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ITV Daytime has commissioned STV Productions to make 20 episodes of Armoza Formats’ game show Babushka. Babushka will transmit in 2017 and this deal marks the first time that STV Productions has partnered with Armoza Formats. Babushka (60’) is the high-stakes prime time game show that takes you on a journey where you will never know what to expect next! Presented with 10 giant Russian “babushka” dolls, contestants must open eight of them for the chance to win up to £44,000! If the… Read more


ITV has commissioned STV Productions to make a further series of game show Catchphrase. The new series includes 8 x 45’ episodes plus 2 x 60’ shows featuring celebrity contestants. Stephen Mulhern will once again host the hit game show inviting players to ‘say what they see’. The popular presenter will be joined by animated sidekick, Mr Chips. The iconic show was revived with a brand new series in April 2013, featuring a revamped set, 3D graphics and a dynamic new end game. The series… Read more

STV Productions explores the celebrity couple phenomenon for Channel 5

If you’re a big star, there’s one thing you can do that is guaranteed to turbo-charge your celebrity, boost your bank balance and regularly break the internet with hysteria all about you – become part of a celebrity couple! From Jay-Z and Beyonce to Kim and Kanye, Brad and Angelina to Bill and Hillary, Posh and Becks to Wills and Kate, it’s clear that being a celebrity couple is THE smartest career move you can make. STV Productions and co-production partner GroupM Entertainment have… Read more

Tour De Celeb - Coming soon to Channel Five

8 well known faces prepare for the toughest physical and mental trial on TV • Jodie Kidd – model and TV presenter • Hugo Taylor – star of Made In Chelsea • Lucy Mecklenburgh – TV personality and ex-TOWIE star • Austin Healey – England rugby legend • Amy Williams – Olympic Gold medallist • Darren Gough – England cricketer • Angellica Bell – roving reporter of The One Show • Louie Spence – Pineapple Dance Studios’ king of showbiz   For Immediate Release:… Read more

STV Productions mark the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary

A new documentary made by STV Productions will mark the 80th anniversary of the legendary ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary's maiden voyage, in a co-production for BBC Scotland, BBC Four and Smithsonian Channel. With exclusive access to the magnificent ocean liner and an extensive archive of film and photographs, the documentary will explore the action-packed life of the Clyde-built ship that was an art-deco playground for America’s Hollywood elite, a troop carrier that brought an Army to… Read more

Safeword recommissioned by ITV2

ITV has commissioned STV Productions, with co-production partners GroupM Entertainment, to make a second series of popular ITV2 comedy panel show, Safeword. Rick Edwards (Free Speech, The Paralympic Games Breakfast Show, Tool Academy) returns as host for the ITV2 series, joined by team captains Katherine Ryan (Bring the Noise, Hair, Lip Sync Battle UK) and David Morgan (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now!, Xtra Factor, Virtually Famous). The six 45 minute episodes will start filming in… Read more

STV Productions appoints Peter Collins

STV Productions, one of the UK’s leading content businesses, has appointed Peter Collins as Executive Producer, Factual, to further strengthen its successful multi-genre team. The announcement follows STV Productions’ appointment of Dan Korn as creative director earlier this year, with focus on specialist factual and popular factual series and specials. Collins joins STV Productions from Oxford Scientific Films, where he worked as Head of Development, securing a broad range of factual… Read more

IPCN and STV announce co-production format deal

IPCN, the leading TV producer and rights content distributor focusing on the Chinese market and STV Productions, one of the UK’s leading content businesses today announce a co-production deal to create a new factual entertainment format for the Chinese market. Inspired by STV Production’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip format which is broadcast on the BBC in the UK, Journey to the Precious features the Chinese art of haggling; the common practice of bartering to arrive at a mutually… Read more

Sky 1 goes behind bars of Scotland’s prisons

A new hard-hitting documentary series examining life behind prison bars starts on Sky 1 at 10pm on Wednesday, 28th October. Prison: First & Last 24 Hours unlocks the reality of crime and punishment in modern Britain and follows convicted criminals on the two most important days of any sentence: the first and the last 24 hours. For this landmark series the film-maker, STV Productions, has gained unprecedented access to four Scottish prisons: HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow, HMP Low Moss, HMP… Read more

Secrets of the Scammers revealed in new Channel 5 series

With recorded cases of fraud up 25% last year, scammers are on the increase and are finding new ways to con innocent people out of their hard earned cash. Now a new series, Secrets of the Scammers, presented by Alexis Conran (The Real Hustle, Hustling America) will investigate the latest forms of financial fraud. From phone scams to postal fraud and online cons – Alexis meets the people who have lost money to fraudsters and warns us of the array of clever tricks they employ. With the help of… Read more

Documentary marks 40th anniversary of Rollermania

It’s time to look out your tartan edged jeans and wave that scarf because STV Productions has just delivered a documentary for BBC Scotland about the 70’s teenage obsession that was the Bay City Rollers. Rollermania – Britain’s Biggest Boy Band (9pm, BBC One Scotland, Monday, September 14) tells the story of how forty years ago, five guys from Edinburgh conquered the world. Hearing from members of the classic Bay City Rollers line-up and using new, never-before-seen, archive of the band… Read more

Safeword hits our screens and hits the headlines

If you’ve picked up a tabloid newspaper in recent weeks you might have read about Joey Essex’s plans to become a single father or Louie Spence’s risqué new career. The truth is, not is all it seems as Joey and Louie are just two of the stars who gave up control of their prized social media accounts in the name of comedy and a new show which hits our screens on ITV2 this Thursday. Presented by Rick Edwards, Safeword will see two teams, made up of a celebrity guest and two comedians,… Read more

East Londoner pops the question on Catchphrase

Love is in the air on STV as 22 year old East Londoner, Samuel Sanchas proposes to his girlfriend Victoria on this week’s episode of Catchphrase. Samuel said: “I was worried about applying for Catchphrase just in case I actually made it on to the show and done terribly! Knowing me, I was likely to say some of the silliest answers and be remembered on telly as the guy who didn't have a clue! Looking back, I did still give all the silly answers however I walked away a winner – with a… Read more


STV Productions has today announced the appointment of Dan Korn as a new creative director, reporting to Alan Clements, director of content. In this role, Dan will have a particular focus on specialist factual and returnable programming. Dan joins STV Productions from Discovery Networks International where he has fulfilled a number of leading creative and project roles over the past decade, most recently as head of special projects. He was previously Discovery’s head of programming for UK and… Read more


STV Productions has been commissioned by the BBC to deliver a documentary which will commemorate one of the most tragic days in Scotland’s modern history. One Morning in March will air in the weeks leading up to the twentieth anniversary of the day in March 1996 when gunman Thomas Hamilton entered Dunblane Primary School and shot dead 16 school children and their teacher, Gwen Mayor. The 60 minute programme will feature an interview with the school’s head teacher Ron Taylor, speaking for… Read more

STV Productions delivers July 7 anniversary documentary

ITV has commissioned STV Productions to make a documentary to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the London July 7th bombings. On 7th July 2005, four suicide bombers launched an attack on London’s transport system that killed 52 and injured over 750 in the deadliest attack on the capital since the Blitz. The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors’ Stories [1x60], narrated by Mark Strong, focuses on the hour that shook the capital, between the first blast at 8.50am and the last explosion on-board the bus… Read more


ITV has commissioned STV Productions, with Group M Entertainment, to make a new ITV2 comedy panel show – Safeword. The series of seven 45 minute episodes will air in July 2015 with host, Rick Edwards (Tool Academy) plus regular captains Katherine Ryan (Have I Got News For You , Mock the Week , 8 out of 10 Cats) and David Morgan (Sweat The Small Stuff , Virtually Famous and The Xtra Factor). Each episode will see two teams, made up of a celebrity guest and two comedians, compete in a… Read more


The Lie, hosted by Scottish comedian Susan Calman, returns for a second series on STV from Thursday 4th June at 2030. The new six part series, made by STV Productions, is a quiz show with a difference. The Lie has no questions – instead each team of two contestants must spot the one lie from a set of otherwise true statements. Host Susan Calman said: “I'm delighted that The Lie is back on STV. It was great fun to be part of, and the contestants this year are wonderful. It’s fun,… Read more

STV to air new two-part series ‘The Lost Supper’

Scottish celebrities explore their forgotten family recipes on STV from Monday 4th May at 2000 with brand new two-part series, The Lost Supper. Working with a renowned chef to explore their cultural and family background, The Lost Supper takes Scottish celebrities Bill Paterson and Jayd Johnson on a journey to recreate their families’ favourite recipes. Each 30 minute episode is packed with emotional stories involving the evocative meals shared by families across generations and the end of… Read more

New STV series shines a light on Scotland's scammers

A brand new STV series will offer viewers an insight into scams in Scotland and provide advice on how the public can protect themselves against financial fraud. Stopping Scotland’s Scammers will air on STV on Monday evenings from 2nd March 2015 at 2000. The three, 30 minute programmes are presented by Jackie Brambles. The series is sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland. In the new series, Jackie meets the victims of financial crime to hear their stories and learn how they have dealt with… Read more

Hit gameshow The Link returns for a brand new series

The Link returns for a brand new series from 26th January, weekdays at 1500 on BBC One. The second series of The Link, produced by STV Productions in association with LTV, is presented by actor Mark Williams (Father Brown, Blandings and the Harry Potter franchise). The Link sees three teams race against time over the course of 45 minutes to find the link between questions. This gripping quiz puts contestants’ knowledge to the test while rewarding bold, tactical teamwork. The aim is to make… Read more

Ratings hit Antiques Road Trip returns for tenth series

Antiques Road Trip starts on Monday 5th January at 1630 on BBC One. Long running ratings success Antiques Road Trip returns to BBC One weekdays at 1630 from Monday 5th January. Now celebrating its tenth series, Antiques Road Trip sees Britain’s favourite experts hitting the road as they compete to make the most money at auction. The programme will air every afternoon for four weeks, starting Monday 5th January at 1630. The experts drive an array of classic cars as they seek out those hidden… Read more


Weekdays at 1630 on BBC One, Monday 22nd September - Friday 26th September Featuring Inverness, Newmachar in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Aberdour, Inverkeithing, Queensferry, Alnwick, Powburn, Cleadon, Corbridge, South Burns, Hexham, Menston, Shipley, Todmorden, Halifax, Leeds, York, Peterborough, Cambridge, King’s Lynn and Spalding Britain’s best loved antiques experts will put their skills to the test as hit show Antiques Road Trip continues weekdays at 1630 on BBC One. Antiques Road Trip… Read more


Celebrity Antiques Road Trip returns on Friday 5 September at 1900 on BBC2 Britain’s best loved celebrities will put their antiques knowledge to the test as hit show Celebrity Antiques Road Trip returns for a brand new series, weeknights at 1900 on BBC2 from Friday 5 September. The fourth series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip follows 20 pairs of celebrities, including Downton Abbey’s Phyllis Logan, Pirates Of The Caribbean’s Kevin McNally, Game Of Thrones’ Dame Diana Rigg, Hollywood… Read more

BBC commissions 40 episodes of The Link

STV Productions, in association with LTV, have been commissioned to make another 40 episodes of the innovative quiz show The Link for BBC One daytime. The Link is presented by actor Mark Williams (Father Brown, Blandings and the Harry Potter franchise). The first series of the quiz show, which first aired from May 2014, was ranked as the number one programme in its daytime timeslot. Over the course of 45 minutes, The Link sees three teams race against time to find the link between questions.… Read more


Filming has started on a brand new STV series that follows in the footsteps of Scotland’s best loved walker and broadcaster Tom Weir. On Weir’s Way with David Hayman will air later in the year and is currently being filmed in locations across Scotland, including Applecross, Crianlarich to Oban, Torridon and Loch Maree. STV broadcast the hugely popular Weir’s Way programmes from 1976 to 1987 and the new series follows revered Scottish actor and broadcaster David Hayman as he journeys… Read more


STV viewers will put their general knowledge to the test this spring with brand new quiz show, The Lie, hosted by Scottish comedian Susan Calman. The Lie starts Monday 31 March at 2000 on STV and will run for eight weeks. The Lie is a quiz show with a difference - there are no questions. Instead, a team of two contestants must spot the one lie from a set of otherwise true statements. Starting with a prize pot of £100 the players work their way up the game board, with each nail-biting round… Read more


STV’s popular series Too Good To Waste returns this month to rifle through the rubbish of seven Scottish celebrities from the first series. Too Good to Waste: Passing it On starts Friday 21 March at 8pm on STV. In 2012, Too Good to Waste confronted a group of well known Scots who were wasting resources, time and money in their everyday lives. Now, in a brand new series, we revisit Kaye Adams, Fred MacAulay, Shereen Nanjiani, Stephen Purdon, Chick Young, Des McLean and Julie Hannah, to find… Read more


WARNER BROS INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION TO DISTRIBUTE THE LINK GLOBALLY BBC One has commissioned 25 episodes of innovative new quiz show, The Link from STV Productions, in association with LTV, for a daytime slot. The brand new quiz show will be presented by actor Mark Williams (Father Brown, Blandings and the Harry Potter franchise). STV Productions and LTV have also confirmed Warner Bros. International Television Production as their global distributor to bring the brand new format of… Read more


STV Productions has been commissioned to make another four series of long running hit show Antiques Road Trip for BBC One and a brand new series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for BBC Two. Series 9-12 of Antiques Road Trip (80 x 45’’) will air over two years with filming starting spring 2014. The series follows the country’s top antiques experts as they battle it out in a search for quirky and valuable antiques to auction off for profit, with all profits going to Children in Need. The… Read more

2013 BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Awards

BAFTA Scotland launched the BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Award in Glasgow on Tuesday 8 October, giving Scottish film lovers their chance to choose which shortlisted film will win the coveted award at this year’s ceremony. BAFTA Scotland has teamed up with Cineworld to bring eight exciting home-grown films into cinemas in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. The public will vote for their favourite film and media partner, The Scottish Sun, will be giving away some free tickets to… Read more

BBC recommissions Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

STV Productions has been commissioned to make a third series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for peak time broadcast on BBC2. The 20 x 60" episodes will be on screen later in 2013. The first series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip aired on BBC2 in October 2011 and the second series was broadcast in September and November 2012. Celebrity Antiques Road Trip follows pairs of celebrities as they take on the challenge of finding the most profitable antique. Filming will take place throughout the UK… Read more

The Story of Child 31 will be broadcast at 22.35pm on Friday, 15th march 2011

STV will broadcast a powerful documentary about Scottish charity Mary's Meals work in Malawi, Kenya, and India on Friday 15th March. The hard hitting documentary, Child 31, to be broadcast at 22.35pm has been produced by award-winning New York based production company Grassroots Films. Friday 15th March will be the first time Child 31 has been broadcast on a UK commercial channel. Following founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Child 31 offers a glimpse into the charity's simple, yet… Read more

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