A selection of some of the television programmes, feature films and commercial campaigns we've worked on.
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Moving On, Series 5

Moving On, Series 5

Television

Moving On Series 5 explores contemporary issues, from compulsive shoplifting and alopecia to sibling rivalry, family secrets and acrimonious divorce. A stellar cast includes: Natalie Gumede, Anita Dobson, Anthony Flanagan, Jo Joyner, Lee Ingleby, Duncan Preston, Ray Fearon , Emma Cuniffe, Sharon Horgan, Craig Kelly, Taj Atwal, Amy Nuttall, Ramon Tikaram, Jo-Anne Knowles, Rosalind Ayres, Emma Lowndes and Keith Barron.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producer: Colin McKeown
Producer: Donna Molloy
Directors: Johnny Vegas, Robert Glenister, Noreen Kershaw, Gary Williams

Dani's Castle, Series 2

Dani's Castle, Series 2

Television

In the new series Dani has moved on. She's a Hollywood star now, but Bogmoor Castle is still her home and if she can't be there in person, she can at least be a font of wisdom on the webcam. The show stars Dani Harmer, Shannon Flynn, Kieron Alleyne and Richard Wisker, who are struggling to run the dilapidated Bogmoor Castle.

Production

Company: CBBC
Executive Producers: Elaine Sperber, Melissa Hardinge
Producers: Raymond Lau, Elaine Sperber
Directors: Dez McCarthy, Delyth Thomas, Rebecca Gatward

Moving On, Series 4

Moving On, Series 4

Television

The fourth series of Moving On marks directorial debuts for Johnny Vegas and Robert Glenister. Johnny directs fellow comic Jason Manford, alongside Rebekah Staton in "Amore". The series features an international cast including Bjarne Henriksen, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Paul McGann, Matthew Kelly, Barbara Flynn, Rob James Collier and Sally Carman.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Noreen Kershaw, Pauline Harris, Robert Glenister, Johnny Vegas

Lapland

Lapland

Television

Sue Johnston plays Eileen Lewis, the recently widowed matriarch of the chaotic Lewis clan, a large, close-knit and dysfunctional Birkenhead family who decide to spend Christmas in Lapland. Written by Olivier and BAFTA winner Michael Wynne, the cast included Elizabeth Berrington, Julie Graham, William Ash, Stephen Graham and Keith Barron.

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producer: Anne Gilchrist
Producer: Rosemary McGowan
Director: Catherine Morshead

Phoenix Nights, Series 2

Phoenix Nights, Series 2

Television

Written by and starring Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Neil Fitzmaurice, Phoenix Nights is a critically acclaimed cult sitcom about bad-tempered, wheelchair-bound, club owner Brian Potter and his staff and patrons of The Phoenix Club. Also starring Steve Edge, Justin Moorhouse, Daniel Kitson ,Paddy McGuiness, Jo-Anne Knowles, Ted Robbins and Janice Connolly.

Production

Company: Channel 4 Television
Executive Producer: Phil McIntyre
Producer: Henry Klejdys
Director: Peter Kay

Awards

BAFTA Nomination - Best Comedy, 2003
British Comedy Awards - Best Comedy, 2003

Planet Of The Apemen

Planet Of The Apemen

Television

Filmed in South Africa and starring Ray Fearon, Gary Carr and Jimmy Akingbola, the two part mini-series shows the story of how Homo Sapiens once shared the Earth with other species of hominid, and how, against all the odds, we survived. The first episode shows Homo Sapiens in India 75,000 years ago, when they encounter Homo Erectus and are forced to cross the Thar Desert to reach the sea. The second episode based 35,000 years ago, encountering Neanderthals in Europe.

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producers: Michael Mosley, Ailsa Orr
Directors: Tony Mitchell, Dave Stewart

Waterloo Road, Series 8

Waterloo Road, Series 8

Television

Our eighth Series of Waterloo Road sees the production relocated from Rochdale to Greenock, Scotland. With the move comes new characters including the Barry Family, lead by fierce matriarch Carol (Zoe Lucker), and Angus Deayton as the new French teacher. The series also marks the departure of Tom Clarkson (Jason Done), in a dramatic series finale.

Production

Company: Shed Productions
Executive Producer: Cameron Roach
Producers: Lizzie Gray, Nicola Larder
Director: Various

Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere

Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere

Television

Max and Paddy is a six part spin-off from Phoenix Nights and follows the misadventures of the two doormen "Max" Bygraves (Peter Kay) and "Paddy" O'Shea (Paddy McGuinness) as they wind their way around Britain in a campervan. The series featured notable cameos from Brendan O'Carrol (Mrs Brown's Boys) and Slade frontman Noddy Holder.

Production

Company: Channel 4 Television
Executive Producer: Phil McIntyre
Producer: Lesley McNeil
Director: Peter Kay

Being Eileen

Being Eileen

Television

Following the success of Lapland, the one-off Christmas special which achieved an audience of nearly 7 million, Being Eileen was commissioned for six 30-minute episodes and continues the story of the Lewis family from Birkenhead. Starring Sue Johnston, Elizabeth Berrington, Julie Graham, William Ash and Dean Andrews.

Production

Executive Producer: Peter Thornton
Producer: Rosemary McGowan
Director: Susan Tully

Off Their Rockers

Off Their Rockers

Television

Off Their Rockers is a hidden camera series that shows senior citizens turning the tables on unsuspecting members of the public in a series of funny and unexpected pranks. Featuring a cast of real OAP's ranging from 67 to 84 years old. The first series was very well received and a second series has just been commissioned.

Production

Company: Sky One
Executive Producers: Murray Boland, Mobashir Dar, Danielle Lux
Directors: Myles Jenkins, Andy Brown

Secret State

Secret State

Television

Inspired by Chris Mullin's novel, A Very British Coup, Gabriel Byrne stars as Tom Dawkins, the reluctant hero at the heart of this contemporary conspiracy thriller who finds himself thrust into the spotlight of front-line politics when he least expects it, and risks everything by taking on the might of the Establishment. We cast many of the northern actors including Al Weaver, Mark Noble, Jason Done, and Kriss Dosangh amongst others.

Production

Company: Company Pictures
Executive Producers: George Faber, Ed Fraiman, Jason Newmark, Charles Pattinson
Producer: Johann Knobel
Director: Ed Fraiman

Moving On, Series 3

Moving On, Series 3

Television

Moving On is a platform for new writing and directing talent with Executive Producer Jimmy McGovern. One of the writers John Fay made his directorial debut and described the series as a "Play For Today, which is fantastic". Series three covers themes like gambling addiction, depression, and an army wife trying to cope while her husband is on service. The cast includes Fay Ripley, Reece Dinsdale, Dean Lennox Kelly, Christine Bottomley, Eva Pope, Sally Philips and Warren Brown.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producers: Colin McKeown, Jimmy McGovern, Liam Keelan
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Gary Williams, Ian Barber, John Fay

Inspector George Gently, Series 4

Inspector George Gently, Series 4

Television

Based on the Inspector Gently novels by Alan Hunter, the series is set in Northumberland and County Durham in the 1960's. Starring Martin Shaw as the eponymous inspector and Lee Ingleby as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus, the Series 4 cast included Neil Morrisey, Neil Dudgeon, Christine Bottomley, Vincent Regan, Mark Benton, Louise Delamere, Kay Wragg and Dean Lennox Kelly. We worked with Nick Renton and Gillies Mackinnon to cast 2 x 90 min episodes, "Goodbye China" and "Gently Northern Soul".

Production

Company: Company Pictures
Executive Producers: Johann Knobel, Claire Ingham
Producer: Caroline Levy
Directors: Nick Renton, Gillies McKinnon

Chop Socky Chooks

Chop Socky Chooks

Television

Aardman's Chop Socky Chooks are a trio of kung fu chickens who use their martial arts skills to battle the evil ruler of Wasabi World, Dr Wasabi, his henchman Bubba and his Ninja Chimps. Lead characters are voiced by Paterson Joseph (KO Joe), Shelley Longworth (Chick P), Rob Rackstraw (Chuckie Chan), Paul Kaye (Dr. Wasabi) and Rupert Degas (Bubba).

Production

Company: Aardman Animations
Producer: Christine Ponzevera
Director: Sergio Delfino

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

Television

The move from primary to secondary school can be an exciting but daunting one, this CBBC series Stepping Up focuses on children who are experiencing this transition across five exciting stand alone episodes. In the clip from "Tale of Two Cities" Owain, recently moved from Wales to Manchester, is dreading his first day of secondary school. Much to his parent's concern, his only friend is his pet hen Bronwyn. From the writers of Moving On, each episode focuses on a different town in the UK and stars a cast of children from London, Wales, Liverpool and Manchester.

Production

Company: CBBC
Executive Producer: Colin McKeown
Producer: Donna Molloy
Directors: Ian Barber, Julia Ford

Johnny And The Bomb

Johnny And The Bomb

Television

Based on a novel by Sir Terry Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb deals with the consequences of time travel as teenager Johnny Maxwell stumbles upon a time machine when he helps an old woman. The three-part adaptation starred George MacKay (Johnny), Zoë Wanamaker (Mrs Tachyon), Frank Finlay (Johnny's grandad) and Keith Barron (Sir Walter).

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producer: Jon East
Producer: Peter Tabern
Director: Dermot Kelly

Jinx

Jinx

Television

Jinx is based on the successful book trilogy Lulu Baker by Fiona Dunbar. Lulu, played by Amber Beattie, may be your typical teen but she has a very cool secret, she's the proud owner of a magic cookbook. Life would be perfect except that the book's guardian, Cookie played by Chizzy Akudolu, is a mischievous imp and her recipes never quite turn out as Lulu planned.

Production

Company: Kindle Entertainments
Executive Producers: Sue Nott, Connal Orton, Melanie Stokes
Producer: Bernard Krichefski
Directors: Angelo Abela, Matt Bloom

I'm With Stupid

I'm With Stupid

Television

Paul Henshall, Mark Benton, Ruth Jones and Steve Edge head the cast of this critically acclaimed comedy that follows the unlikely relationship between Paul, a wheelchair user, and a homeless man called Sheldon. The series was written by Danny Peak (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) who also wrote the pilot episode.

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producer: Kenton Allen
Producer: Jon Mountague
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

Awards

RTS Comedy Award, 2005

Moving On, Series 2

Moving On, Series 2

Television

With good critical reception and impressive ratings for the first series, a second series of Moving On was commissioned comprising of ten episodes. Once again, BAFTA and Emmy award winner Executive Producer Jimmy McGovern, created a top notch series with a fantastic cast including the likes of the late Anna Massey and Corin Redgrave, Hannah Gordon, John Simm, Jenny Agutter and Ewen Bremner, plus the directorial debut of Dominic West.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producer: Jimmy McGovern
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Dominic West, Julia Ford, Noreen Kershaw, Gary Williams, Illy

Planet Sketch

Planet Sketch

Television

Aardman's sketch show introduces off-beat characters with outrageous behaviour and unforgettable catchphrases. The show is an absurdly funny but accurate reflection of children's lives and concerns. Voiced by Morwenna Banks and Gordon Kennedy amongst others, the programme features characters like Ninja Handyman, Parping Ponies and Dr Inosaur.

Production

Company: Aardman Animations
Executive Producer: Beth Stevenson
Producer: Sarah Fell
Director: Andy Wyatt

Moving On, Series 1

Moving On, Series 1

Television

The first five episodes of Moving On are all linked by one central theme - how to "move on" and reach a turning point in your life. It was written by both up-and-coming and experienced writers, all personally chosen by BAFTA winner and Executive Producer Jimmy McGovern. An impressive cast included Sheila Hancock, Lee Boardman, Dervla Kirwan, Lesley Sharp, Ian Hart and Richard Armitage.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producer: Jimmy McGovern
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Richard Standeven, Gary Williams, Illy

Clay

Clay

Television

Set in the early 1960s, Clay is an enigmatic and thought provoking, supernatural drama. Based on the novel by award-winning author David Almond, it tells of an encounter between two boys, altar boy Davie Hagan and a mysterious outsider, Stephen Rose. The programme also features Imelda Staunton as Crazy Mary, Stephen's ultra-religious aunt.

Production

Company: Childsplay
Executive Producer: Jon East
Producer: Peter Tabern
Director: Andrew Gunn

Waterloo Road, Series 7

Waterloo Road, Series 7

Television

Robson Green and Mark Benton join the cast as site manager Rob Scotcher and Maths teacher Daniel Chalk respectively. Debra Stephenson also joins the show as Rob's estranged wife Naomi. The new term brings challenges for new Headmaster Michael Byrne (Alec Newman), who takes over from Karen Fisher (Amanda Burton), and finds his tough approach clashes with staff and pupils.

Production

Company: Shed Productions
Executive Producer: Sharon Hughff
Producers: Tom Mullens, Lucy Allan
Director: Various

Waterloo Road, Series 4

Waterloo Road, Series 4

Television

Waterloo Road is a drama set in a troubled school in North Manchester. Originally commissioned for eight episodes, the hugely popular show is now reaching it's ninth series. In this clip from Series 4 Maxine Barlow, played by Ellie Paskell, is tragically killed when her relationship with psychotic boyfriend Earl Kelly (Reece Noi), comes to an explosive end. We cast the Kelly family including Sambuca (Holly Kenny), Marley (Luke Bailey) and Denzil (Reece Douglas).

Production

Company: Shed Productions
Producer: Sharon Hughff
Director: Minkie Spiro

Cold Feet, Series 5

Cold Feet, Series 5

Television

In Series 5, we cast Richard Armitage as fitness instructor Lee. Romantically linked with Karen and David's Spanish nanny Ramona, played by Jacey Salles he is also the catalyst of Pete and Jo's break-up when he sleeps with Jo, played by Kimberley Joseph. The final series is also notable for the unexpected death of Helen Baxendale's character Rachel, with that episode bringing record viewing figures for ITV. Since airing the series has been broadcast in over 34 countries and has been remade for local audiences in both the United States and Europe.

Production

Company: Granada Television
Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
Producer: Spencer Campbell
Directors: Ciaran Donnelly, Simon Delaney, Tim Sullivan

Cold Feet, Series 3

Cold Feet, Series 3

Television

Although Cold Feet is set in Manchester and was primarily filmed there for all five years, filming occasionally went overseas to locations such as Belfast, Paris and Sydney. In this clip we cast Sean McGinley, who plays disgruntled driver Roy, who has to escort the three male leads Adam, Pete and David around Belfast on Adam's stag weekend. The third series achieved Emmy and BAFTA nominations for actress Fay Ripley, director Jon Jones and writer David Nicholls.

Production

Company: Granada Television
Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
Producers: Christine Langan, Spencer Campbell
Directors: Simon Delaney, Jon Jones, Tim Whitby

Awards

BAFTA Nominated

Cold Feet, Series 2

Cold Feet, Series 2

Television

Cold Feet is a comedy drama series principally written by Mike Bullen. The story follows three couples experiencing the highs and lows of romance, Adam and Rachel (James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale), Pete and Jenny (John Thomson and Fay Ripley) and Karen and David (Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst). The five series won over twenty prestigious awards, with the first picking up the coveted Rose d'Or at the Montreux Television Festival. We provided additional casting throughout the series including, in this clip, Ricky Tomlinson and Hugh Dancy.

Production

Company: Granada Television
Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
Producer: Christine Langan
Directors: Tom Hooper, Tom Vaughan, Pete Travis

Awards

RTS Award - Best Comedy Drama
New York Awards 200 - Best Comedy
British Comedy Awards - Best Comedy Drama