Mersey TV

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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

Connected mandy members:

Mark Davies
2006, Hollyoaks, Business Man
Moira Fitzsimmons
Continuity Supervisor
2006, Brookside/Hollyoaks/Grange Hill, Continuity
2006, All Too Easy, Iwan
2005, Let Loose, Butcher
Tara Byrne
2005, Let Loose, Writer and core team member
Matt Lanigan
2005, HOLLYOAKS: LET LOOSE, Gerry Robertson
2005, Hollyoaks, Silvia
John Howarth
2005, Hollyoaks, Judge (Voice Over)
John Howarth
2005, Hollyoaks, Paparazzi (Voice Over)
Iain Hoskins
2005, Hollyoaks, Jim the traveller
2005, hollyoaks, barman
James Lister
2005, hollyoaks, maki's mate john
lime pictures
2005, Hollyoaks, Student
Jill Dellow
2005, Hollyoaks, Imogen
Mark Hamilton
2005, Crossing the Line, Director of Photography
2004, The Courtroom, Kevin Eldon
Emma Kearney
2004, The Courtroom, Sarah Wright
Mike Lockley
2004, The Courtroom, Defence Solicitor
Iain Hoskins
2004, Hollyoaks, Policeman
2004, Hollyoaks, Mrs. O`Bannon

Mersey TV Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

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