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Encyclopedia > Granada Productions
Granada Productions
Type Public
Founded 1955
Headquarters
Industry Media
Products Television
Owner ITV plc
Website granadamedia.com

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Since January 2006, the company has used the name ITV Productions when making programmes for the ITV family of channels. Productions for other broadcasters and internationally are still credited to Granada Productions. Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990...

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Granada is the largest commercial TV producer in the UK, creating over 3,500 hours of original programming each year across all genres except news.


Many brands on UK television are part of the Granada family, including Britain’s most watched programme, Coronation Street; Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Marple and Agatha Christie's Poirot, Brainiac: Science Abuse, University Challenge, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, Parkinson, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, The Jeremy Kyle Show and This Morning are all produced by Granada Productions. Coronation Street is an award winning British soap opera. ... For the 1994 debut album by The Cardigans, see Emmerdale (album). ... Heartbeat is a long-running British TV police drama series set in 1960s Yorkshire. ... Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. ... Agatha Christies Poirot (U.S. title Poirot) is a popular British television series starring David Suchet as Agatha Christies detective character Hercule Poirot. ... Brainiac: Science Abuse is a television programme showing in the UK on Sky One (and repeated on Sky Mix). ... University Challenge is a long-running British television quiz show, licensed and produced by Granada Television. ... Im a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here! is a UK reality television show in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts. ... Parkinson is a chat show presented by Michael Parkinson. ... Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway is a variety show shown in the UK on Saturday evenings on ITV (and repeated on ITV2). ... Tonight or Tonight with Trevor McDonald is the name of a British television newsmagazine, anchored by Sir Trevor McDonald and produced by Granada Television for the ITV network since 1999, when it replaced the long-running investigative series World In Action. ... Listen to this article ( info) in media player in browser This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2007-05-02, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... This Morning logo (ITV1) This Morning is a British, ITV1 daytime television programme that started on 3 October 1988 and includes celebrity guests, entertainment, advice, competitions and features. ...


Granada Productions also make the ITV Play show Make Your Play. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Granada produces programmes for UK television channels including the ITV Network, BBC One and BBC Two, Channel 4, Five and Sky One, based in key production centres in London, Manchester and Leeds, with a small internationally-focussed operation (Anglia Factual) in Norwich. The Bristol arm of the company closed in 2006[1]. Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990... BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Channel 4 is a public-service British television station, broadcast to all areas of the United Kingdom (and also the Republic of Ireland), which began transmissions in 1982. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Manchester shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Greater Manchester Admin HQ Manchester City Centre Founded 13th Century City Status 1853 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Manchester City Council Area  - Borough & City 115. ... Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ... Norwich (IPA: //) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England. ...


ITV Productions

ITV Productions comprises the following network production divisions from its predecessor companies: Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...

The production arm of Granada forms part of ITV Productions, and the division is also responsible for ITV's production facilities businesses The London Studios, 3sixtymedia at The Manchester Studios, The Leeds Studios, location hire company ProVision and Leeds-based post production companies Film Lab North and The Finishing School. Granada International and Granada Ventures are part of ITV Worldwide. Both arms are due to become part of a new Global Content division at ITV, led by former Dawn Airey (formerly of Five and BSkyB). This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Border Television (now legally known as ITV Border Ltd) is the ITV franchisee for the border region between England and Scotland (including the south of Scotland, much of Cumbria and, until December 2006, the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed), and also the Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man, owned... Carlton Television was the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licensee for London and the surrounding areas from 9:25am every Monday to 5. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... HTV Group plc is a television company, the ITV contractor of Wales and the West of England, owned by ITV plc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Meridian Broadcasting (ITV Meridian) is the holder of the ITV franchise for South and South East England. ... Tyne Tees Television is the ITV television contractor for North East England. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 5 (five) is the natural number following 4 and preceding 6. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the Ireland. ...


Granada America

The Sherman Oaks, California and New York-based US arm, Granada America, is one of the Top 3 largest international commercial producers for the US market. In Summer of 2005 they had more primetime network programming on air in the US than any other producer.


Granada America is a major force in acquiring, developing and producing Hollywood TV movies, scripted series and reality programming for US networks and the international market, with over 25 Granada shows on US TV every week. ...


A leading producer of reality programming, Granada America has shows in production at many of the major broadcast and cable networks, including Hell's Kitchen and Nanny 911 for Fox, Hit Me Baby One More Time and Little Friends for NBC, But Can They Sing? and Celebrity Fit Club for VH1, Airline, The First 48 and House Of Dreams for A&E and Room Raiders for MTV. Hells Kitchen (US) is the name of a cooking-based reality show. ... Nanny 911 is a reality television show in the United States, which airs on FOX (and airs in the UK on ITV2, whose sister company, Granada America, produce the show). ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Hit Me Baby One More Time is a 2005 reality show first aired by ITV on British television and a US version was done later for NBC; both presented by Vernon Kay. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... But Can They Sing? is a reality television series that premiered on October 30th, 2005 on VH1 as part of its celebreality programming. ... Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Airline is an American television reality show that showcases the daily happenings of passengers, ground workers and on-board staff members of Southwest Airlines. ... The First 48 is an American reality television show based on homicide detective units in various cities across America, including Dallas, Memphis, Phoenix, Miami, and San Francisco. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Room Raiders is a dating/reality series on MTV. On the show, three single men or women have their rooms inspected, or raided by another single man or woman (usually a member of the opposite sex, but some episodes are gay-themed). ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ...


In 2006, Granada, in association with RTL Group, produced a US version of Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon. RTL Group is Europes largest TV, radio and production company, and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. ... Gameshow Marathon is a British game show, broadcasted from 2005 to present on ITV1. ...


Granada America is also one of the largest producers and distributors of Hollywood TV movies. An average of 12 Hollywood TV movies are produced or acquired by Granada America each year and regularly feature big name stars such as Molly Shannon in 12 Days of Christmas Eve, Jason Priestly in The Reality Of Love, Farrah Fawcett in Hollywood Lives, based on Jackie Collins’ best selling novel, Anne Heche in Dead Will Tell, Melanie Griffith in Lethal Seduction, Aiden Quinn and Mary Louise Parker in Unexpected Journey and Susan Sarandon in Icebound. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jason Priestley (born August 28, 1969), actor, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Farrah Fawcett (b. ... Jacqueline Jill Jackie Collins (born 4 October 1937), is a British-born novelist. ... Anne Celeste Heche (IPA: ) (born May 25, 1969) is an American actress, director and screenwriter. ... Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957 in New York City) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. ... Mary-Louise Parker. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


The Chief Executive Officer of Granada America is David Gyngell, son of the late Bruce Gyngell, the former managing director of ITV breakfast franchisee TVam. TV-am was a breakfast television station that broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1992. ...


Granada Australia

Granada Productions Australia is one of Australia’s leading independent television producers. Established in 1998, Granada Productions has grown to the point where it now produces over 120 hours of television every year.


The company was originally Artist Services, a company formed by a group of investors including Steve Vizard, producing many shows such as Fast Forward, Full Frontal and SeaChange. Granada purchased the company in the late 1990's. this page is a load of crap! Steve William Vizard, born 1956 in Richmond, Victoria and educated at Carey Baptist Grammar School is an Australian media personality and businessman. ... Fast Forward was an Australian commercial television sketch comedy show that ran for 94 episodes from 12 April 1989 to 26 November 1992. ... Full Frontal was a highly praised Australian sketch comedy series which debuted in 1993. ... Seachange may refer to: Look up seachange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Its core business is to produce and develop television shows across all genres primarily for the Australasian television market. Its current slate includes the new hit show for the Seven Network Dancing with the Stars; Mars Venus for W on Foxtel; the acclaimed show Merrick and Rosso Unplanned, World Comedy Unplugged and Celebrity Super Powers for the Nine Network; the FOX8 hit, Australia's Next Top Model and the new show for Network Ten, Australian Princess. Australasia is the area that includes Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and the many smaller islands in the vicinity, most of which are the eastern part of Indonesia. ... Dancing with the Stars is an Australian television series based on the British Strictly Come Dancing. ... W is the name of an Australian television channel which broadcasts programs of special interest to women on the cable and satellite pay TV network, Foxtel. ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... FOX8 is an Australian cable network owned by Foxtel and available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Televisions subscription platforms. ... Australias Next Top Model is an Australian reality television show that is broadcast on the Australian subscription television channel FOX8, carried by Foxtel, Optus Television, and Austar. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three commercial television networks, available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Granada Germany

Granada Germany is one of Germany's top five television producers.


Ich Bin Ein Star - Holt Mich Hier Raus!, Granada's German production of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! is one of the most successful entertainment shows ever on leading channel RTL, with two series produced in 2004. Im a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here! is a UK reality television show in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts. ... RTL (formerly RTL plus) is a large German commercial television station distributed via cable and satellite along with DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial) in larger population centers. ...


Other recent Granada productions include three MANIA shows, celebrity music talent show Star Duell and Deutschlands Beste Doppelgänger (Stars And Their Doubles) for RTL, and East-West German comedy Ei Verbibbsch for Sat.1. Sat. ...


Granada International

Granada International is Britain’s leading commercial distributor, representing more than 35,000 hours of programming across all genres from Granada’s own production teams and independent producers.


Distributing to over 155 territories worldwide, Granada International’s portfolio includes the largest British feature film collection, including Brief Encounter, and the Carry On... films. Also a part of this collection is the ITC Entertainment feature film library, including The Eagle Has Landed, The Return of the Pink Panther, and On Golden Pond. The television library features programming by most of the major ITV companies (except Thames Television, which belongs to RTL Group) including award-winning drama titles such as Prime Suspect, Dr. Zhivago (2002 miniseries), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Inspector Morse and Agatha Christie's Poirot, through to innovative formats, captivating children’s shows, star-studded Hollywood TV movies, stunning wildlife documentaries and outstanding factual programming. Brief Encounter (1945) is a British film directed by David Lean starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. ... The Carry On films were a long-running series of British low-budget comedy films, directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers. ... The ITC Entertainment logo The Incorporated Television Company (ITC) was founded by television mogul Lew Grade in 1954. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... On Golden Pond (1981) was a successful Broadway play written by playwright Ernest Thompson which was turned into a successful and popular movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... RTL Group is Europes largest TV, radio and production company, and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. ... Prime Suspect is a highly-acclaimed Granada Television police procedural television drama series of the decades of the 1990s and 2000s, which has been followed up by several sequels. ... Doctor Zhivago (Доктор Живаго) is a story of a man torn between two women, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, best known from the 1965 epic film adapted by Robert Bolt from the original novel by Boris Pasternak. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... The Forsyte Saga is the collective title of a series of novels by John Galsworthy. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Morse (left) as played by John Thaw in the television adaption (with Kevin Whately as Lewis (right)). Detective Chief Inspector Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the 33 episode TV series... Agatha Christies Poirot (U.S. title Poirot) is a popular British television series starring David Suchet as Agatha Christies detective character Hercule Poirot. ...


Granada International has also established strong relationships with key broadcasters and producers around the world, and is a major player in programme financing and co-production partnerships.


Current independent producer relationships include Wall to Wall (Ancient Egyptians, The Story Of Us), Darlow Smithson (Seconds From Disaster), Wark Clements (A Mother's Journey), Aardman (Creature Comforts), Chorion (Agatha Christie's Marple and Poirot), Carnival Films (Rosemary & Thyme) and Red Productions (Bob and Rose, Second Coming), with broadcaster relationships including A&E, WGBH, Mediaset, National Geographic, Discovery and NDR. It also produced the children's series Allsorts. Creature Comforts was originally a 1989 animated short film made in Britain about how animals feel about living in a zoo, and later became a series of commercials for Heat Electric. ... Rosemary & Thyme was a British television series that starred Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled WGBH-TV and WGBH (FM), accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Mediaset is an Italian commercial television network. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel distributed by Discovery Communications that provides non-fiction variety programming focused primarily on the themes of popular science, history, and knowledge about the world, which is showcases uasually as documentaries. ... Current logo of Norddeutscher Rundfunk. ... Gigglish Allsorts was a television programme for young children broadcast on CiTV in the early 1990s. ...


Granada International's sister company Granada Ventures is the publishing and consumer licensing division, responsible for merchandising and exploiting the rights of ITV Productions and third-party programmes (including CBeebies' Numberjacks).


See also

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ITV plc (LSE: ITV) is the British media company that operates 11 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ...

External links

  • Granada UK
  • Granada America
  • Granada Australia
  • Granada Germany
  • Granada International

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