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Granada Productions

Granada Productions is one of Europe's leading commercial television production and distribution companies.

As of January 2006, the company became known as ITV Productions when making programmes for the ITV family of channels. From 2009 all output became branded ITV Studios.

Full production history


Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Cold Feet. Image shows from L to R: Pete Gifford (John Thomson), Karen Marsden (Hermione Norris), David Marsden (Robert Bathurst), Jenny Gifford (Fay Ripley), Adam Williams (James Nesbitt). Cold Feet ITV Comedy Drama Comedy drama about three couples experiencing the ups-and-downs of romance.
TV The Royle Family. Image shows from L to R: Denise Royle / Best (Caroline Aherne), Dave Best (Craig Cash), Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson), Antony Royle (Ralf Little). The Royle Family BBC1 Sitcom The Royles are a family of couch potatoes who watch television in their dirty living room whilst chatting, arguing, and drinking copious amounts of tea and alcohol.
TV The Grimleys ITV Sitcom 1970s-set sitcom about Gordon Grimley, his family, and his love for a teacher at the local school.
TV My Wonderful Life ITV Comedy Drama Comedy drama following nurse Donna, finally rid of her useless husband and looking for love whilst raising their two young children.
TV The Mrs Merton Show. Mrs Merton (Caroline Aherne). Copyright: Granada Productions. The Mrs Merton Show BBC1 Chat Show Comic chat show. Agony aunt Mrs Merton interviews celebrities.
TV The Comedians ITV Stand-Up Long-running stand-up comedy series featuring Charlie Williams, Stan Boardman, Bernard Manning, Frank Carson and many more.
TV The Wheeltappers And Shunters Social Club. Copyright: Granada Productions. The Wheeltappers And Shunters Social Club ITV Variety Variety series set in a fictional northern working men's club.
Film All The Way Up. Image shows from L to R: Avril Hadfield (Vanessa Howard), Hilda Midway (Pat Heywood), Fred Midway (Warren Mitchell), Eileen Midway (Elaine Taylor), Daphne Dunmore (Adrienne Posta), Tom Midway (Kenneth Cranham). Copyright: Granada Productions. All The Way Up Film Comedy following one family's scheming attempts to climb the social ladder.
Film I Only Arsked! Film Big screen spin-off adventure based on hit ITV sitcom The Army Game.
Film Nearest And Dearest. Copyright: Hammer Film Productions. Nearest And Dearest Film Feature film spin-off from Granada's popular television sitcom Nearest And Dearest, about siblings Nellie and Eli Pledge running a pickle factory.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2010 TV Sitcom Above Their Station
2010 TV Comedy Drama Albert's Memorial
2009 TV Documentary Beyond A Joke
2009 TV Comedy Drama Boy Meets Girl
2008 TV Comedy Drama Clash Of The Santas
2008 TV Sketch Show Stanley Baxter: Now & Then
2008 TV Stand-Up We Are Most Amused
2006 TV Sitcom FM
1999 TV Sitcom Dark Ages
1998 TV Sitcom The Royle Family
1997 TV Comedy Drama Cold Feet
1997 TV Sitcom The Grimleys
1995 TV Chat Show The Mrs Merton Show
1992 TV Sitcom The Weekenders
1970 Film Film All The Way Up
1963 TV Sitcom Home From Home
1958 Film Film I Only Arsked!