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Hi,

 

I work at an independent television company called Ricochet, based in Brighton. We make a broad range of documentary and factual programmes for all the main broadcasters, with recent series including Food Unwrapped, Born To Be Different and Mr Drews School for Boys for Channel 4, Andrew Marrs Megacities for BBC1, and Cowboy Builders for Channel 5.

 

My job is to develop new programme ideas and we’re currently working on an idea for a documentary which would involve following the work of arborists. The documentary would follow the day-to-day lives of arborists, and would hopefully capture the exciting moments that are part of the job, the difficult climbs, the relationships between crews, and much more.

 

As we are still in the research stages of this project, I’m looking to speak to arborists to make a three-minute tape to show the channel exactly what the content of this documentary would be. This means I’d like to hear the stories of favourite jobs, bad conditions and heart-stopping moments – stories that stand out about your job and why you enjoy it.

 

If anyone is willing to have a really informal chat about all of this it would be great to hear from you - either on this forum, or you can contact me on zara.powell@ricochet.co.uk or 01273 224800 if that's easier.

 

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

 

Kind regards

 

Zara

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Hi Zara.

 

I've just been stung by bees 12 times and snapped a BT line while reducing a crappy conifer hedge.

 

Do you do comedy?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

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Hi Zara.

 

I've just been stung by bees 12 times and snapped a BT line while reducing a crappy conifer hedge.

 

Do you do comedy?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

 

 

Ha ha

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Ouch times 13.

Remember bi-carb or baking soda for bee stings; in a paste helps. And vinegar or lemon juice for wasp stings.

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Hi Zara.

 

I've just been stung by bees 12 times and snapped a BT line while reducing a crappy conifer hedge.

 

Do you do comedy?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

 

 

Get him a six pack of Stella and you will win a bafta.

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This is the company that produces classics like "cowboy builders" and "it's me or the dog" and you openly admit to it ?

Please don't do it Mark there's enough train wreck television without bringing it into Arbtalk. Not much happened this week so can someone cut their arm off or drop a tree on the pickup ? All in the best possible taste though.

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