properties, to take a privileged peak at what it takes to live in and care for a historic property”.