Granada Studios, former home to Granada Television - the most successful ITV franchise and one of the most successful British television production companies
New Broadcasting House on Oxford Road, former home of BBC Manchester, now demolished

The City of Manchester and its surrounding area has a strong heritage for television broadcasting. The city is home to the oldest television studios in the UK and the most successful ITV franchisee, Granada Television. Manchester's most famous television exports include Coronation Street, Seven Up!, Songs of Praise, University Challenge, Question of Sport and Mastermind - all of which are still broadcasting to large audiences today. Granada's productions gradually waned in the 2000s, but it is hoped the BBC move to Salford Quays in 2011 will spawn a new era of television broadcasting in the area. Manchester also has a high correlation of successful television drama series,[1] with many being produced and filmed in Manchester and the surrounding areas.[2]

Television broadcasting in Manchester is currently undergoing a major transition with the famous Granada Studios and New Broadcasting House being demolished by 2013 to be replaced by MediaCityUK and The Sharp Project. Both the BBC and ITV have promised to invest more in the North and Manchester will be the base for these operations. MediaCityUK, located two miles from Manchester City Centre, will act as a new second home for the BBC and ITV away from London.

This is a list of television programmes that are/were either set, produced or filmed in Manchester.[3][4] The Media in Manchester page provides a more in depth look at the history of broadcasting and media in Manchester.

Background

The city has had a long heritage of producing programmes at various studios, most notably at ITV's Granada Studios and the BBC's New Broadcasting House. Dock10 studios is located in MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, a couple of miles (about three kilometres) outside Manchester city centre. The Studios at Dock10 is now home to BBC North and ITV Granada since 2013, along with other departments transferred north.

Most television programmes produced in Manchester have been done so by Granada Television, the most successful ITV franchisee who are based at Granada Studios in Manchester. The BBC through BBC North also have a key influence in Manchester and the corporation sees Manchester along with Bristol and London as its main broadcasting centres.

Productions in Manchester

Manchester has two main production units in Granada Television at Granada Studios and BBC Manchester at New Broadcasting House and both share a joint venture in 3SixtyMedia. Smaller Manchester based production companies such as Red Production Company and more recently RSJ Films led by writer Jimmy McGovern have consistently used Manchester and north as a background for drama.

Manchester has been used as a setting for many TV programmes with its industrial past, quirky cultural modern atmosphere or working roots. Some programmes are set in Manchester but weren't filmed or produced there, as in the case of Father & Son, a 2010 drama which was broadcast on ITV.

Programme Year Production Broadcaster Notes
What the Papers Say 1956–2008 Granada Television ITV/Channel 4/BBC Two Produced at Granada Studios. Became the first programme made by an ITV company for the BBC (Continues as a Radio Broadcast on BBC Radio 4).
The Army Game 1957–61 Granada Television ITV
Criss Cross Quiz 1957–67 Granada Television ITV
Concentration 1959–60 Granada Television ITV
Biggles 1960 Granada Television ITV Produced at Granada Studios
All Our Yesterdays 1960–73, 1987–89 Granada Television ITV
Coronation Street 1960–present Granada Television ITV Filmed in at MediaCityUK in Salford. Longest running serial TV soap drama in the world
Songs of Praise 1961–present BBC Religion and Ethics (BBC Manchester) BBC One Produced at New Broadcasting House at BBC Manchester
Take a Letter 1962–64 Granada Television ITV
The Odd Man 1962–67 Granada Television ITV
University Challenge 1962–87, 1994–present Granada Television ITV/BBC Two Broadcast from Granada Studios
World in Action 1963–98 Granada Television ITV Hard-hitting and controversial programme on current affairs. Often featured investigative journalism. Produced at Granada Studios
Top of the Pops 1964–67 BBC North (BBC Manchester) BBC One First three series filmed at disused church in Rusholme, Manchester before being considered a "hit", after which it moved to the BBC Television Centre
Up series 1964–2019 Granada Television ITV/BBC One Longest running documentary series in the world, listed as one of the Greatest British documentaries in 2005 poll by Channel 4, listed as one of the great movies by critic Roger Ebert
Pardon the Expression 1965–67 Granada Television ITV Spin-off of Coronation Street
The Corridor People 1966 Granada Television ITV
Turn Out the Lights 1967 Granada Television ITV
The Caesars 1968 Granada Television ITV
Spindoe 1968 Granada Television ITV
Nearest and Dearest 1968–73 Granada Television ITV
The Dustbinmen 1969–70 Granada Television ITV Produced by Granada
The Lovers 1970–71 Granada Television ITV
A Family at War 1970–72 Granada Television ITV
Play for Today
Comedians
1970–84 BBC BBC
Screen Test 1970–84 BBC Manchester BBC One Filmed at New Broadcasting House
The Comedians 1971–93 Granada Television ITV
Clapperboard 1972–82 Granada Television ITV
Crown Court 1972–84 Granada Television ITV
It's a Knockout 1972–88 BBC North BBC One Came to prominence under BBC Manchester's lead and Stuart Hall's presenting and in 1972. Viewing figures soon reached over 15 million compared to the lowly 100,000 the show got pre-1972
Question of Sport 1972–2023 BBC North (BBC Manchester) BBC One Originally produced at New Broadcasting House, but transferred to Granada Studios in 2000 and split production between Manchester and BBC Television Centre. Transferred again to Dock10, MediaCityUK in late 2012.
Sam 1973–75 Granada Television ITV
The Nearly Man 1974 Granada Television ITV
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club 1974–77 Granada Television ITV
Shang-a-Lang 1975 Granada Television ITV
The Cuckoo Waltz 1975–77, 1980 Granada Television ITV
Arrows 1976–77 Granada Television ITV
So It Goes 1976–77 Granada Television ITV
The Krypton Factor 1977–95, 2009 Granada Television ITV Produced and recorded at the Granada Studios for both original and 2009 revival series in 2009. The 2010 revival series was recorded at The London Studios.
Strangers 1978–82 Granada Television ITV
Cheggers Plays Pop 1978–86 BBC Manchester BBC One Filmed at New Broadcasting House
Brideshead Revisited 1981 Granada Television ITV
Wood and Walters 1981–82 Granada Television ITV
Oxford Road Show 1981–85 BBC Manchester BBC One Broadcast at New Broadcasting House
The Jewel in the Crown 1984 Granada Television ITV
Travelling Man 1984 Granada Television ITV Set and filmed in Manchester
Sherlock Holmes 1984–94 Granada Television ITV
Albion Market 1985–86 Granada Television ITV A planned companion soap for Coronation Street but was met with indifference and cancelled after a year
The Practice 1985–86 Granada Television ITV Produced, filmed and set in Manchester.
Connections 1985–90 Granada Television ITV Produced and filmed at Granada Studios
Busman's Holiday 1985–93 Granada Television ITV
Lost Empires 1986 Granada Television ITV Produced by Granada in Manchester.
Fax 1986–88 BBC Manchester BBC One Recorded at New Broadcasting House
Open Air 1986–90 BBC North BBC One Filmed at New Broadcasting House
Runway 1987–93 Granada Television ITV Produced and filmed at Granada Studios
Watching 1987–93 Granada Television ITV Produced by Granada in Manchester.
Red Dwarf 1988–89 BBC North West BBC Two Produced by BBC North West at New Broadcasting House for the first three series before moving to Shepperton Studios
The Hit Man and Her 1988–92 Granada Television ITV Produced by Granada Television
Making Out 1989–91 BBC Manchester BBC One
Surgical Spirit 1989–95 Granada Television ITV Produced at Granada in Manchester. The programme was set at an anonymous location.
That's Showbusiness 1989–96 BBC North BBC One Filmed at New Broadcasting House
Children's Ward 1989–2000 Granada Television ITV Location filming at Bolton Royal Hospital with indoor scenes recorded at Granada Studios
The 8:15 from Manchester 1990–91 BBC BBC One Broadcast from New Broadcasting House
Cluedo 1990–93 Granada Television ITV Produced by Granada Television
Jeeves and Wooster 1990–93 Granada Television ITV
Stars in Their Eyes 1990–2006 Granada Television ITV Recorded at Granada Studios
You've Been Framed! 1990–2022 Granada Television/ITV Studios ITV
Turnabout 1991–96 Turnabout Productions BBC One Originally recorded at Ewart TV Studios for the first series before being transferred to New Broadcasting House.
Prime Suspect 1991–2006 Granada Television ITV Series was produced by Granada Television in Manchester and set in London with the exception of series 5 which was set in Manchester
Going for Gold 1993–96 Reg Grundy Productions BBC One Originally recorded at BBC Television Centre for the first two series and BBC Elstree Centre for series 3, 4, 5 and 6 before being transferred to New Broadcasting House.
Cracker 1993–96, 2006 Granada Television ITV
Sooty and Co. 1993–98 Granada Television ITV
Common As Muck 1994–97 BBC BBC One Filmed in parts of Manchester
The Mrs Merton Show 1994–98 Granada Television BBC One Recorded at Granada Studios
The Perfect Match 1995 Granada Television ITV Written by Mike Bullen who later wrote Cold Feet
Band of Gold 1995–97 Granada Television ITV
Lucky Numbers 1995–97 Granada Television ITV
The Sunday Show 1995–97 BBC North BBC Two Broadcast from New Broadcasting House
Carnal Knowledge 1996 Rapido TV/Granada Television ITV
Hillsborough 1996 Granada Television ITV Docu-drama produced by Granada in Manchester. Voted #54 in BFI 100 Greatest British Television Programmes in 2000.
God's Gift 1996–98 Granada Television ITV
Reckless 1997 Granada Television ITV Set in Manchester and London
Waffle 1998 Granada Television ITV
Dinnerladies 1998–2000 Good News/Pozzitive Television BBC One Set in Manchester but produced and filmed at BBC Television Centre
Pass the Buck 1998–2000 Zenith/BBC Manchester BBC One Originally recorded at New Broadcasting House for the first series before being transferred to Granada Studios.
Cold Feet 1998–2003 Granada Television ITV Filmed and set in Manchester. Won over 20 major awards in its 5 series
Wipeout 1998–2003 Action Time/BBC Manchester BBC One The Bob Monkhouse episodes were originally recorded from Studio A at New Broadcasting House before moving to Granada Studios.
The Heaven and Earth Show 1998–2007 BBC One BBC Religion and Ethics (based at BBC Manchester) Broadcast from both New Broadcasting House and later from Granada Studios
The Royle Family 1998–2012 Granada Television BBC Two/BBC One Produced, set and filmed in Stockport at Vector Television, although later series were filmed at Ealing Studios and more recent episodes have been filmed at The Pie Factory, in MediaCityUK.
The Last Train 1999 Granada Television ITV Produced in Manchester by Granada
Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll 1999 BBC Drama Set and filmed in various places around Greater Manchester including the City of Manchester
Queer as Folk 1999–2000 Red Production Company
Loose Women 1999–present Granada Television/ITV Studios ITV Originally broadcast from Granada Studios but moved to Anglia Television and later The London Studios.
Tonight 1999–present Granada Television/ITV Studios ITV
Clocking Off 2000–03 Red Production Company BBC Produced, set and filmed in Manchester
The Biggest Game in Town 2001 Granada Television ITV
Bob & Rose 2001 Red Production Company ITV Produced, set and filmed in Manchester
Linda Green 2001–02 Red Production Company BBC Produced, set and filmed in Manchester[5]
Mastermind 2001–19 BBC Discovery Channel/BBC Two The Discovery Channel version was recorded at New Broadcasting House and the BBC revival series was recorded at Granada Studios, before transferring to Dock10, MediaCityUK until 2019 where the show was relocated to Blackstaff Studios in Belfast.
Doctor Zhivago 2002 Granada Television ITV Produced in Manchester at Granada Studios
Having It Off 2002 Red Production Company BBC Produced and set in Manchester
The Stretford Wives 2002 BBC BBC One Set in Stretford, Greater Manchester
Cutting It 2002–05 BBC North BBC One
Burn It 2003 Red Production Company BBC Produced, set and filmed in Manchester
The Deal 2003 Granada Television Channel 4 Produced by Granada at Granada Studios
Living with Michael Jackson 2003 Granada Television ITV Documentary in which Martin Bashir interview American pop star Michael Jackson over a period of eight months. The UK airing had 15 million viewers, while 38 million watched the two-hour special on ABC.
The Second Coming 2003 Red Production Company BBC One Produced and filmed in Manchester
Early Doors 2003–04 Ovation Entertainment BBC Set in Manchester, but produced and filmed elsewhere
Real Story 2003–06 BBC North BBC One Produced at New Broadcasting House
My Life as a Teenage Robot 2003–07 Granada Television ITV
Blue Murder 2003–09 Granada Television/ITV Studios ITV Produced and filmed in Manchester
Christmas Lights 2004 Granada Television ITV
Conviction 2004 Red Production Company ITV Produced in Manchester with some filming in Manchester but primarily filmed in nearby Lancashire
Dirty Filthy Love 2004 Granada Television ITV Produced at Granada Studios
Sex Traffic 2004 Granada Television co-production Channel 4 Joint commissioning with Big Motion Pictures, produced from Granada Studios.
Life Begins 2004–06 Granada Television ITV Produced by Granada Television
Northern Lights 2004–08 Granada Television ITV
Shameless 2004–13 Company Pictures Channel 4 Produced, set and filmed in Manchester
Casanova 2005 Granada Television BBC Three Jointly produced by Red Production Company and Granada Television, both are based in Manchester
Colditz 2005 Granada Television ITV
Funland 2005 BBC Comedy North BBC Three Location filming in Blackpool with interiors shot at New Broadcasting House in Manchester
Honey, We're Killing the Kids 2005 BBC North BBC Three
Pierrepoint 2005 Granada Television ITV Drama film produced by Granada Television
Vincent 2005–06 Granada Television ITV Set in Manchester
Ideal 2005–11 BBC Comedy North/Baby Cow Productions BBC Three Interiors shot at New Broadcasting House in Manchester
The Jeremy Kyle Show 2005–19 Granada Television/ITV Studios ITV Originally recorded at Granada Studios but now transferred to Dock10, MediaCityUK.
Dracula 2006 Granada Television BBC
Eleventh Hour 2006 Granada Television ITV Produced and filmed in Manchester
Grownups 2006 BBC North BBC Three
I'm with Stupid 2006 BBC North BBC Three
See No Evil: The Moors Murders 2006 Granada Television ITV Docu-drama based on the Moors murders
Sinchronicity 2006 Shine Productions BBC Three Set and filmed in Manchester, but not produced there[6]
Sorted 2006 BBC BBC One Set in Manchester, filmed in Stockport
Drop Dead Gorgeous 2006–07 Hat Trick North Productions
The Innocence Project 2006–07 Tightrope Pictures BBC One Set and filmed in Manchester[7] and Salford but commissioned through BBC Northern Ireland.
Life on Mars 2006–07 BBC North (amongst others) BBC A collaboration between many production companies such as Kudos and Red Planet Pictures. Manchester based companies BBC North and 3SixtyMedia were also involved and the programme was set and filmed in Manchester
New Street Law 2006–07 Red Production Company BBC One Produced by Red Production Company based at The Manchester Studios with some filming done in Manchester
Soapstar Superstar 2006–07 ITV Studios ITV Recorded at Granada Studios
The Street 2006–09 Granada/ITV Studios BBC One Set in an unnamed street in Manchester, it was produced and filmed in the city and at The Manchester Studios.
Lewis 2006–15 Granada Television co-production ITV Filmed on location in and around Oxford
Waterloo Road 2006–15 BBC North (BBC Manchester) BBC One Filmed and set in Rochdale until 2012.
Boy A 2007 Film4 Channel 4 Not set but mostly filmed in Manchester with final scenes filmed in Blackpool
Mobile 2007 ITV Studios ITV Set and filmed and Manchester[8] along with Liverpool. BBC/ITV venture 3SixtyMedia were also involved in production
True Dare Kiss 2007 BBC Productions BBC Set and filmed in Manchester
City Lights 2007–08 Granada Television ITV
Cold Blood 2007–08 ITV Studios ITV Produced and filmed in Manchester
Britannia High 2008 ITV Studios ITV
Headcases 2008 Red Vision ITV Created by Manchester-based Red Vision
Massive 2008 BBC Comedy North BBC Three
Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... 2008 Ovation Entertainment Channel 4 Filmed at Granada Studios[9]
Poppy Shakespeare 2008 Cowboy Films Channel 4 Filmed in Manchester
Spooks: Code 9 2008 BBC BBC Three Set in Manchester
Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen 2008 BBC BBC Four Set in Manchester at the time of the 1918 flu pandemic
Sunshine 2008 BBC BBC One
Survivors 2008 BBC BBC One First series filmed in Manchester[10]
Wired 2008 Granada Television[11] ITV
Deadliest Crash: The Le Mans 1955 Disaster 2009 Bigger Pictures BBC Four Filmed on Princess Street
Paradox 2009 BBC BBC One Filmed and set in Manchester
Divided 2009–10 Talpa/Brighter Pictures/Remarkable Television ITV Filmed in Studio 8 at Granada Studios
Countdown 2009–present ITV Studios Channel 4 Originally produced and recorded at The Leeds Studios, before transferring to Granada Studios in 2009[12] and transferring again to Dock10, MediaCityUK in 2012.
Father & Son 2010 Left Bank ITV Set in Manchester, but mainly filmed in Dublin, which was criticised
The Road to Coronation Street 2010 BBC Drama BBC Four Granada Studios used and programme set and filmed in Manchester
Take Me Out 2010 Talkback Thames ITV First series filmed at Granada Studios before moving to The Maidstone Studios.
John Bishop's Britain 2010–11 Objective Productions North BBC One Filmed in Granada Studios for the first series and Dock10, MediaCityUK for the second series[13]
Accused 2010–12 RSJ Films BBC Produced and filmed in Manchester[14]
Appropriate Adult 2011 ITV Studios ITV Filmed in Manchester[15]
The Body Farm 2011 BBC BBC One Filmed in Manchester[16] and Macclesfield
Don't Scare the Hare 2011 Initial BBC One First show to be made at Dock10, MediaCityUK[17]
Exile 2011 Red Production Company BBC Produced in Manchester with some parts filmed in Manchester[18]
High Stakes 2011 ITV Studios/Escalate Television ITV Filmed in Studio 12 at Granada Studios
Tonight's the Night 2011 Barrowman Barker Productions BBC One Recorded at BBC Television Centre for the first series,[19] BBC Pacific Quay for the second series[19] and Dock10, MediaCityUK for the third series[20]
United 2011 World Productions in conjunction with BBC North BBC Docu-drama based on the struggles Manchester United faced after the Munich Air Disaster in 1958
In with the Flynns 2011–12 BBC BBC One Produced and filmed at Teddington Studios but set in Manchester
White Van Man 2011–12 ITV Studios BBC Three Filmed in Manchester and Greater Manchester
Fresh Meat 2011–16 Lime Pictures Channel 4 Filmed at The Sharp Project[21] and also set in Manchester.[22]
Scott & Bailey 2011–16 Red Production Company ITV Produced and filmed in Manchester
Mount Pleasant 2011–17 Tiger Aspect Productions Sky1 Filmed at The Sharp Project and set in Manchester
Blue Peter 2011–present BBC Children's BBC Broadcast from Dock10, MediaCityUK since September 2011
The Big Quiz 2011–present ITV Studios ITV
Blackout 2012 Red Production Company BBC
The Sarah Millican Television Programme 2012–13 So Television/Chopsy Productions BBC Two All series were filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[23]
Who Dares Wins 2012–19 12 Yard BBC One Originally filmed at BBC Television Centre for the first series, then moved to The London Studios for the second series, moved to BBC Pacific Quay for the third and fourth series, moved again to Granada Studios for the fifth series and finally to Dock10, MediaCityUK since the sixth series.
Dragons' Den 2012–present BBC North (BBC Manchester) BBC Two Dragons "lair" was originally held in The Depository from 2005 to 2010, it was moved to Pinewood Studios in 2011 before being relocated to Dock10, MediaCityUK with the show now being produced by BBC North in association with Sony Pictures Television from 2012 to 2014, the show was relocated again to Space Studios Manchester from 2015 to 2017 before finally settling at the Old Granada Studios since 2018.
Britain's Brightest 2013 RDF Television BBC One Recorded at Dock10, MediaCityUK[24]
Still Open All Hours 2013 BBC BBC One One-off 2013 special recorded at Dock10, MediaCityUK[25] while the 2014 series was filmed at Teddington Studios and later series being made at Pinewood Studios since 2015
Skins 2013 Company Pictures Channel 4 Although the series is set and filmed in Bristol, some scenes in the final series were filmed in Manchester
Swashbuckle 2013–22 BBC CBeebies Made at Dock10, MediaCityUK[26]
The Voice UK 2013–present Talpa/Wall to Wall Media/ITV Studios/Lifted Entertainment BBC One/ITV
The Furchester Hotel 2014–17 Sesame Workshop CBeebies All series were filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[27]
Judge Rinder 2014–20 ITV Studios ITV Filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[28]
House of Fools 2015 Pett Productions BBC Two Pilot filmed at BBC Television Centre with the first series recorded at Elstree Studios and the second series being made at Dock10, MediaCityUK[29]
No Offence 2015 AbbottVision Channel 4
For What It's Worth 2016 Tuesday's Child BBC One All series made at Dock10, MediaCityUK with the first series being recorded without an audience and the second series being recorded with an audience.[30]
Goodnight Sweetheart 2016 Retort BBC One 2016 one-off filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[31]
World of Sport Wrestling 2016 ITV Studios ITV One-off special was filmed in 2016 at Dock10, MediaCityUK[32] while the series was filmed in 2018 at Epic Studios in Norwich
Alphabetical 2016–17 Gameface ITV All series recorded at Dock10, MediaCityUK[33]
The Code 2016–17 Gogglebox Entertainment/Primal Media BBC One All series filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[34]
Porridge 2016–17 BBC Studios BBC One All series filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[35]
Let It Shine 2017 BBC Studios BBC One Filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[36]
Pitch Battle 2017 Tuesday's Child BBC One Show filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[37]
The Price Is Right 2017 Thames Channel 4 2017 one-off filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[38]
Watchdog 2017–19 BBC Studios BBC One Originally filmed at BBC Television Centre from 1980 until 2012, then moved to The Hospital Club from 2013 to 2015, moved to Broadcasting House in 2016 and finally moved to Dock10, MediaCityUK from 2017 to 2019[39]
!mpossible 2017–21 Mighty Productions BBC One All series filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[40]
Naked Attraction 2017–present Studio Lambert Channel 4 First series recorded at The London Studios before moved to Dock10, MediaCityUK since the second series[41]
Saturday Mash-Up! 2017–present BBC Studios CBBC Filmed live at Dock10, MediaCityUK[42]
The Voice Kids 2017–23 Talpa/ITV Studios/Lifted Entertainment ITV
Top of the Box 2018 BBC Studios Channel 5 Filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[43]
The £100K Drop 2018–19 Remarkable Television Channel 4 Originally filmed at 3 Mills Studios called The Million Pound Drop, relocated to Dock10, MediaCityUK and renamed The £100K Drop[44]
All Together Now 2018–19 Remarkable Television BBC One All series made at Dock10, MediaCityUK[45]
Sport Relief 2018–20 BBC Studios BBC One/BBC Two Originally filmed at BBC Television Centre from 2002 to 2012, then transferred to Copper Box Arena from 2014 to 2016 and finally transferred to Dock10, MediaCityUK from 2018 to 2020[46][47]
Win Your Wish List 2018–21 Stellify Media Channel 5 Channel 5 version recorded at Dock10, MediaCityUK[48]
Britain's Brightest Family 2018–21 Gameface ITV All series filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[49]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 2018–present Stellify Media ITV Originally filmed at Elstree Studios for it original run (BBC Television Centre was briefly filmed between 2011 and 2012). The revival is filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[50]
Eurovision: You Decide 2019 BBC Studios BBC Two 2019 national selection filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[51]
Rolling In It 2020–21 Over The Top Productions ITV All series recorded at Dock10, MediaCityUK[52]
Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow 2020–22 Talkback ITV All series filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[53]
Crackerjack! 2020–21 BBC Studios CBBC All series made at Dock10, MediaCityUK[54]
Moneybags 2021–22 Youngest North Channel 4 All series recorded at Dock10, MediaCityUK[55]
Children in Need 2021–present BBC Studios BBC One/BBC Two Originally filmed at BBC Television Centre from 1980 to 2012, transferred to BBC Elstree Centre from 2013 to 2020 and finally to Dock10, MediaCityUK since 2021[56]
Lingo 2021–present Objective Media Group ITV All series filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[57]
Moneyball 2021–23 Possessed/Potato ITV Filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[58]
Sitting on a Fortune 2021–23 Possessed/Potato ITV Made at Dock10, MediaCityUK[59]
Romeo & Duet 2022 Goat Films ITV Recorded at Dock10, MediaCityUK[60]
Comic Relief 2022–present BBC Studios BBC One/BBC Two Originally filmed at BBC Television Centre from 1988 to 2013, moved to The London Palladium in 2015, then to The O2 in 2017, transferred to BBC Elstree Centre from 2019 to 2021 and finally to Dock10, MediaCityUK since 2022[56]
The 1% Club 2022–present Magnum Media ITV All series filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[61]
Riddiculous 2022–present East Media ITV Filmed at Dock10, MediaCityUK[62]
Catchphrase 2022–present STV Studios/DRG ITV The original series originally filmed at The Maidstone Studios from 1986 to 1994 before transferring to Carlton Studios from 1995 to 2002. The revival series originally filmed at The London Studios in 2013 before transferring to The Maidstone Studios from 2014 to 2015, briefly returned to The London Studios from 2016 to 2017 then moved back to The Maidstone Studios from 2018 to 2022 before finally moving to Dock10, MediaCityUK since 2022.[63]
Deal or No Deal 2023–present Remarkable Television ITV The original series originally filmed at Paintworks from 2005 to 2013[64] before transferring to The Bottle Yard Studios from 2013 to 2016.[64] The revival series is filmed in Dock10, MediaCityUK since 2023.[65]
Jeopardy! 2024–present Whisper North ITV The 2024 revival is filmed in Dock10, MediaCityUK.[66]
Wheel of Fortune 2024–present Whisper North ITV The 2024 revival is recorded in Dock10, MediaCityUK.[67]

Awards given to Manchester produced or filmed programmes

BAFTAs

Since the introduction of the best drama series at the BAFTAs in 1992, Mancunian produced or filmed drama has won the award on 9 occasions out of the 19 awarded (up to 2011) - more than any other city. Cracker (Granada Television) won twice in 1995 and 1996, The Cops (filmed in Manchester) won twice in 1999 and 2000, Clocking Off (Red Production Company, Manchester production company based at Granada) in 2001, Cold Feet (Granada Television) in 2002, Shameless (filmed in Manchester) in 2005 and The Street (Granada Television) in 2007 and 2008.

Peggy Ashcroft won a BAFTA TV award for best actress in 1985 in her performance in The Jewel In The Crown and later Helen Mirren won best actress three consecutive times, a record, for her performance in the Granada-produced Prime Suspect series.

See also

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