Ten Alps

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Ten Alps Plc
Public Limited Company
Industry Media
Founded 1999
Key people
Mark Wood (CEO), Peter Bertram, Nitil Patel, Brian Walden, Roger Graef, Denys Blakeway, Brian Lapping, Norma Percy, Fiona Stourton, Bharti Bhikha, Alan Whibley, Luke Johnson
Number of employees
c. 400
Website http://www.tenalps.com

Ten Alps Plc (LSETAL) is a UK-based multimedia production company formed of three divisions. Television production falls under four brands: Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef TV. The first three produce documentaries and current affairs programmes for global broadcasters- including BBC's Panorama, and Channel 4's Dispatches - as well as popular factual series for outlets such as Channel 5. Reef was acquired in July 2015, and has a strong reputation in factual daytime television programming.

Ten Alps Communicate manages a digital cross-platform portfolio which includes major programmes such as Transport for London's Children's Traffic Club, and educational websites, apps and channels for Siemens, Nationwide, BMW, AstraZeneca, and other major organisations.

Ten Alps Publishing is structured around specialised business-to-business audiences with a focus on finance, small businesses, health, pharmaceuticals, logistics and farming niches.


Ten Alps was founded in 1999 by Alex Connock, Bob Geldof and Des Shaw. For £1 they bought Planet 24 Radio, a subsidiary of Geldof’s previous TV production company Planet 24, producer of The Big Breakfast and The Word, when Planet 24 TV was sold to ITV subsidiary Carlton TV. The name Ten Alps derives from Planet, spelt backwards. The first production was award-winning current affairs radio programme Sunday Service for BBC Radio 5 Live. Ten Alps listed on AiM in 2001.[1]

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Key programmes[edit]

  • Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris
  • Jeremy Corbyn, Labour's Earthquake
  • Christian Louboutin: The World’s Most Luxurious Shoes
  • Ebola Frontline
  • Hunted: The War Against Gays In Russia
  • Hunted: Gay and Afraid
  • The Battle for British Islam
  • The Secrets of Sports Direct
  • Iran and the West
  • Death of Yugoslavia
  • Death of Apartheid


  1. ^ "Ten Alps – Company History". Retrieved 2009-07-19. 


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