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  • The Production 100
    Tim Dams introduces Televisual’s exclusive Production 100 survey of the indie television sector, now in its 26th year, and finds the rise of the streamers is creating opportunity –but also plenty of anxiety. The report includes the top 100 indies, the
  • The Genre report: Factual TV
    Demand for factual is growing as channels fight ever harder for audiences. Televisual Factual Festival producer Pippa Considine reports
  • All the Fun of the Fair
    ITV and Amazon’s new Vanity Fair adaptation demanded a period drama with a modern sensibility. But how was that balancing act achieved? Jon Creamer reports
  • The Art of the Vfx Super
    Creativity, tech know-how and a cool head are essential attributes for a vfx supervisor. Three top supers tell Jon Creamer how they help create screen magic
  • Channel 4's big move
    Three cities are still in the running for the new out-of-London Channel 4 HQ and three for the two creative hubs. The indies in those cities say the potential prize is immense. Jon Creamer reports
  • IBC preview
    IBC is a great place to check out both new launches and to get your hands on something already announced at NAB. Here’s a small taste of what’s likely to be on offer
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Production 100, 2015 Back to Reports & survey Listing

81 Victory TV
(Sony Pictures TV) md Victoria Ashbourne creative dir Stuart Shawcross dir of prod Annie King turnover £3.6m hrs 36 key shows Draw It! (C4), Win Your Wish List (BBC1)

82 Flame
(Avalon) head of features Matthew Gordon turnover £3.5m hrs 77.25 key shows Heir Hunters (BBC1), Don’t Get Done Get Dom (BBC1), Saints & Scroungers (BBC1)

83 Comedy Unit
(Zodiak Media)
md Rab Christie
turnover £3.4m hrs 14
key shows Rab C Nesbitt: ‘Hoodie’ (BBC2), Scotland In A Day (C4), The Rory Review (BBC1 Scotland)

Part of Zodiak Media, The Comedy Unit is best known for its long running series Rab C Nesbitt - which began life starring Gregor Fisher back in 1990. The last outing was last year’s Christmas special, Hoodie.
In the past year, The Comedy Unit has also produced The Rory Review, featuring satirist Rory Bremner taking a comic look at the topics that got Scotland talking in 2014. Keeping with the Scottish focus, The Comedy Unit was also behind C4’s Scottish Referendum-pegged Scotland in a Day, Jack Docherty’s comedy focusing on life north of the border.
The Comedy Unit produces scripted comedy and entertainment across TV, radio, digital and theatre.
Run by managing director Rab Christie, Glasgow-based The Comedy Unit has ten staff and produced 14 hours of programming in the past year.
The Comedy Unit’s parent company Zodiak has just announced a merger with European production group Banijay, the latest in a round of superindie consolidation. Other indies in the Zodiak group include RDF Media, IWC, Touchpaper, Foundation, Red House and Bwark.

84 Nerd
(Red Arrow) md Jago Lee creative dir John Farrar turnover £3.3m hrs 15 key shows 90s: 10 Years That Changed The World (C4), Extreme Car Hoarders (Discovery)

85 Knickerbockerglory
exec prod Jonathan Stadlen head of dev Danny Whitfield turnover £3.05m hrs 21 key shows GP’s Behind Closed Doors (C5), South Side Story (BBC3)

86 Britespark Films
(Argonon) creative dir Nick Godwin head of dev Will Robson head of prod Nan Oliver turnover £3m hrs 7 key shows Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords (C5)

87 Red House
(Zodiak Media) md John Silver turnover £2.8m hrs 20 key shows Sarah Beeny’s Double Your House for Half the Money (C4), Sarah Beeny’s How to Sell Your Home (C4)

88 Back2back
md David Notman-Watt head of prod Fiona Fletcher head of dev Holly Bigsby turnover £2.72m hrs 20 key shows Webcam Girls (C5), Cars That Rock with Brian Johnson (Quest)

89 Indus
(Twofour Group/ITV Studios)  creative dir Jamie Balment dir of progs Lucy Carter turnover £2.7m hrs 18.5 key shows The Mekong River with Sue Perkins (BBC2)

90 3DD
ceo Dominic Saville coo Jennifer Bentley head of prod Lyndy Saville turnover £2.6m hrs 60 key shows Discovering Music, Discovering Film, The Vietnam War

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