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December 2019

12th May 2013
ROOM AT THE TOP wins BAFTA for Best Mini Series.

April 2013
MARGARET to be shown again on Sunday Bank Holiday, 5th May, 9pm, BBC4.

April 2013
ROOM AT THE TOP nominated for best Mini Series - BAFTA Awards.

March 2013
"One of the best documentary dramas I have seen in years" Clive James
"..delectable.." Five Stars: Andrew Billen, The Times
Read Robert Cooper’s Broadcast article on the making of Wodehouse In Exile

Feb 2013
ROOM AT THE TOP nominated for Best Serial - RTS Awards.

January 2013
ROOM AT THE TOP - Maxine Peake nominated for Best Actress award - Press Guild Awards.

September 2012
BBC4 commissions Great Meadow Productions to produce 'WODEHOUSE IN EXILE', Nigel Williams' screenplay about  how P G Woodhouse  came to make his wartime broadcasts from Nazi Germany. Filming November in Northern Ireland. Screens BBC4 2013.

June 2012
WHEN HARVEY MET BOB – Great Meadow's BBC2 film about the making of Live Aid, raises over £40,000 for the Band Aid Trusts’s fight against global famine.

May 2012
Room At The Top copyright dispute resolved –
Great Meadow Productions is pleased to announce that the issue of copyright between Remus Films and the Estate of John Braine, represented by its agent David Higham Associates, has been resolved. The tv adaptation will be broadcast on BBC4 in the near future.

May 2012
Great Meadow has picked up the TV rights to David Nicholls’ novel 'The Understudy'. David will exec produce with Kate Triggs.

April 2012
Great Meadow has acquired the rights to Adrian McKinty's hard boiled trilogy that begins with recently published 'The Cold Cold Ground' and has been described as a Northern Irish 'Red Riding'.

March 2011
Great Meadow moves offices to Unit 68, Eurolink Business Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ – 5 mins walk from Brixton Tube. But our phone and email addresses stay the same!

12th February 2011
WHEN HARVEY MET BOB WINS 2 IFTA AWARDS for Best TV single/serial drama and best TV actor for Domhnall Gleeson for his portrayal of Bob Geldof at the Irish Film and TV Awards in Dublin.

30th November 2010
BBC2 to show WHEN HARVEY MET BOB on Boxing Day at 21:15.

15th November 2010
\BBC Worldwide sells WHEN HARVEY MET BOB to BBC America. The channel will screen the 90 minute film – about how Bob Geldof  and Harvey Goldsmith got together in 1985 to create a legend – in the USA on 30th December at 9pm.

8th November 2010
ROOM AT THE TOP will film in Yorkshire from 24th November to 18th December. The two-part tv film, set in 1948, will shoot on locations around Leeds, Halifax, Bradford and the north-east coast. It stars Matthew McNulty and Maxine Peake, is directed by Aisling Walsh and produced by Paul Frift. It is based on the classic novel by John Braine, is adapted by Amanda Coe and will be shown on BBC4 in 2011.

28th June 2010
Shooting begins next week in Dublin on WHEN HARVEY MET BOB. The film, starring Ian Hart as Harvey Goldsmith and Domhnall Gleeson as Bob Geldof will be shot in 16 days from Monday 5th July to Monday 26th July. The director is Nick Renton and Catherine Magee is producing.

February 2010
BBC2 and RTE commission Great Meadow to produce WHEN HARVEY MET BOB – a ninety minute film drama by Joe Dunlop about how Bob Geldof and Harvey Goldsmith got together in 1985 to create a legend – the world’s greatest live charity event. Shooting summer 2010.

2nd December 2009
BBC 4 commissions Great Meadow to produce a 2 hour adaption of John Braine’s classic novel ROOM AT THE TOP. Amanda Coe’s bold screenplay of this classic novel is a sexually charged, highly emotional and tragic love story. Shooting 2010. Click here for full press release.

24th November 2009
DAVID ROGER wins RTS Craft Award 2009 for his role as Production Designer in MARGARET.

20th October 2009
LINDSAY DUNCAN nominated for Scottish BAFTA award for best performance as Margaret Thatcher in Great Meadow’s production of MARGARET.

20th October 2009
THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY nominated for the Grierson ‘Best Drama Documentary’ award.

6th April 2009

March 2009
THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY won 3 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 27th March for Best Single Drama, Best Multichannel and Best Actress for Andrea Riseborough. In addition it has been nominated for 5 BAFTAS: Andrea Riseborough for Best Actress; Niall McCormick for Director, Fiction; Tony Saint for Break-Through Talent; Anthony Combes for Editing, Fiction; Christine Allsopp for Make Up and Hair Design.

12th March 2009
More nominations for THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY
Great Meadow’s BBC4 film THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY has received four more major nominations – in the 2009 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for Best Single Drama, Best Multichannel and Best Actress (Andrea Riseborough) and for Best Single Drama in the 2009 RTS Awards.

Congratulations to Charlotte Holdich!
24th November 2008 Charlotte Holdich has won the 2008 RTS Craft and Design award for Costume Design for her work on MARGARET THATCHER – THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY. Congratulations and thank you from Great Meadow.

Iron Lady a copper-bottomed hit for BBC.
13th June 2008 MARGARET THATCHER – THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY. Great Meadow Productions much anticipated drama was watched by nearly 1 million on BBC4. The figures, representing a 5.2% audience share, were the third highest ever achieved by the channel.

LINDSAY DUNCAN set to play the Iron Lady.
8th April 2008 Great Meadow Productions to follow their eagerly-awaited comedy on the young Mrs Thatcher with a new film tracking her downfall. Today Great Meadow announced the leading lady and director now attached to their major television drama examining the downfall of Margaret Thatcher. MARGARET, which the BBC is part-funding, is set to star Lindsay Duncan as the Iron Lady in the film. Also attached is director James Kent, who directed the acclaimed biopic of Elizabeth David for BBC FOUR. Great Meadow confirmed that BBC Worldwide are talking to broadcasters at the MIP-tv market in order to secure further finance for the drama, which is likely to have widespread international appeal.