BFI (British Film Institute) A selected list of TV programmes produced or directed by Ivan Rendall or by Zenith Entertainment when he was managing director. It includes productions for BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, FIVE and international distribution.
Two Thousand Acres of Sky BBC1 drama starring Michelle Collins, filmed in Port Logan in Scotland which stands in for the island of Ronansay, whos inhabitants have advertised for a family with children to ensure their primary school is kept open. Michelle’s character Abby Wallace is a single mum who persuades a friend, Kenny Marsh played by Paul Kaye, to pretend that they are married….
55 Degrees North BBC1 series with Don Gilet as DS Nicky Cole, a London detective moved to Newcastle upon Tyne after investigating police corruption and Dervla Kirwan co-stars as Claire Maxwell, a solicitor and single mother. Inevitably their relationship features strongly in the series.
Battles of Wills Three documentaries which examine the pitfalls and the process of making and executing wills.
Blues and Twos Award winning, highly rated ITV reality series on Briton ‘s emergency service. The idea for B&T was originated by IR to provide an intimate look at the work of individual police, fire, ambulance, air-sea rescue and coastguard services using micro cameras strapped to people and vehicles in real time rescues.
Byker Grove Byker Grove was one of CBB’s longest running teen dramas. It was produced in Newcastle upon Tyne by Zenith North with Ivan Rendall as executive producer. The show started many careers behind and in front of the camera, the best known of which are Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelley and Donna Air.
The Famous Five A TV evocation of Enid Blyton’s timeless stories of childhood adventures shot on location around Britain.
Hear the Silence FIVE’ one off drama reflecting concerns over the MMR vaccine starring Juliet Stevenson and Hugh Bonneville.
Igor – between two worlds Between two worlds, ITV documentaries about a boy who was disbled by Chernobyl.
Iraq: The hidden Story Channel 4 documentary on the divisions in Iraq with Jon Snow
King Arthur’s Disasters Animated series with Rik Mayall and Matt Lucas starring as voice-over artists for highly acclaimed ITV hit.
Nothing left in the tank Investigative documentary covering the effect of the Afghan War on the British Army at home – for Channel 4 Dispatches.
Roman Road Single comedy drama starring Allan Davies and John Gordon-Sinclair on the theme of male friendship and bonding.