BBC1 TV show ‘The Gift’ seeks participants

b48c95fd-6c35-469f-b8a3-3dbf78f79402We have received the following request from the production company. If you are interested please contact them directly.

I work for a television company called Wall to Wall – we make programmes like ‘Who Do you Think you Are?’ and ‘Long Lost Family’ and we’re now working on a new prime-time series for BBC One provisionally called ‘The Gift’. I wonder if I could take a moment of your time to tell you about it.

The concept of the series is all about resolution and reconciliation – helping people to make amends for something that they have done which has affected their life in a really profound way. Many people in the UK shoulder some form of regret which they’d like to make amends for. But what happens if that person is unable to do so because the regret relates to someone who they are unable to make contact with? It doesn’t take a lot to lose touch with someone important, and even with the advent of social media some people are still hard to find.

‘The Gift’ will help people who would like to locate an important person from their past to finally say ‘sorry’ where they’ve not had the opportunity before. With a team of professional mediators, psychologists and experts in tracing people, we aim to put these people in touch, help them find a gesture or gift that represents their feelings, and support them through a meeting.

We are currently looking for people who might need our help to say ‘sorry’. I am aware that Humanists encourage a rational approach to resolution, and an end to discrimination and intolerance, and therefore I wondered whether you or any of the other members of Shropshire Humanists might know of anyone who wants to be reconnected with someone from their past? I am aware that this opportunity won’t be for everyone, but I would be incredibly grateful if you were able to forward some information out to the other members of your group, or anyone who you think might be interested in the concept of the programme so that they could get in touch with me if this is something they’d like to explore.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any thoughts or need any more information from me. I can be contacted on 020 3301 7871 or via email at ruby.coote@walltowall.co.uk.

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