Independent production companies

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Wildlife series boom turns Bristol into ‘Green Hollywood’
English city becomes hub for independent production firms making innovative nature shows

Patrick Barkham

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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River Cottage chef’s TV production company sold off after going bust
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will still work with KEO Films under new owner, which is trying to repay some debts

Jim Waterson

26, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bafta-winning TV firm accused of mishandling sexual assault complaint
Exclusive: Two women allege Left Bank Pictures acted to protect accused colleague and minimise severity of his behaviour

Sirin Kale

21, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Pitfalls of the BBC using independent production companies | Letter
Letters: The corporation already works with independents and is highly innovative, but is hampered by government policies, writes Steve Elliot

Letters

25, Sep, 2020 @3:44 PM

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Streaming could kill UK independent film industry, experts say
Producer highlights how making movies for Netflix is easier than finding funding for cinema releases

Dalya Alberge

07, Jul, 2019 @2:36 PM

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Netflix and Amazon spent £150m on British-made shows last year
Streaming services help drive UK TV production sector to record £2.7bn in revenues

Mark Sweney

03, Sep, 2018 @11:01 PM

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A new channel backed by £30m? The BBC is selling Scotland short | Kevin McKenna
Once the flagship news show is paid for there will be little left for original programming

Kevin McKenna

22, Apr, 2018 @5:05 AM

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Daisy Goodwin says she was groped at No 10 during Cameron years
High-profile TV producer says Downing Street official touched her breast after a dinner

Graham Ruddick Media editor

14, Nov, 2017 @8:38 AM

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Snub TV: cult music show that unearthed the underground
The no-frills cable show captured 80s and 90s bands at their most bonkers – from Napalm Death’s growling mayhem to New Order calling U2’s singer ‘that bongo guy’. Co-founder Pete Fowler explains why nothing else has come close

Daniel Dylan Wray

06, Jun, 2017 @10:04 AM

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TV company behind Question Time could sell for up to £300m
Welsh-based international media firm Tinopolis is considered the UK’s last remaining truly independent television producer

Mark Sweney

15, Mar, 2017 @3:54 PM

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Star Wars and Trainspotting sequels help UK film production break records
Some 200 movie shoots spent £1.6bn in Britain in 2016, a rise of 13% on the previous year, reveal new BFI statistics

Catherine Shoard

26, Jan, 2017 @4:43 PM

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Simon Vaughan: from starring in Grange Hill to making War and Peace
The Lookout Point co-CEO discusses a new venture that aims to help writers get shows made without a network on board

Tara Conlan

15, Jan, 2017 @12:00 PM

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