Love Productions

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Love Productions
IndustryTelevision
GenreProduction company
Founded3 September 2004; 14 years ago (2004-09-03) in United Kingdom
Founder
  • Richard McKerrow
  • Anna Beattie[1]
Headquarters,
Number of locations
3
Products
Websitewww.loveproductions.co.uk

Love Productions is a UK-based television production company. Its cooking competition series The Great British Bake Off is among the most watched shows in the UK of its era.[2] As of February 2018, the company's credits include 54 productions.[3]

History[edit]

Richard McMerrow and Anna Beattie formed Love Productions in 2004.[1] In 2014 Sky plc acquired a 40% stake in Love Productions.[1]

Love Productions is also associated with the brands Love West, based in Bristol, and Love Productions USA.[4]

Productions[edit]

The list of programmes produced by Love Productions include:

Programme Genre Original network First broadcast
Battle of Britain: Model Squadron docudrama Channel 4 2018
Benefits Street documentary Channel 4 2014
Cirque de Celebrité game show Sky One 2006
Famous, Rich and Hungry factual BBC One 2014
Rich, Famous and in the Slums factual BBC One 2011
Junior Bake Off baking CBBC 2011
Make Bradford British documentary Channel 4 2012
The Baby Borrowers reality television BBC Three 2007
The Biggest Little Railway in the World factual Channel 4 2018
The Great British Bake Off baking BBC Two 2010
The Chronicles of Nadiya documentary BBC One 2016
The Great British Sewing Bee game show BBC Two 2013
The Great Pottery Throw Down pottery BBC Two 2015
Tower Block of Commons documentary Channel 4 2010
Westside reality television Netflix 2018

Controversies[edit]

Love Productions' best earning programme, The Great British Bake Off, had moved network channel from BBC Two to BBC One after three series due to its increasing popularity.[5][6] Towards the end of series six, Love Productions's profits were decreasing.[6] The company wished to remain on BBC One, however the £75 million asking price for three series was unacceptable to the BBC.[7] Controversy arose as there were concerns the nature of the show would change with the move to Channel 4 and because most of the show's presenters did not make the move for the following series.[7][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bristol's Love Productions, firm behind The Great British Bake-off, strikes multi-million Sky deal". SouthWestBusiness. 22 July 2014. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Great British Bake Off final was the UK's most watched TV show since 2012". 7 November 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ Love Productions on IMDb
  4. ^ ""Contact Us"". "Love Productions". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. ^ Sweney, Mark (16 October 2013). "BBC2 controller laments losing the Great British Bake Off to BBC1". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b Halls, Andy (9 April 2017). "DOUGH SHRINKS The Great British Bake Off owners Love Productions take £2MILLION hit to profits". The Sun. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b Steafel, Elanor (4 August 2017). "5 things we learnt from the new Great British Bake Off trailer". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

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