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Below is a list of some of the production companies that have produced British sitcoms. This page is work-in-progress - we will be adding details of other companies over the coming months.

Alomo Productions

A production company created by writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Alomo produced a few British sitcoms including a couple of big hitters - " Birds of a Feather " and " Goodnight Sweetheart ". Alomo was bought out by Pearson Television International in 1996 (now called FremantleMedia).

Contact: click here
See also: Alomo Productions IMDb Link

Artists Independent Films

Created " Mike Bassett: Manager " - that's all we know.

Associated Television (ATV)

ATV was a popular lightweight entertainment producer and broadcaster operating from 1955 until 1981 at which point it became Central TV (ITV Central). It is all a little confusing due to some further legal name changes we won't go into here. It is believed ITV Plc now hold the rights to all ATV programmes.

See also: ATV IMDb Link

Associated-Rediffusion Television

Associated-Rediffusion was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor for London between 1954 - 1968. The name and brand is now owned by Victor Lewis-Smith .

See also: ART IMDb Link

Assembly Film and Television

A small production company which produced " Black Books ". Part of Chrysalis Plc.

Contact: William Burdett-Coutts
Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London, England, W6 9RL

See also: Assembly Film and Television IMDb Link

Avalon Television

A modern company which has so far produced sitcoms such as " Darkplace ", " Time Gentlemen Please " and " Shane ".

Contact: Lee Tucker
4a Exmoor Street, London, England, W10 6BD
Phone: 0207 5987280
See also: Avalon Productions IMDb Link

Bellyache Productions

Produces TV comedy starring Leigh Francis. Their output has included " A Bear's Tail .

See also: Bellyache Productions IMDb Link

BBC British Broadcasting Corporation

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has proved a powerful force in 20th century sitcom production - as the biggest production company in the world it has un-surprisingly created hundreds of sitcoms listed on this website and continues to create new award winning comedy year in year out.

Website: &
Extra Information for Writers: Commissioning Website & GetWriting
See also: IMDb link to BBC produced programmes

BBC Contact Details
Full details -
Phone: 08700 100 222
Address: PO Box 1922, Glasgow, G2 3WT, United Kingdom
Email: online form

Baby Cow Productions

A successful production company founded by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal in 1999. Has already been involved in such audience-winning sitcoms as " Nighty Night ", " The Mighty Boosh " and " Ideal ".

Address: 77 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2ES
Phone: 0207 3991267
Email: [email protected]
See also: Baby Cow IMDb link

Big Bear Films

Producer of " My Hero ". Big Bear Films was formed in 1996 by two producer/directors, Marcus Mortimer and John Stroud. Both were keen to use their experience to hothouse new writers, as well as developing projects with more familiar talents.

See also: Big Bear Films IMDb link

Carlton Carlton Television

Carlton Television is one of the big ITV production companies and is also a regional broadcaster. In 2004 it merged with Granada to become part of ITV Plc. Carlton produced a number of sitcoms including " Barbara " and some programmes are still created under this brand name.

Address: ITV Plc Head Office, London Television Centre, London, SE1 9LT
Phone: 0870 600 6766
Email: [email protected]
For Writers: Commissioning
See also: Carlton IMDb link

Celador Productions

Celador is most famous for creating the worldwide hit game show "Who Want's To Be A Millionaire?" however it does have some comedy under it's belt too including " All About Me ".

Address: Celador Productions, 39 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LG
Phone: 0207 845 6999
See also: Celador IMDb link

BBC Channel 4 Television Corporation

Channel 4 was born in 1982 and has broadcast a number of excellent cult sitcoms. C4 is known for being cutting edge hence it has helped to create most the darker, more off-the-wall and adult rated sitcoms in our list. Most Channel 4 output is sourced through independant production companies.

Extra Information for Writers: Commissioning Website
See also: IMDb link to C4 produced programmes

Channel 4 Contact Details
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7306 8333
Address: Channel 4 Television, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX

Cinema Verity

Cinema Verity is a British independent television and film production company, founded in 1986 by Verity Lambert, the television producer.

Address: 1 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7NA
Phone: 020 7460 2777
Fax: 020 7371 3329
See also: Cinema Verity IMDb link

The Comedy Unit

A producer of some Scottish comedy shows.

Address: The Comedy Unit, Glasgow Media Park, Craigmont Street, Glasgow, G20 9BT
Phone: 0141 305 6666
See also: Celador IMDb link

DLT Entertainment Ltd.

An American-based company which mainly distributes sitcoms however has helped produce series such as " My Family " and " As Time Goes By ".

Phone (UK): (020) 7631 1184
Address: 10 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3RA
See also: Goodnight Vienna IMDb link

Goodnight Vienna Productions

Co-produces Peter Kay's comedy output including " Phoenix Nights " and " Max and Paddy ".

See also: Goodnight Vienna IMDb link

Granada Granada TV

Granada Television is of the big ITV production companies and is also one of the regional broadcasters. In 2004 it merged with Carlton to become part of ITV Plc. Granada produced a number of British sitcoms and some programmes are still created under this brand name.

Various emails / addresses - see website
See also: Granada IMDb link

Hartswood Films Ltd

Has produced some recent sitcoms for the BBC including " Coupling " and " Carrie and Barry " as well as some big hits such as " Men Behaving Badly ".

Phone: (020) 8607 8736
Address: Twickenham Studios, The Barons, Twickenham, TW1 2AW
See also: Hartswood IMDb link

Hat Trick Productions

Hat Trick Productions is one of the UK's most successful independent production companies. They have produced sitcoms including the award-winning " Father Ted ", " Game On " and " Drop the Dead Donkey ".

Address: 10 Livonia Street, London, W1F 8AF
Phone: 020 7434 2451
See also: Hat Trick IMDb link

Humphrey Barclay Productions

HBP produced a handful of TV series in the late 80s and early 90s, this included " Agony Again "

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IWC Media

A two-centre company based in London and Glasgow, IWC Media mainly focus on drama and factual progammes like "Location, Location, Location". IWC have started to branch out into comedy though - " Meet the Magoons " is their first offering.

Address: 3-6 Kenrick Place, London, W1U 6HD
Phone: 020 7317 2230

Kensington Films & Television

Producer of just " How Do You Want Me ".

See also: Kensington Films IMDb link

Little Mo Films

Lee Evan's personal production company.

See also:

Little Pond Television

Producer of just one television programme, " Beast ".

See also: Little Pond IMDb link

LWT London Weekend Television (LWT)

For 35 years, LWT was the ITV broadcaster in London at the weekend. In October 2002 LWT was integrated with the rest of the ITV regions to form ITV1 however some programmes are still produced under the LWT brand name. Sitcoms from LWT include " Agony " and " Bless Me Father ".

Contact: Web Form or ITV Plc
See also: LWT IMDb link

ME Films

Producer of just one sitcom, " The Adventures of Aggie ".

See also:

Noel Gay Television

Setup in 1987 NGT produced the infamous " Heil Honey I'm Home! ". No longer producing.

Website: (old umbrella organisation)

See also:

Objective Productions

Producer of some Channel 4 entertainment programmes including " Peep Show ".

Phone: 020 8348 5899
Fax: 020 8348 3277
Email: [email protected]
Address: 29 Mount View Road, London, N4 4SS

See also: Objective Productions IMDb link

Open Mike Productions

A production closely connected to stand-up comedians. Some of their well-known output includes Jonathan Ross' chat show and Jack Dee's shows. They're also the company behind comedies such as "That Peter Kay Thing".

Phone: 020 7434 4004
Fax: 020 7434 4045
Address: Hammer House, 113-117 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UN

See also: Open Mike Productions IMDb link

Ovation Entertainments

Producer of successful sitcoms " Early Doors " and " Phoenix Nights ". Owned by Phil McIntyre Promotions.

Phone: 0207 439 2270
Fax: 0207 439 2280
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2nd Floor, 35 Soho Square, London, W1 3QX

See also: Ovation IMDb link

Phil McIntyre Entertainment

Closely linked to Ovation Entertainments. Is owned by producer Phil McIntyre who has worked on shows by Peter Kay and Victoria Wood.

Phone: 0207 439 2270
Fax: 0207 439 2280
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2nd Floor, 35 Soho Square, London, W1 3QX

See also: Ovation IMDb link

Pozzitive Productions

Producer of " TLC " amongst others.

See also: Ovation IMDb link

Red Production Company

Setup in 1998 Red Production Company has created a number of sucessful comedy-dramas. " Dead Man Weds " was their first sitcom.

See also: Red Production Company IMDb link

Rude Boy Productions

Produces sitcoms by Fred Baron i.e. has produced the monster hit " My Family " and flop " According to Bex ".

See also: Rude Boy IMDb link

Saunders & French Productions

Production company owned by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Owns the rights to " Ab Fab ".

See also: Saunders and French IMDb link

Shazam Productions

Producers of " The Green Green Grass ".

See also: Saunders and French IMDb link

Talkback Thames talkbackThames (Talkback Productions & Thames Television)

TalkbackThames, owned by FremantleMedia, was created by merging Talkback Productions with Thames Television. Both of these production companies have a strong history of creating successful sitcom, their catalogue includes " Alan Partridge ", " Men Behaving Badly " and " Bless This House ". TalkbackThames is going from strength to strength, many of the new sitcoms and comedy programmes on ITV and Channel 4 are produced by this company.

Phone: 0207 861 8000
Address: 20 - 21 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PG
See also: Talkback Productions IMDb link (talkback) Thames TV IMDb link (thames)

Tiger Aspect Productions

Tiger Aspect is one of the UK's most successful independent television producers, prolific across a broad range of programme genres. Their comedy output includes " Mr Bean ", " Gimme, Gimme, Gimme " and " The Thin Blue Line ".

Phone: 0207 434 6700
Address: Tiger Aspect Productions, 7 Soho Street, London, W1D 3DQ
Email: [email protected]
See also: Tiger Aspect Productions IMDb link


Producer of some Channel 4 sitcoms including " Little Armadillos ".

YTV Yorkshire Television (YTV)

Established in 1968 YTV is a regional producer which created such sitcoms as " The New Statesman ". Now part of ITV Plc along with many of the other regional ITV companies.

Contact: Web Form or ITV Plc
See also: LWT IMDb link

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