World Productions

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World Productions is a British television production company, founded in the early 1990s by acclaimed producer Tony Garnett, and owned by the Marcus Evans Group following a takeover in 2012.


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Cops (BBC2, 1998–99), which was so controversial in its depiction of the police force that official police advice was withdrawn for the second series[citation needed].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 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.[1]


Year(s) Television title Television channel Credited as
2014 Code of a Killer ITV Production Company
2013 Playhouse Presents : Nightshift Sky Arts Production Company
2013 The Great Train Robbery BBC One Production company
2012 The Fear Channel 4 Production company
2012 The Bletchley Circle ITV (TV channel) Production company
2012 — Present Line of Duty BBC Two Production company
2011 United (TV drama) BBC Two Production company
2010 Pulse BBC Three Production company
2008 Hancock & Joan BBC Four Production company
2008 Never Better BBC Two Production company
2007 Lilies (BBC TV series) BBC One Production company
2007 Party Animals (TV series) BBC One Production company
2007 Rough Diamond (TV series) BBC One Production company
2007 Saddam’s Tribe Channel 4 Production company
2007 This Life + 10 BBC Two Production company
2006 Goldplated Channel 4 Production company
2004 — 2006 No Angels (TV series) Channel 4 Production company
2006 Perfect Day – The Millennium Channel 5 (UK) Production company
2006 Perfect Day – The Funeral Channel 5 Production company
2005 Outlaws BBC Two Production company
2005 Perfect Day – The Wedding Channel 5 Production company
2004 Ahead of the Class ITV Production company
2004 Murder Prevention Channel 5 Production company
2003 Love Again BBC Two Production company
2002 Buried (TV series) Channel 4 Production company
2002 Trance SKY Production company
2000 — 2001 Attachments (TV series) BBC Two Production company
1996 — 2001 Ballykissangel BBC One Production company
2001 Men Only Channel 4 Production company
2001 Table 12 BBC Two Production company
2000 Black Cab BBC Two Production company
2000 Rough Treatment ITV Production company
1998 — 2000 The Cops (TV series) BBC Two Production company
1998 Ultraviolet (TV serial) Channel 4 Production company
1996 — 1997 This Life BBC Two Production company
1997 The Heart Surgeon BBC One Production company
1994 — 1996 Cardiac Arrest (TV series) BBC One Production company
1996 Hostile Waters (film) HBO & BBC Production company
1996 Sharman (TV series) CARLTON Production company
1995 Beautiful Thing (film) Film4 Production company
1995 Christmas Channel 4 Production company
1995 Guardians Channel 4 Production company
1995 Holed Channel 4 Production company
1995 The Turnaround CARLTON Production company
1992 — 1994 Between the Lines (TV series) BBC One Production company
1992 Wide Eyed & Legless BBC Two Production company
1991 Reconstructed Heart Channel 4 Production company


  • 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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Mark Sweney (2012-02-16). "This Life and Party Animals producer bought by Ipswich Town owner | Media |". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-01-25.