BBC renews contract with RHS

The BBC and the RHS have signed a five-year contract for TV programmes including Chelsea Flower Show, fronted by Alan Titchmarsh.

The deal follows lengthy negotiations between the two parties.

They will also work on the BBC’s Gardener of the Year, RHS activities on Gardeners’ World and on RHS shows both on TV and online.

RHS director general Inga Grimsey said: “The BBC has consistently delivered impressive coverage of our shows over the past eight years, helping us to inspire and inform millions of people. We’re delighted to renew this agreement with the BBC, which secures both long term coverage of the world’s premier gardening events and valuable income to support our charitable activities.”

BBC controller knowledge commissioning George Entwistle added: “This partnership has produced a range of programmes and online coverage to satisfy every passion and interest in gardening. We’re pleased to be able to continue our successful relationship with the RHS to bring the best gardening content to our audiences.”

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