Barging Ahead

Accorder Music is set to publish the music for the second series of Alaska TV’s enormously popular Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant. The show which is broadcast in peak on Friday’s on ITV is one of the channel’s best performing factual shows of the last two years. The music is by the amazingly versatile Matthew Slater  (God’s Cadets BBC1, Tilly & Friends CBeebies, Born to Kill, Fat Family Tree Channel 4). Presenter John Sergeant, who has brilliantly managed the transition from top TV political correspondent to loveably TV presenter, will once again be wending his way through Britain’s incredible waterways. Alaska’s joint MD Paul Summers said, “We discovered an endless treasure of history and characters on the canals that weave through some of the most beautiful parts of Britain, so we’re delighted to be able to bring new stories to the screen”.

Alaska was set up by Paul Sommers, Chris Fouracres and Ian Lamara in 2011. Since launch they have been extremely busy with a fantastic range of peaktime programmes for all the main channels in the UK. Highlights include River Deep Mountain High: James Nesbitt in New Zealand ( ITV), The Jo Whiley Music Show (Sky Arts), Blinging Up Baby (Channel Five), Make Me Happy: A Monkey’s Search for Happiness (BBC) and Domino’s Pizza: A Slice of Life (Channel 4).