World Productions

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World Productions Limited
World Productions
Subsidiary
Industry Television
Founded March 20, 1990; 28 years ago (1990-03-20) in London, England
Headquarters London
Services
Owner
Parent ITV Studios
Website www.world-productions.com

World Productions is a British television production company, founded on 20 March 1990 by acclaimed producer Tony Garnett, and owned by ITV plc following a takeover in 2017.[1][2]

History[edit]

The company's first major series was the police drama Between The Lines (BBC1, 1992–94), and throughout the decade they went on to produce a succession of drama series. The most notable of these include This Life (BBC2, 1996–97), about a group of young law students in London; vampire-based thriller Ultraviolet (Channel 4, 1998); and a police series for the BBC, The Cops (BBC2, 1998–99), which was so controversial in its depiction of the police force that official police advice was withdrawn for the second series[citation needed].

More recently, the company has made the series No Angels for Channel 4 (2004–2006), a drama based around the lives of young nurses, and also Goldplated and for Channel Five it has produced the Perfect Day trilogy and Tripping Over, a co production with Network Ten in Australia. It also co-produced, with BBC Wales, a one-off This Life reunion special, transmitted in early 2007.

Marcus Evans Takeover[edit]

It was announced in February 2012 that the company had been taken over by Marcus Evans Entertainment owned by billionaire businessman and owner of Ipswich Town F.C., Marcus Evans. Evans's company had been looking to get involved with television and film production for a number of years beforehand, and in 2010 set up its own production operation, Marcus Evans Entertainment.[3]

Takeover by ITV plc[edit]

ITV plc announced in May 2017 that they took over World Productions. As a result of the deal, World Productions shall become a unit of ITV Studios and ITV Studios Global Entertainment shall distribute all future series internationally.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Year(s) Television title Television channel
2018–present Anne ITV
2018–present Bodyguard BBC One
2018 The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco ITV, City
2018 Save Me Sky Atlantic
2017 Born To Kill Channel 4
2016 In Plain Sight ITV
2016 Dark Angel ITV
2016 The Secret Agent BBC One
2016 Code of a Killer ITV
2014 Playhouse Presents:Nightshift Sky Arts
2013 The Great Train Robbery BBC One
2012 The Fear Channel 4
2012–2014 The Bletchley Circle ITV
2012–present Line of Duty BBC Two
2011 United BBC Two
2010 Pulse BBC Three
2008 Hancock and Joan BBC Four
2008 Never Better BBC Two
2007 Lilies (TV series) BBC One
2007 Party Animals (TV series) BBC One
2007 Rough Diamond (TV series) BBC One
2007 Saddam's Tribe Channel 4
2007 This Life + 10 BBC Two
2006 Goldplated Channel 4
2004–2006 No Angels (TV series) Channel 4
2006 Perfect Day – The Millennium Channel 5
2006 Perfect Day – The Funeral Channel 5
2005 Outlaws BBC Two
2005 Perfect Day – The Wedding Channel 5
2004 Ahead of the Class ITV
2004 Murder Prevention Channel 5
2003 Love Again BBC Two
2002 Buried (TV series) Channel 4
2002 Trance SKY
2000–2001 Attachments (TV series) BBC Two
1996–2001 Ballykissangel BBC One
2001 Men Only Channel 4
2001 Table 12 BBC Two
2000 Black Cab BBC Two
2000 Rough Treatment ITV
1998–2000 The Cops (TV series) BBC Two
1998 Ultraviolet (TV serial) Channel 4
1996–1997 This Life BBC Two
1997 The Heart Surgeon BBC One
1994–1996 Cardiac Arrest (TV series) BBC One
1996 Hostile Waters HBO & BBC
1996 Sharman (TV series) Carlton
1995 Beautiful Thing Film4
1995 Christmas Channel 4
1995 Guardians Channel 4
1995 Holed Channel 4
1995 The Turnaround Carlton
1992–1994 Between the Lines (TV series) BBC One
1992 Wide Eyed & Legless BBC Two
1991 Reconstructed Heart

Awards[edit]

  • 2012

-Royal Television Society – Midlands (2012) -Winner – Best Drama – Line of Duty -Winner – Best Acting Performance (Male) – Lennie James -Winner – Best Newcomer (Acting Performance) Gregory Piper

  • 2011

-United -Prix Europa Nomination Best Drama

  • 2009

-Hancock and Joan -BAFTA Nomination – Best Single Drama -BAFTA Nomination – Best Actor – Ken Stott -BAFTA Nomination – Best Actress – Maxine Peake -Broadcast Awards Finalist – Best Single Drama

  • 2008

-Party Animals -Broadcast Press Guild Nomination – Best Drama Series

  • 2007

-Perfect Day -Rose D'Or Nomination – Best Comedy

  • 2005

-Outlaws -BAFTA Nomination – Best Drama Serial

-Ahead of the Class -Broadcast Awards Nomination – Best Single Drama -RTS Awards Nomination – Best Actress – Julia Walters -RTS Awards Nomination – Best Single Drama

-No Angels -Indie Awards Nomination – Best Drama Series

  • 2004

-Murder Prevention -RTS Craft and Design Award – Best Sound

-Love Again -RTS Awards Nomination – Best Single Drama -BANFF Awards Nomination – Best Single Drama

  • 2003

-Buried -BAFTA Award – Best Drama Series

  • 2002

-Men Only -BAFTA Nomination – Best New Writer

  • 2001

-The Cops -BAFTA Nomination – Best Drama Series

-World Productions -won BAFTA Television Craft Award Special Achievement Award

  • 2000

-The Cops -BAFTA TV Award – Best Drama Series

  • 1999

-The Cops -BAFTA TV awards – Best Drama Series -RTS Awards – Best Drama Series

  • 1998

-Ballykissangel -Broadcasting Press Guild – Best Actor – Tony Doyle

-This Life -RTS Television Award – Best Drama Series -BAFTA TV Award – Best Actress – Daniela Nardini

  • 1997

-This Life -The Writers' Guild of Great Britain – Best Original TV Drama Series -South Bank Show Award for TV Drama

  • 1996

-Ballykissangel -Royal Television Society – Best Drama Series -National TV Awards – Most Popular Actress – Dervla Kirwin

  • 1994

-Cardiac Arrest -BAFTA Nomination – Best Editing

-Between The Lines -BAFTA Award – Best Drama

  • 1993

-Between The Lines -Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award – Best Drama Series

  • 1992

-Between The Lines -Broadcasting Press Guild – Best Drama Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Productions, World. "About World Productions - World Productions". World Productions. Retrieved 2018-09-03. 
  2. ^ "WORLD PRODUCTIONS LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-09-03. 
  3. ^ Mark Sweney (16 February 2012). "This Life and Party Animals producer bought by Ipswich Town owner | guardian.co.uk". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "ITV Studios acquires Line of Duty Producer World Productions". Press Centre. Retrieved 2018-09-03. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Robert (2017-05-02). "ITV Studios Takes Over World Productions". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-03. 

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