|Founded||March 20, 1990London, Englandin|
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Cops (BBC2, 1998–99), which was so controversial in its depiction of the police force that official police advice was withdrawn for the second series.
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
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.
Takeover by ITV plc
ITV plc announced in May 2017 that they had taken over World Productions. As a result of the deal, World Productions became a unit of ITV Studios and ITV Studios Global Entertainment began distributing all future series internationally.
In 2018, the series Bodyguard which World Productions produced, become the most watched TV show in the UK since 2008. Achieving approximately 10.4 million viewers throughout the programme.
|Year(s)||Television title||Television channel|
|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||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/BBC One|
|2008||Hancock and Joan||BBC Four|
|2008||Never Better||BBC Two|
|2007||Party Animals||BBC One|
|2007||Rough Diamond||BBC One|
|2007||Saddam's Tribe||Channel 4|
|2007||This Life + 10||BBC Two|
|2004–2006||No Angels||Channel 4|
|2006||Perfect Day – The Millennium||Channel 5|
|2006||Perfect Day – The Funeral||Channel 5|
|2005||Perfect Day – The Wedding||Channel 5|
|2004||Ahead of the Class||ITV|
|2004||Murder Prevention||Channel 5|
|2003||Love Again||BBC Two|
|2001||Men Only||Channel 4|
|2001||Table 12||BBC Two|
|2000||Black Cab||BBC Two|
|1998–2000||The Cops||BBC Two|
|1996–1997||This Life||BBC Two|
|1997||The Heart Surgeon||BBC One|
|1994–1996||Cardiac Arrest||BBC One|
|1996||Hostile Waters||HBO & BBC|
|1992–1994||Between the Lines||BBC One|
|1992||Wide Eyed & Legless||BBC Two|
-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
-United -Prix Europa Nomination Best Drama
-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
-Party Animals -Broadcast Press Guild Nomination – Best Drama Series
-Perfect Day -Rose D'Or Nomination – Best Comedy
-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
-Murder Prevention -RTS Craft and Design Award – Best Sound
-Love Again -RTS Awards Nomination – Best Single Drama -BANFF Awards Nomination – Best Single Drama
-Buried -BAFTA Award – Best Drama Series
-Men Only -BAFTA Nomination – Best New Writer
-The Cops -BAFTA Nomination – Best Drama Series
-World Productions -won BAFTA Television Craft Award Special Achievement Award
-The Cops -BAFTA TV Award – Best Drama Series
-The Cops -BAFTA TV awards – Best Drama Series -RTS Awards – Best Drama Series
-Ballykissangel -Broadcasting Press Guild – Best Actor – Tony Doyle
-This Life -RTS Television Award – Best Drama Series -BAFTA TV Award – Best Actress – Daniela Nardini
-This Life -The Writers' Guild of Great Britain – Best Original TV Drama Series -South Bank Show Award for TV Drama
-Ballykissangel -Royal Television Society – Best Drama Series -National TV Awards – Most Popular Actress – Dervla Kirwin
-Cardiac Arrest -BAFTA Nomination – Best Editing
-Between The Lines -BAFTA Award – Best Drama
-Between The Lines -Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award – Best Drama Series
-Between The Lines -Broadcasting Press Guild – Best Drama Series
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- "WORLD PRODUCTIONS LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- 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.
- "ITV Studios acquires Line of Duty Producer World Productions". Press Centre. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- Mitchell, Robert (2 May 2017). "ITV Studios Takes Over World Productions". Variety. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- "Bodyguard most watched BBC drama in 10 years". BBC News. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.