|Founded||3 September 2004United Kingdomin|
Number of locations
Love Productions is a UK-based television production company. Its cooking competition series The Great British Bake Off is among the most watched shows in the UK of its era.
Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie formed Love Productions in 2004. In 2014 Sky acquired a 70% stake in Love Productions. In 2020, Sky bought the remaining shares making the studio a wholly owned subsidiary, seemingly part of a strategy to build a production empire. The acquisition came on the back of increased dividends for Sky 2019 of £22.7 million compared with £3.5 million in 2018; while two directors received £4.6 million in 2019, up from three directors receiving £1.4 million in 2018.
In 2020 the company's key "Bake off" series of productions has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is likely to result in a loss of income in 2020/21.
Love Productions is also associated with the brands Love West, based in Bristol, and Love Productions USA.
The list of programmes produced by Love Productions include:
|Programme||Genre||Original network||First broadcast|
|Cirque de Celebrité||Game show||Sky One||2006|
|The Baby Borrowers||Reality television||BBC Three||2007|
|The Great British Bake Off||Baking||BBC Two (2010–2013)
BBC One (2014–2016)
Channel 4 (2017–)
|Tower Block of Commons||Documentary||Channel 4||2010|
|Junior Bake Off||Baking||CBBC (2011–2016)
Channel 4 (2019–)
|Rich, Famous and in the Slums||Factual||BBC One||2011|
|Make Bradford British||Documentary||Channel 4||2012|
|The Great British Sewing Bee||Sewing||BBC Two (2013–2019)
BBC One (2020–)
|Benefits Street||Documentary||Channel 4||2014|
|Famous, Rich and Hungry||Factual||BBC One||2014|
|The Great Pottery Throw Down||Pottery||BBC Two (2015–2017)
Channel 4 (2021–)
|The Chronicles of Nadiya||Documentary||BBC One||2016|
|Battle of Britain: Model Squadron||Structured reality||Channel 4||2018|
|The Biggest Little Railway in the World||Structured reality||Channel 4||2018|
Love Productions' best earning programme, The Great British Bake Off, had moved network channel from BBC Two to BBC One after three series due to its increasing popularity. Towards the end of series six, Love Productions's profits were decreasing; the company wished to remain on BBC One, however the £75 million asking price for three series was unacceptable to the BBC. Controversy arose as there were concerns the nature of the show would change with the move to Channel 4 and because most of the show's presenters did not make the move for the following series.