STV Productions

Scotland’s STV expands by acquiring Barefaced TV from Argonon

Scottish broadcaster STV has added Argonon-owned Barefaced TV to its production interests, despite posting a loss of almost £5m ($6.75m) in its half-year results. STV will add the Rosie Bray and Lucy Golding-led company to its STV Studios division, which has been rebranded from STV Productions. The move, which means STV Studios now owns seven […]

TV2 Denmark alum Anette Romer emerges at Nordic prodco STV

TV2 Denmark’s former head of acquisitions Anette Romer has joined Nordic outfit STV Productions as a format consultant. Romer, who left TV2 at the end of June after more than three decades with the broadcaster, will be tasked with uncovering and securing rights to international formats for STV, which has offices in Norway and Sweden. […]

UK gameshow ‘Catchphrase’ first ITV series back to production

British broadcaster ITV has announced that its long-running gameshow Catchphrase will be the first entertainment series to resume filming once lockdown lifts. The show will begin filming on 6 July, with STV Productions working on 10 episodes to air on ITV and STV in autumn. STV Productions has put new protocols in place to ensure […]

STV Productions buys into ‘Patrick Melrose’ producer Two Cities as BBC Studios exits

UK-based STV Productions has taken a 25% stake in Patrick Melrose producer Two Cities Television, with former investor BBC Studios exiting as a result. Two Cities is run by Stephen Wright, the former head of drama for BBC Northern Ireland, and ex-BBC, Channel 4 and Universal Television exec Michael Jackson, who have worked on shows […]

Glenda Jackson returns to TV for BBC One’s ‘Elizabeth Is Missing’

Double Oscar winner Glenda Jackson (Women In Love, Elizabeth R) is to star in BBC One’s adaptation of Elizabeth Is Missing, marking her return to the screen after over 25 years. Adapted from Emma Healey’s novel by Andrea Gibb (Swallows And Amazons), Elizabeth Is Missing will be directed by Aisling Walsh (Room At The Top) […]

STV ups Armspach to head up drama

STV Productions has promoted Claire Armspach to the newly created role of head of drama development. The position has been created to enable the business to build on recent commissions in the genre. Filming has recently begun on STV thriller The Victim, a four-part thriller for BBC One starring Kelly Macdonald, John Hannah and James […]

C4 picks up Armoza’s Sex Tape

Channel 4 has commissioned Armoza Formats’ social experiment Sex Tape for broadcast later this year. The local adaptation will be produced by STV Productions and will be aired as a four-part series. Sex Tape will feature three couples each week who try and fix their relationships through sex therapy. They’ll film their love life for […]

STV’s MD Alan Clements to depart in Spring

STV Productions has confirmed that its managing director Alan Clements is to leave the company this May. Clements joined the company as director of content in 2008 and has since worked to create a multi-genre production company supplying major UK networks and international customers. A process is now in place to appoint a successor, according […]

STV taps Red Sky for first head of factual development

STV Productions has hired Rosy Marshall-McCrae as its head of factual development. The new position has been created to support STV’s plans for domestic and international growth by building on its strengths across specialist factual and documentaries. STV has already worked on a range of projects including Ross Kemp Behind Bars – Inside Barlinnie for […]