Mersey TV

Mersey Television is based in Liverpool and currently produces HOLLYOAKS for Channel 4 and GRANGE HILL for BBC1. Other projects currently in production include The Outsiders and Bonkers for ITV, as well as HOLLYOAKS: In the City for E4.

Mersey Television became part of the All 3 Media Group in June 2005. Its Chief Executive is Carolyn Reynolds, and its Managing Director is Sean Marley.

The company was founded in 1982 by Phil Redmond to produce Brookside for Channel 4. The very first episode of the soap opera formed part of the channel's opening night on air. Production continued uninterrupted for 21 years and over 2900 episodes.

Initially the company was based in premises adjacent to Brookside Close in the West Derby area of Liverpool. However, the business soon outgrew this location. In 1990, coinciding with an increase in the number of Brookside episodes from two to three per week, it moved to Campus Manor, a former further education college site in the Childwall area of the city.

HOLLYOAKS began in 1995, initially as a teen soap airing just once a week. It has been a stalwart fixture of Channel 4's teatime schedules ever since, steadily increasing its episode count until reaching five nights a week in 2003.

The BBC contracted out the production of GRANGE HILL to Mersey TV in 2002, and the first series to be made in Liverpool aired in spring 2003. The BBC has since renewed its contract with Mersey TV, covering production of GRANGE HILL through to its 30th anniversary in 2008.

Alongside its core base of soaps and recurring drama serials, Mersey TV has a long track record of producing numerous stand-alone drama series and programmes. These have included primetime police action series Waterfront Beat (BBC1, 1990), 1960s period drama And The Beat Goes On (Channel 4, 1996) and innovative daytime soap opera The Courtroom (Channel 4, 2004). In addition, Mersey TV has also produced a host of HOLLYOAKS and Brookside tie-ins including late-night specials, commercially released videos and DVDs, and fully-fledged spin-off serials including Damon and Debbie in 1987 and HOLLYOAKS: Movin' On in 2001 - both for Channel 4.



Known TV Show involvement

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Connected mandy members:

Jonny Emmett
Jonny Emmett
Actor
2014, Hollyoaks, Jack Moore
Karen Berg
Karen Berg
Costume Maker
2010, Brookside, Design Buyer
Johnathan Brenner
2009, Holly Oaks, Traveller
Childwall
Michael Howe
Michael Howe
Actor
2007, HOLLYOAKS LET LOOSE 6 EPISODES, MR HARRISON
Greg Patmore
Greg Patmore
Actor
2007, Hollyoaks in the City, Dotcom millionaire
Chad Bullock
Chad Bullock
Actor
2007, Hollyoaks (1 Episode), Vandal
Michael Howe
Michael Howe
Actor
2007, HOLLYOAKS 6 EPISODES, MR WILSON [BARRISTER]
Johnathan Brenner
2007, Grange Hill, Street Entertainer/Stilt Walker
Paul Hodgkinson
2007, Grange Hill, Eddie Pontin
Kevin Patrick Buxton
2007, Brookside, DC Hamilton
Jules Dawton
Jules Dawton
Sound Recordist
2006, Hollyoaks/Brookside, Sound Mixer
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 9, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 8, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 7, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 6, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 5, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 3, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 2, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 16, Debbie
Bryony Seth
Bryony Seth
Actor
2006, Hollyoaks:in the city - episode 15, Debbie

Mersey TV Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

Mersey TV Ltd, Merseyside Productions, The Mersey TV Co.