STV Productions

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 […]

Remedy Scotland chief to lead daytime for STV Productions

Remedy Productions’ Scotland chief, Jim Regan, is joining STV Productions as head of daytime and popular factual. He takes on the newly created role at the Scottish prodco to develop new shows and oversee returning programmes such as Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Regan has been leading Remedy in Scotland, during which […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]