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WELCOME TO RED PLANET PICTURES

Red Planet Pictures is a dynamic and truly independent TV production company. Founded by renowned showrunner Tony Jordan, we have creativity at our core, and are currently building on our growing success in popular drama with a push into comedy and factual programming.

We have now entered a hugely exciting phase in our development. As well as shooting the fourth series of smash hit murder mystery Death in Paradise, this year also sees us making The Passing Bells and The Ark for BBC1.

Beyond these is Tony Jordan’s ground-breaking Dickensian and a raft of exciting developments with all major UK broadcasters. 

Productions

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Death in Paradise

Impossible murders on a beautiful Caribbean island. DI Richard Poole is the perfect man to solve them — if only he didn’t just hate sun, sea and sand...

Sent to the tiny island of Saint Marie to solve a mysterious murder Detective Inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is a total fish out of water. A quintessentially British cop, he would much prefer the London drizzle and a freshly pressed shirt to blue seas, sparkling sands and gorgeous tropical weather. What Richard finds is a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing. His new partner, feisty DS Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) is instinctive and brilliant in her own way.

Officer Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) is a little too cosy with criminals for Richard’s liking, but he has his uses. And Fidel Best (Garry Carr) is honest as the day is long — at times frustrating, at times the key to an impenetrable mystery. Richard can get through his ordeal, if only he could find a decent cup of tea…

Though Richard would never admit it, they make the perfect team, and bring heart and humour to mind boggling murders in the most beautiful of settings, with a new mystery to solve every episode. 
Will Richard ever come to see the beauty of his surroundings? perhaps not, but he might one day loosen his tie…

The first episode kicks off when a British cop is found murdered in a locked room on the tiny paradise island of Saint Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is sent to investigate whodunnit.

Death in Paradise has been produced with Altantique Productions, for BBC One and France Télévisions with the support of the Region of Guadeloupe.

DI Richard Poole is still trapped on the Caribbean island paradise of Saint Marie – and for him the sun, sea and sand continue to irritate, as he irritates his long-suffering colleagues. But, he’s also as brilliant as ever. His eye for detail, relentless logic and stubborn refusal to leave anything unexplained works seamlessly with the instinctive and insightful knowledge of the beautiful Sergeant Bordey. She has much to teach him about human behaviour… With the often unorthodox assistance of Dwayne and Fidel, they tackle a baffling array of unique murders, from pirate curses to nuns killed in locked rooms – even one with a hurricane bearing down on them! Most seem impossible, but Richard and his team always get to the heart of the mystery…

The first of eight episodes will see Poole probing the death of the owner of a former sugar plantation, who is discovered with a machete in his back.

Award-winning poptress Jamelia is the latest in a long line of first-class guest artists to feature in the new series, along with Stephanie Beacham (Coronation Street), Amanda Mealing (Holby City), Michael Brandon (Dempsey & Makepeace), Tom Ward (Silent Witness), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), Kelly Adams (Hustle), Patrick Baladi (Mistresses), Bryan Dick (Eric & Ernie), Kenneth Cranham (Made in Dagenham) and Gemma Jones (Spooks).

Starring 
Ben Miller Primeval, Johnny English
Sara Martins Little White Lies, Pigalle, La Nuit
Danny John-Jules Red Dwarf, MI High 
Gary Carr Silent Witness
Elizabeth Bourgine Mon Meilleur Ami
Don Warrington Waking the Dead

Richard Poole’s untimely and tragic demise brings Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) to the beautiful island of Saint Marie as the new Detective Inspector. But while he enthusiastically embraces Caribbean life, his new team of Camille, Dwayne and Fidel quickly realise they’ve got another eccentric and rather frustrating Englishman on their hands… Humphrey’s apparently random and disorganised approach to solving crime initially seems confounding, but it’s not long before they realise they have a remarkable detective in their midst – one capable of solving his predecessor’s own baffling murder - and together the team go on to brilliantly solve a host of dizzyingly mystifying murders, from Zombie film stand-ins, to glamorous stewardesses and local politicians… All in a day’s work when there’s death in paradise…

 

This series’ exciting roster of guest stars includes Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet), Michelle Ryan (Eastenders), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Hannah Tointon (The Inbetweeners), Sharon Small (Mistresses), Raza Jaffrey (Spooks), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Paul Barber (Only Fools and Horses), Mark Heap (Green Wing), Joseph Marcel (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Luther), Phil Davis (Sherlock).

Starring
Kris Marshall – My Family, Love Actually
Sara Martins – Little White Lies, Pigalle, La Nuit
Danny John-Jules – Red Dwarf, MI High
Gary Carr – Downton Abbey, Bluestone 42
Don Warrington – Waking the Dead


By any means

Created by a team of writers led by Tony Jordan, this thrilling drama follows a covert police department that, when the legal system fails, will go to any lengths to bring the criminal elite to justice.

There are some criminals who always manage to evade the justice system. These masterminds control their empires with an iron grip – yet on paper appear squeaky clean. They are never at the scene of the crime – they never get their hands dirty. They may even manipulate the media to make it look like they are the ones being persecuted by the police. They know the system and they know how to play it.

In short, they are just too clever to get caught.  But they are still the bad guys and they need to be taken off the streets...

By Any Means follows a clandestine department living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.

Led by the sharp and elusive Jack Quinn, alongside straight-talking Jessica Jones and digital whizz-kid Tom Tomkins, this brilliant team will stop at nothing – fighting fire with fire. Receiving their target from the mysterious Helen, they weave a web of cunning and deception to deliver their unwary targets into the arms of justice.

By Any Means is a fast-paced drama packed with twists and turns as well as brilliantly complex and rich characters. 

Starring:

Warren Brown - Luther, Good Cop

Shelley Conn - Mistresses

Andrew Lee Potts - Primeval

Gina McKee - The Borgias

History cold case

From Shine TV in association with Red Planet Pictures for transmission on BBC Two.

History Cold Case is our first venture into factual TV - but it has a lot in common with our dramas. The main characters are a team of forensic scientists led by world-renowned authority Prof Sue Black. They’ve helped convict some of the UK’s most dangerous criminals and have worked in harrowing war zones but in this series they shine a light on historical cold cases from 2000 years of British history. The cold cases are anonymous skeletons and human remains whose stories were buried with them. With cutting edge forensic tests the team unlock the secrets of the bones and set out on the history trail to reveal who these people were and what they looked like. Using the very latest computer technology Dr Caroline Wilkinson reconstructs the faces of each cold case – faces that haven’t been seen for centuries.

In the first episode, the contorted and mummified body of a child takes the team back 300 years to a time when corpses were displayed in exotic collections, and dead children were bought and paid for by the inch. In episode two, at Scotland’s Stirling Castle a romantic story of chivalry and brutality unfolds as the team trace the life and times of a battle worn warrior. A tragically scarred skeleton exhumed in the historic borough of Southwark draw our team into the disturbing world of Victorian prostitution in the third episode. And investigating a skeleton found in the cemetery of a medieval friary, the team make an extraordinary discovery about its origins that could rewrite the history books. Four extraordinary stories which bring history and science together to forge a new understanding of our past.

From Shine TV in association with Red Planet Pictures for transmission on BBC Two.

EPISODE 1: THE BODIES IN THE WELL 
When the remains of 17 people – men, women and children – were discovered recently in a dry well shaft in Norwich city centre, the local community were alarmed and desperate for answers about who these people were and what happened to them. Thought to date from the early 1200s, the story surrounding these bones quickly develops into a suspected medieval murder case but the final reveal of the identity of these people is an even bigger shock to all involved and sheds new light on a period of history that until now we thought we fully understood.

EPISODE 2: THE SKELETONS OF WINDY PITS 
Since the 1950s experts have remained baffled by a jumble of human bones discovered in a unique series of caves on the North York Moors. Known as the ‘Windy Pits’, due to the air which gusts out of the mouths of these caves, this area has been the inspiration for much folklore and mystery for thousands of years. Human and animal remains thought to date right back to prehistoric times have been excavated from the caves but one discovery in particular stands out; one cave, called Slip Gill, where the tangle of bones might belong to a male, female and two adolescents. Is this a family of people we are looking at in Slip Gill and, if so, what is a family doing dead at the bottom of a cave in Yorkshire? The trail is set to take us into a dark world of ritual sacrifice, and right back to the limits of British recorded history.

EPISODE 3: THE YORK 113
In 2008 construction workers just beyond York’s city walls uncovered 113 bodies on a site thought to be out of use between the 1580s and 1830s. Almost exclusively young men, the skeletons show signs of hard physical labour and extensive scarring leading archaeologists to believe these could be Parliamentary forces who lay siege to the city in 1644 during the Civil War. But only a full forensic and historical investigation will confidently lead to answers about who the people are in this unique grave. If they are civil war soldiers why do they not appear to have died violently? And why do the skeletons of young men show signs of repetitive strains normally seen in old men who have led physically demanding lives? Why do lots of the skeletons have healed wounds caused by sharp objects? This unique case will shed new light on life in a siege army and the training techniques of the Civil War and – ultimately – provide and brand new and personalized perspective on this major turning point in British history.

EPISODE 4: THE WOMAN AND THREE BABIES 
In the sleepy commuter town of Baldock in Hertfordshire the discovery of a wonderfully intact skeleton of a woman dating from early Roman times – buried with the tiny skeletons of three babies – rocked the scientific world as it’s an archaeological first. Buried on the outskirts of a cemetery in what at first appears to be an unceremonious burial, she cuts a tragic picture. Did she die in childbirth? Or are these not her babies? And why was she buried with apparent disregard for the proper burial practices of the day? For the History Cold Case team it’s a unique opportunity to investigate details about pregnancy and childbirth as it was 2000 years ago in a Roman-British settlement – and what they discover is shocking.

The Nativity

Tatiana Maslany and Andrew Buchan star as Mary and Joseph in Tony Jordan's adaptation of The Nativity for BBC One.

The drama tells the traditional tale known to millions from a very human perspective.

With Mary and Joseph's enduring love story at the centre this familiar story is given a contemporary twist, as the drama follows Joseph and Mary from their initial courtship – Joseph desperate to win the heart of Mary – to his emotional turmoil at her unexpected pregnancy.

Tony Jordan said: "The challenge for me was to retell a story that has been told countless times before, a story that everyone knows intimately, yet to do so in a way that will still surprise and move you, to see parts of the story you'd never seen before.

"I really think that we've achieved that and I'm incredibly proud to have been asked by the BBC to be involved in such a wonderful project."

This gripping and vibrant adaptation shows the Nativity from a fresh viewpoint, highlighting how seemingly ordinary people reacted to the extraordinary and miraculous events that befell them.

Rich in colour and humour, the remarkable events that led up to Jesus's birth is told from a variety of angles. From the epic journey of the wise men to the poignant tale of Thomas – a poor shepherd – whose waning faith in God is revived as he kneels beside the crib of the newborn king.

Jordan's Nativity is a spectacular treat for the whole family.

Andrew Buchan as Joseph, Tatiana Maslany as Mary and Peter Capaldi as Balthasar are joined by an impressive cast including: Jack Shepherd as Melchior; Obi Abili as Gaspar; Art Malik as Nicolaus; Vincent Regan as Herod; John Lynch as Gabriel; Claudie Blakley as Anna; Frances Barbour as Elizabeth; Neil Dudgeon as Joachim; Al Weaver as Thomas the Shepherd; Ruth Negga as Leah and Gawn Grainger as Levi.

'The Nativity' is a Red Planet Pictures, K Films and Temple Street production for BBC One and CBC.  It is distributed by BBC Worldwide.

'The Nativity' is available on DVD and also to download from iTunes

Crash

Tensions run high as Cath, Rob, Ameer and Rhian prepare for their first official day as doctors. Rob is asked to treat the self-proclaimed King of Wales. Fighting bureaucracy, Rob succeeds in getting through to the psychiatric ward, but there are surprising consequences. The usually calm and confident Ameer is thrown when he realises he’s the first doctor to an emergency. His time to step-up comes sooner than he could possibly hope.

Fellow junior doctor, Simon, is heartbroken when Darth, the hospital pathologist, is forced into retirement. Simon’s passion for pathology was kindled when he was exposed to a box set of Quince ME at a young age. Beneath his quirky exterior lies an honest, straight-talking man and he soon becomes a loyal and true friend to the gang.

For Ameer, patients are nothing like the diagrams he’s so used to in the medical textbooks. Struggling to communicate with them, he enlists the help of an actor, who tries to style Ameer into being a suave confident doctor. Ameer discovers that no façade can help you in life-and-death situations.

Sick of listening to Cath and her sexual conquests, Rhian begins a quest for a love. With patients’ relatives to hand and her profile up on a dating site, it should be easy, but the possibility of love comes from an unexpected source.

Cath faces her biggest challenge when her tempestuous nature leads to her being suspended. Hoping for a reprieve, she’s happy to be called back to the hospital, only to find out that her father has been admitted. Whilst her father fights for his life, Cath has to examine all that is dear to her.

In the first episode, in a bid to win the respect of a new consultant, Cath, Ameer, Simon and Rhian try to out-do each other on the wards. Their quest leads them to a final twist none of them expected.

Later, new specialties for the junior doctors bring with them their own challenges. Rhian faces huge pressure in work and her private life whilst Simon searches for the meaning of truelove.

In episode 3, it should be a quiet Sunday night shift, but with a suicidal radio DJ, a quest to save the work of a doctor’s lifetime and Ameer’s stalker to deal with, the gang have their work cut out.

In Episode 4 we see Cath, Rhian and Ameer attempting to discover why Simon is convinced of his own early demise – with surprising results. Alongside this, Simon helps Sister Alice with a special secret project. 

Later, Ameer questions whether he puts his faith, and the faith of others, aside in order to save lives. Alun battles with his urge to satisfy his desire for a forbidden fruit. 

The series reaches a climactic conclusion as Cath’s birthday takes a tragic turn - twelve year-old Gabby dies in her arms and makes her question her life choices.

Hustle

From Kudos Film and Television in association with Red Planet Pictures for transmission on BBC One.

Adrian Lester returns to the role of Mickey ‘Bricks’ Stone for the fifth series of the hit con drama, Hustle.  Robert Glenister and Robert Vaughn also return as Mickey’s fellow con artists, Ash ‘Three Socks’ Morgan and Albert Stroller.

Following his stint in Australia selling the Sydney Opera House to an unsuspecting punter, Mickey has returned to a new London. The credit crunch has hit Britain and while the majority of the nation is tightening their belts, there are still a scurrilous and greedy few who are getting ever richer from other's losses – the perfect marks for the best grifter in the business - and Mickey is keen to put new and inventive plans into action to extract their cash!

However, it’s not just the financial state of the nation that has seen a change; Mickey’s crew is looking somewhat depleted too. Ash is back to short cons whilst Danny and Stacey are grifting their way across America. Even Mickey’s old friend and mentor, Albert, seems to have disappeared but Mickey soon finds that he has finally been busted and is currently detained at her majesty’s pleasure.

However, far from desperate to get out of prison, Albert is living the life of Riley; catching up on his reading, playing cards with the guards and watching his favourite TV shows! But the art of the long con is in his blood and naturally has a few marks up his sleeve, ready and waiting to be relieved of their cash.

Mickey is determined that he and Ash get a new crew together but with Albert’s tip off for a potential mark ready for the taking they have more pressing matters at hand, starting with an obnoxious young woman who’s made a killing in dubious property developments…

From Kudos Film and Television in association with Red Planet Pictures for transmission on BBC One.

Adrian Lester returns as master con man Mickey ‘Bricks’ Stone, with his ‘partners in crime’; veteran roper, Albert Stroller (Robert Vaughn) and fixer extraordinaire, Ash ‘Three Socks’ Morgan (Robert Glenister). Series six follows the team’s adventures as they target more greedy fat cats, liberating them from their not-at-all hard earned cash.

Also returning are brother and sister duo, Emma and Sean Kennedy (Kelly Adams, Holby City and Matt Di Angelo, EastEnders) the two new grifters who Mickey took under his wing to teach how to master their art. Now, as fully fledged members of the Hustle team, Emma and Sean continue to learn about being a part of the grifting world and the risks and rewards it can bring.

This series of Hustle was filmed in Birmingham and London during summer '09 for transmission on BBC One in early 2010.

From Kudos Film and Television in association with Red Planet Pictures for transmission on BBC One.

The Hustle team are back for another series; ready to con society’s most greedy and part them from their hard earned cash. At the helm is master con man Mickey Bricks (Adrian Lester). Mickey only works with the best and alongside him he’s assembled expert fixer Ash ‘three socks’ Morgan (Robert Glenister), master roper Albert Stroller (Robert Vaughn) and brother and sister team Sean and Emma Kennedy (Matt Di Angelo and Kelly Adams).

The team’s first rule of thumb - never con an honest man; and they have a wealth of greedy adversaries lined up for some of their most audacious cons yet. There’s a cruel modelling agent who scams young girls out of their hard earned cash, an unscrupulous social climber at the helm of a greedy loan firm, an Iranian hard man nicknamed ‘the Dentist’ and even a notorious grifter buster! This time around there are also personal scores to settle and whilst one member of the team will fight to save their family name another will find themselves questioning whether the life of a grifter is really for them. Tough decisions and plenty of fun abound as the team go head to head with some of the meanest, greediest people society has to offer.

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Holby Blue

The challenges facing the police officers and CID unit of Holby South are very different to the traditional ‘bobby on the beat’ – hard drugs, even harder gang members, and the constant threat of terrorism all combine to prove that modern-day policing isn’t just about robberies and ASBOs. Despite being weighed down by never ending bureaucracy, the officers of Holby South aspire to be the best, putting their personal opinions and passions to one side in order to make Holby a safer place to live.

Straight talking DI John Keenan, CAL MACANINCH (Sorted), lives for his job and will stop at nothing to secure a conviction. John somehow manages to be a great dad to his two young children, but a lousy husband to Kate, ZOE LUCKER (Footballers’ Wives). They are both playing the field following their recent split but it’s clear that neither is really ready to move on. When Kate applies for a job at the station, John’s recent fling with colleague Rachel Barker CPS, SARA POWELL (Family Man), is set to make all their lives even more complicated.

Inspector Jenny Black, KACEY AINSWORTH (EastEnders), seems for all the world to have managed the impossible and “has it all” – a successful job and happy marriage and family. But the reality is that, in an effort to be the perfect wife, mother and career woman, Jenny has long neglected her own needs, and her frustration cannot be contained forever… Holby South’s veteran DCI Harry Hutchinson, TIM PIGOTT-SMITH (Poirot) is due for retirement and his team is pushing hard to secure a conviction against the city’s crime boss Neculai Stenga, VELIBOR TOPIC (William and Mary), to help secure Harry’s legacy even though he just wants a quiet life and is keen to keep his distance from the whole investigation.

Created by
TONY JORDAN

Written by
TONY JORDAN (EP 1,2 & 8)
JAMES PAYNE (EP 3)
SARAH PHELPS (EP 4)
JEFF POVEY (EP 5)
RICHARD DAVIDSON (EP 6)
MARC PYE (EP 7)
Produced by
CLAIRE PHILLIPS
Directed by 
MARTIN HUTCHINGS (EPS 1,2,7 & 8)
BRYN HIGGINS (EPS 3 & 4)
BARNABY SOUTHCOMBE (EPS 5 & 6)

DCI Harry Hutchinson TIM PIGOTT-SMITH
DI John Keenan CAL MACANINCH
DS Luke French RICHARD HARRINGTON
Kate Keenan ZOE LUCKER
Insp. Jenny Black KACEY AINSWORTH
Rachel Barker SARA POWELL
Sgt Edward MacFadden DAVID STERNE
Sgt Christian Young JAMES HILLIER
PC Robert Clifton KIERAN O’BRIEN
PC Lucy Slater ELAINE GLOVER
PC Kelly Cooper CHLOE HOWMAN
PC Neil Parker JIMMY AKINGBOLA
PC William Jackson JOE JACOBS

Neculai Stenga VELIBOR TOPIC

Louise Martin ANNA ACTON
Flo MICHELLE ASANTE
Jamie Keenan BEANS BALAWI
Mrs Reynolds LOUISE BANGAY
Matthew BEN BENNETT
Michael Martin BEN BISHOP
Delia CLAIRE CARRIE
Anne- Marie Dwyer JESSICA CLAIRE
Roger Cooper CHRISTOPHER COGHILL
Darren LEO CONVILLE
Mandy French JULIE COX
Melanie Silbert RACE DAVIES
Aidey Milburn MATT DINEEN
Donna Reynolds PALOMA FAITH
Stephen Price PETER FERDINANDO
Sally Lewis SELINA GILES
Junkie CHRISTOPHER HANVEY
Garry Drake JOHNNY HARRIS
Dc Sarah Merchant RACHEL HEATON
Jimmy Cooper JOHN HEFFERNAN
Chantelle Edwards JOANNA HORTON
Maggie Drake SALLY HURST
Tanya Anders CATHERINE KANTER
Nico Osman SIMON KASSIANIDES
Holly Martin JADE KEELY
Ricky Roberts OLIVER KIERAN-
Martin Cheedle ADAM KOTZ
Pops HOWARD LEE
Kathy French MARGOT LEICESTER
Alex Black SIMON LENAGAN
Maureen Jessop DOREEN MANTLE
Nightclub Manager JAMIE MARTIN
Simon Jenkins JOSEPH MAWLE
Sean Proctor MARCEL MCCALLA
Russell Bennett LIAM MCKENNA
Pickpocket ADAM MONTGOMERY
Amina Akram CHETNA PANDYA
Salim Akram BHASKER PATEL
Karen Hooper LUCY ROBINSON
Karl JACK ROTH
Omar Skeet DANNY SAPANI
Adam Tyler JOSEPH SCATLEY
Clive Bolland SAM SPRUELL
Charlie Fairhead DEREK THOMPSON
Vinnie Dwyer RICK WARDEN
Tasha Keenan JOSIE WIDGER

1st Assistant Director
EDD BENNETTO
PAUL DALE
MIKE O’REGAN
TIM RIDDINGTON

2nd Assistant Director
ANDREW FOSTER
3rd Assistant Director
HELEN BATER
Production Co-Ordinator
ALEX JONES
Assistant Co-Ordinator
KELLY DUFFELL
Floor Runner
LUCY PATRICK WARD
Production Runner
TONY CARTER
Production Accountant
RACHEL PROUDLOVE
Assistant Accountant
CLAIRE MITCHELL
Location Manager
LINDA BUXTON
GARY PICKERING
IAN HOGAN
Unit Manager
ADAM BETTERTON
Camera Operators
JOHN PIGGOTT 
JAMES PUGH
Focus Puller
JONO TOMES
Camera Assistant
JAMES DAVIS
LOUISE PALMER
MICHAEL JOHNSON
Grip
GARY NORMAN
Gaffer
JOE ALLEN
Best Boy
BILL BULPITT
Electricians
LIZ CALVERT
PHIL KER
MIKE COOPER
LEON KERR
Sound Recordist
JOHN HUGHES
Boom Operator
JO MANLY
Sound Assistant
ANTHONY HURST
Original Set Plan
BRIAN SYKES
Art Director
ED TURNER
Standby Art
Director SOPHIA STAPLETON
DEBBIE BURTON
RACHEL JONES
Buyer
SUE CLAYBYN
Graphics
ALEX BEVERLY
Technical Assistant
BARRY GINGELL
Continuity
LISA MAIL
MAGGIE BOYD
Props Master
RAY HOLT
MALCOLM HOLT
Dressing Props
MALCOLM HOLT 
NATHAN HOLT
BARRY LENNON
Standby Props
JOHN DASHFIELD
RON SUTCLIFFE
Unit Drivers
BRIAN SCOTT
STEVE GIBSON
BILL WALKER
Props Assistant
MARC GOODING
Costume Supervisor CERI WALFORD
Costume Assistants LORRAINE BOYLE 
KELLY WILLIAMS
Make-Up Artists HELEN SPEYER
JULIETTE VANKAY
Casting Assistant
ROSIE PORTER
Music By
MARK HINTON-STEWART
Based On The Holby Series By JEREMY BROCK & PAUL UNWIN
Police Advisor
ALAN WALLIS
Publicity
PREMIER PR
Stills Photographer
AMANDA SEARLE
Stunt Co-Ordinator
LEE SHEWARD
SEON ROGERS
RAY DE-HAAN

Opening Titles
WHY NOT ASSOCIATES
Post Production Facility
ASCENT142
Post Prod. Supervisor

ALASDAIR WHITELAW
Assistant Editor

KAREN WEST
On-Line Editor

DOMINIC GARDINER
Colourist

Supervising Sound Editor

Sound Editor

Dubbing Mixer

Head Of Production
ALISON BARNETT
Script Editor
DAISY MONAHAN
Make-Up & Hair Designer
ALYN WATERMAN
Costume Designer
SARAH ARTHUR
Casting Director
SARAH BIRD CDG
Production Designer
STEVE KEOGH
Editor
JEREMY STRACHAN
JIM HAMPTON
SCOTT FLYGE
Director Of Photography
IAN LIGGETT
Line Producer
DAVID HARVEY
Executive Producers
TONY JORDAN
KAREN WILSON

A murder at Holby City General initially looks to be quite a simple affair as the hospital's well respected registrar, Jacqueline Naylor, ROSIE MARCEL, is accused of stabbing a man whilst on duty and her colleagues aren't falling over themselves to help prove her innocence.

The evidence is stacked against the head-strong doctor and following a humiliating arrest at the hospital, she is subjected to a series of gruelling questions at Holby South Station in a storyline that spans both dramas - the first time Holby Blue has crossed paths with its sister show. Jac is adamant about her innocence yet finds it increasingly difficult to prove as witness statements detail how she threatened the victim; a man who attacked her last year, and her prints are all over the weapon but she is insistent that she wasn’t the one who stabbed him.

New to this extended series is young and charismatic DCI Scott Vaughan (OLIVER MILBURN) who is drafted in to replace disgraced DCI Harry Hutchinson who was arrested at his own retirement party on corruption charges. John is relieved to be rescued from the mountain of paperwork he’s had to deal with whilst he’s been filling in as acting DCI but his trust in his superiors has been severely bruised and Scott has to prove his worth to his well worn DI.

Scott is quick to make his presence felt at that station by ingratiating himself with his new colleagues but one of the team is rather familiar; the previous evening he had been flirting with a beautiful stranger at a police event who, unbeknownst to him, was John’s wife Kate, ZOE LUCKER!

John and Kate’s relationship soon hits choppy waters when a case involving domestic violence strikes a raw nerve with the brash detective. In order to lay ghosts to rest, John visits his father in prison but far from letting bygones be bygones, John Senior is intent on winning the battle of wills against his head-strong son and keep him under control. John’s patience is tested as his father continues to play games with his emotions just as he did when he was a child. An unexpected revelation that Kate has secretly contacted his father against his wishes shocks John to the core and sets a ball in motion that has the most serious of consequences for not only John but his whole family.

Inspector Jenny Black, KACEY AINSWORTH, is still in charge of uniform including PCs Robert Clifton, KIERAN O’BRIEN, Lucy Slater ELAINE GLOVER, Kelly Cooper, CHLOE HOWMAN, Neil Parker, JIMMY AKINGBOLA and William Jackson, JOE JACOBS. But the tragic death of one of the officers sends shockwaves through the team…

Created by
TONY JORDAN

Written by
TONY JORDAN (EPS 1 & 12)
BEN VANSTONE (EP2 & 8)
JEFF POVEY (EP 3)
DEBBIE O’MALLEY (EPS 4 & 7)
SARAH PHELPS ( EPS 5 & 6)
JAKE RIDDELL (EP 9)
GRAHAM MITCHELL (EP 10)
SIMON BOOKER (EP 11)

Produced by
CLAIRE PHILLIPS

Directed by
SARAH O’GORMAN (EPS 1 &2 )
TOBY HAYNES (EPS 3 & 4)
MARTIN HUTCHINGS ( EPS 5, 6, 11&12)
JIM LOACH (EP 7 & 8)
MENHAJ HUDA (EPS 9 &10)
 

DCI Scott Vaughan OLIVER MILBURN
DI John Keenan CAL MACANINCH
DS Luke French RICHARD HARRINGTON
Kate Keenan ZOE LUCKER
Insp. Jenny Black KACEY AINSWORTH
Rachel Barker SARA POWELL
Sgt Edward MacFadden DAVID STERNE
Sgt Christian Young JAMES HILLIER
PC Robert Clifton KIERAN O’BRIEN
PC Jake Loughton JAMES THORNTON
PC Lucy Slater ELAINE GLOVER
PC Kelly Cooper CHLOE HOWMAN
PC Neil Parker JIMMY AKINGBOLA
PC William Jackson JOE JACOBS

1st Assistant Director 
MARK HEDGES
TYRONE RIDLER
ALEXANDER JACOB
KIARAN MURRAY-SMITH
NICK GORMAN
EDD BENNETTO

2nd Assistant Director
ANDREW FOSTER

3RD Assistant Director
HELEN BATER
JAMES MOUNTAIN

Production Manager
ALEX JONES

Production Co-ordinator
KELLY DUFFELL

Production Secretary
RHIANNON DAVIES

Floor Runner
BOB JOCIC
ALANA HURD
LUCY ELDRIDGE
SIMON CURTIS
RACHEL ARDUDAL

Production Runner
RHIANNON DAVIES
TONY CARTER
HANNAH FISHER

Production Accountant
ELIZABETH HURLEY

Assistant Accountant
REBECCA MAYBURY
HELEN WALKER

Location Manger
KEVIN RAMSAY

Assistant Location Manager
ADAM BETTERTON

Unit Manager
PAUL CARRINGTON-GRETTON

Location Assistant
TONY CARTER

Camera Operators
JOHN PIGGOTT
JAMES PUGH
ROB ARROWSMITH
KEN LOWE

Focus Puller
JONO TOMES
JULIUS OGDEN

Camera Assistant
JAMES DAVIS
LAURA JEAN HEALEY
TREVOR SPEED
JAIMZ WILLIAMS

Grip
GARY NORMAN
DAVEY LOGAN

Assistant Grip
JONATHAN TUBB
SASHI KISSOON

Gaffer
JOE ALLEN
DARREN HARVEY

Best Boy
CAROLINA SCHMIDTHOLSTEIN
CHRIS ALLKINS

Electricians
LIZ CALVERT
PHIL KER
MIKE COOPER
JOHN SAUNDERS
DANIEL BUTLER

Sound Recordist
JOHN MOONEY
PETER BRILL
JOHN HUGHES

Boom Operator
STUART MCCUTCHEON
TONY COOK

Sound Assistant
JETHRO HEGARTY
JOSEPH PAINES
JOANNA ANDREWS

Art Director
ED TURNER
REBECCA HARVEY

Standby Art Director
NICOLA BAKER
RACHEL JONES
NEIL MCALLISTER
ALEX BARDEN

Buyer
SUE CLAYBYN

Graphics
ALEX BEVERLY

Technical Assistant
BARRY GINGELL

Continuity
LISA MAIL
HAYLEY ABBOTT
JO BECKETT

Assistant Script Editor
REBECCA FERGUSON

Props Master
COLIN BRADBURY

Dressing Props
MAX GRANT
SIMON BRADBURY-PHILLIPS
ANDY HARRIS
MARK PAPWORTH

Standby Props
DOUG IRVINE
KENNY PALMER
JOHN DASHFIELD
BEN BAGLEY

Props Assistant
MATTHEW MCFADDEN

Costume Supervisor
CERI WALFORD
GRAHAM MEETHOO

Costume Assistants
KERRY FERRIS
KELLY WILLIAMS
KATE GLOVER

Make-up Artists
KELLI WILKINSON
LYNDA PEARCE
CHARLOTTE CAISLEY
DEBBIE SALMON

Music by
MARK HINTON STEWART

Created by
TONY JORDAN

Based on the Holby series by
JEREMY BROCK & PAUL UNWIN

Police Advisor
PHIL CAIN

Publicity
PREMIER PR

Stunt Co-ordinator
SEON ROGERS

Opening Titles
WHY NOT ASSOCIATES

Post Prod. Co-ordinator
BEA ARNOLD

Assistant Editor
TOM WHITE

Edit Assistant
CHRISTOPHER WATSON

Colourist
PAUL STAPLES

Supervising Sound Editor
Dubbing Mixer
DAVID OLD

Head of Production (Kudos)
ALISON BARNETT

Script Editor
VICKY DELOW

Make-up & Hair Designer
ALYN WATERMAN

Costume Designer
SARAH ARTHUR
CERI WALFORD

Casting Director
SARAH BIRD CDG

Production Designer
STEVE KEOGH
ED TURNER

Editor
JIM HAMPTON
DAVID BARRETT
JEREMY STRACHAN
XAVIER RUSSELL
JOHN GOW

Director of Photography
IAN LIGGETT
JOHN DALY
STEPHAN PEHRSSON

Line Producer
ALISON GEE

Executive Producers
TONY JORDAN
KAREN WILSON

Moving Wallpaper

From Kudos Film and Television in association with Red Planet Pictures for transmission on ITV1.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we are about to change the face of British television forever…welcome to Echo Beach’’ Jonathan Pope, Producer  

Jonathan Pope is a man on a mission. That mission is to make the most talked about post-watershed soap opera in Britain. But when your boss hates you, the writers despair of you and the entire cast and crew think you’re a prat, that mission is bound to be a fraught one…  

ITV is proud to announce two interlinking shows from the makers of Life On Mars, Spooks and Hustle. Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon return to their soap roots to play the parts of ex-lovers in Echo Beach. Ben Miller plays the hapless producer desperate to make the soap a success in a behind-the-scenes comedy Moving Wallpaper.  

Both 12 part series, from the award-winning Kudos, will run together on ITV1.  

In Echo Beach, HUGO SPEER (Bleak House, The Full Monty) plays Mark Penwarden, who will stop at nothing to run his wife Susan’s (McCutcheon) ex-lover Daniel Marrack (Donovan) out of Polnarren, with JOHNNY BRIGGS (Coronation Street) as long term resident Fin Morgan.    

The town’s youngest residents are played by some of Britain’s hottest young talent. These include ED SPELEERS (Eragon), MARCUS PATRICK (Hollyoaks), LAURA GREENWOOD (Prime Suspect 7), CHRISTIAN COOKE (Where The Heart Is), JONATHAN READWIN (Robin Hood), NAOMI RYAN (Dream Team), CHANDEEP UPPAL (Anita And Me) and newcomer HANNAH LEDERER- ALTON.     

Moving Wallpaper’s BEN MILLER (Armstrong And Miller, Primeval, The Worst Week) is joined by RAQUEL CASSIDY (Party Animals, Lead Balloon), JAMES LANCE (Teachers, Sensitive Skin), SARAH HADLAND (Saxondale, Peep Show), ELIZABETH BERRINGTON (The Dinner Party, The Office), LUCY LIEMANN (The IT Crowd), DAVE LAMB (The Smoking Room) and SINEAD KEENAN (Trouble With Sex).   

SUSIE AMY (Footballer’s Wives, Hotel Babylon) appears in both shows.  

Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach has a distinctive set up; eagle-eyed viewers will see jokes, characters and stories crossing from one show to the other.  

Both shows have been created by Tony Jordan, lead writer and former story consultant for EastEnders, co-creator of Life On Mars and creator of Hustle.  

Echo Beach will follow the lives of Daniel, Susan and Mark whose affairs of the heart are played out amongst teenage angst, family loyalties and tested friendships. Martine will play a woman with a past, while Jason will play the returning ex-lover who is set to rock the foundations of Mark and Susan’s marriage.

On the other side of the camera is Moving Wallpaper, where an army of executives, crew and publicists behind the making of the soap will be pushed to their creative limits by the irrepressible Pope.  

Jordan, who has written for EastEnders since 1985, executive produces both shows with Kudos’ Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson.  

Both Echo Beach and Moving Wallpaper are Kudos Productions in Association with Red Planet Pictures

From Kudos Film and Television in association with Red Planet Pictures for transmission on ITV1.

After a ground-breaking first series, Moving Wallpaper is back for a second series. Series 2 picks up where the last series ended – Jonathan Pope (BEN MILLER) and his team await their fate at the hands of the merciless Head of Continuing Drama at ITV1, Nancy Weeks (RAQUEL CASSIDY). Despite the end of Echo Beach, a clause in Jonathan’s contract means ITV must now offer Jonathan a pilot to produce – much to Nancy’s annoyance. ITV’s audience must brace themselves for Jonathan’s new project: Renaissance, a terrifying one off drama starring KELLY BROOK (Marple: The Moving Finger, School for Seduction, Smallville) and ALAN DALE (Ugly Betty, The OC, 24). Will Jonathan’s complete lack of subtlety or tact but occasional genius be enough to make it work? And more importantly will the world be ready for another Jonathan Pope production?

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Alex has been part of the Red Planet team since its first production in 2007.  He started his career at Thames Television over 18 years ago where he cut his teeth on long running drama and soap. 

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Working across drama and comedy, Simon has almost twenty years of network television experience. He has been at Red Planet Pictures since its inception and now writes as well as developing and producing new projects. 

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Judith King
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Danny West
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