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Printworks in TV & Film
19th November 2021
Film + TV
Printworks has played host to a range of amazing film and TV, and to celebrate National TV Day on Sun 21st Nov, we are looking back at some productions we are proud to be part of.
Harlan Coben’s Stay Close is Netflix’s new must-see drama launching on 31st Dec 2021, following the success of The Stranger last year. Imagine another high-inpact thriller with lots of twists, turns and mysteries you didn’t see coming, with James Nesbitt and Eddie Izzard heading up the cast.
No Return is the next big ITV series from Red Production Company, which has attracted huge heat after producing Russell T. Davies’ “It’s a Sin”. Featuring the BAFTA award-winning Sheridan Smith, it is already picking up great media interest in National Press ahead of it’s expected 2022 release date.
Coronation Street is a British institution, as the the world’s longest running television soap, on air for 60 years. But did you know the Corrie opening credits, were filmed on the Corporation Street ramp of Printworks, looking out over the famous Manchester views? See if you can spot us!
Britain’s Got Talent
Britain’s Got Talent brought us phenomenal acts like Diversity, Paul Potts and Susan Boyle, but did you know the Manchester auditions were held here at Printworks? Showcasing a range of home grown talent right from our doorstep.
Early 00s production Fame Academy followed 25 young hopeful musicians in their journey to join the highly coveted Fame Academy, with a chance to win a £1m recording contract with a major record company. Printworks played host to many of the student auditions, where many of the future stars were handpicked to start their fame journey.
Manchester has established itself as the place for new talent on TV, and we were proud to also host auditions for ITV’s Xtra Factor. Launching the likes of James Arthur, Ella Henderson, and Rylan Clark, with a range of talented celebrity mentor to lead the way.
For those who love a classic British Crime Drama, Cracker was hailed as Jimmy McGovern’s best works, with Robbie Coltrane’s iconic performance as the genius criminal psychologist Fitz, working with the Greater Manchester Police to help solve unusual crimes.
Off Their Rocker
Dom Joly fans may remember the days of Trigger Happy TV, but be less aware of his collaboration with tv-darling Betty Crocker on Off Their Rocker filmed in our very own Yates; a comedy sketch show featuring gang of white-haired seniors with a mission: to play the most hilarious pranks possible on the younger generation.