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Workerbee is a Manchester based TV production company who specialise in premium unscripted content both for UK and global networks and platforms.

Part of the Banijay UK family, we live for inspirational stories told using the highest production values.

Workerbee is run by CEO Rick Murray, Managing Director Michelle Chappell and Creative Director Ben Mitchell.

Workerbee is the fastest growing UK indie outside of London and has two divisions.


Workerbee Formats are known for producing Peacock’s no.1 alternative series Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge, The Bridge For HBO Max and Channel 4, and Idris Elba’s Fight School for BBC which was nominated for Royal Television Society and Grierson Awards.


Workerbee Films recently produced Janet Jackson. for A+E, Lifetime, Hulu and Sky. The award winning series gained over 22 million viewers in the USA alone. Also directed by our very own Benjamin Hirsch, Bruno Vs Tyson is one of the most watched Sky Originals on Sky Documentaries since the channel’s inception. It is also behind the RTS award-winning Peter Crouch: Save Our Beautiful Game (Discovery +); That Peter Crouch Film and Four Kings, both for Amazon.

Workerbee Films has a multi-project production deal with Academy Award winning Director Kevin MacDonald.