TV Shows:

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.


2000 acres 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....

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55 degrees 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.

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Battle of Wills

Three documentaries which examine the pitfalls and the process of making and executing wills.

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Blues and Twos 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 aqn intimte look at the work of indivudual police, fire, ambulance, air-sea rescue and coastguard services using micro cameras strapted to people and vehicles in real time rescues.

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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.

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CD UK chart show

Long-running award winning ITV Saturday morning pop music chart show presented by Ant, Dec and Cat Deeley, Lauren Laverne, Myleene Klass, Holly Willoughby and a host of star guest presenters.

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Class of 76

In every old school photograph there is a face that no one can remember - until a TV detective played by Robert Carlyle starts to investigate.

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The Famous Five

A TV evocation of Enid Blyton's timeless stories of childhood adventures shot on location around Britain.


Hamish Macbeth

A television series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995. It is loosely based on a series of mystery novels by M. C. Beaton (Marion Chesney), starring Robert Carlyle.

hear the silence

Hear the Silence

FIVE' one off drama reflecting concerns over the MMR vaccine starring Juliet Stevenson and Hugh Bonneville.

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Igor - between two worlds

Between two worlds, ITV documentaries about a boy who was disbled by Chernobyl.

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Iraq: The hidden Story

Channel 4 documentary on the divisions in Iraq with Jon Snow.

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King Arthur's Disasters

Animated series with Rik Mayall and Matt Lucas starring as voice-over artists for highly acclaimed ITV hit.

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Nothing left in the tank

Investigative documentary covering the effect of the Afghan War on the British Army at home - for Channel 4 Dispatches.

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Roman Road

Single comedy drama starring Allan Davies and John Gordon-Sinclair on the theme of male friendship and bonding.

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Rhodes - Life and Legend of Cecil Rhodes

An eight-part drama series for the BBC which tells the story of Cecil Rhodes, the British 19th-century statesman and diamond tycoon.



Ground breaking, live, Saturday morning children's series presented by Ant, Dec and Cat Deeley.

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Soldiers - A History of Men in battle

A thirteen part history of warfare for the BBC written by John Keegan and Richard Holmes and presented by Frederick Forsyth. (Ivan Rendall: Series Producer)

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The Ghost Hunter

CBBC children drama series starring Jean Marsh.