18 new productions in the works | Made in Liverpool

In the twelve months since scripted dramas first embarked on shooting under rigorous new production guidelines, Liverpool has hosted thousands of film crew, and some of the biggest film stars on the planet – and now we get to wait – and watch.

We’ve put a list together of (most) of the productions to have been made in Liverpool City Region between 2020 and 2021 that will be coming to your screens – and cinemas soon.

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First look at Channel 4's Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham

HELP | CHANNEL 4 | MADE IN LIVERPOOL

According Channel 4’s Head of Drama, Caroline Hollick, their latest film, Help, is “the most important thing you’ll watch this year“, and a “love letter to the cultural heritage of Liverpool.”

Beyond the obvious nod to The Beatles’ iconic song and film of the same name, Help, despite its hard-hitting message contains joyous references to Scouse culture, from food to football to in the know jokes.

Starring Scouse royalty Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham, written by BAFTA-winning writer, Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, The Virtues, National Treasure) and directed by visionary, Marc Munden (Utopia, The Third Day, The Secret Garden), here’s everything you’ll want to know about Channel 4’s, state-of-the-nation drama.

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Time | BBC | Made in Liverpool

It’s Time.

Liverpool’s own prolific screenwriter, Jimmy McGovern returns to prime-time TV series drama with a three-part prison drama; Time, starring two of Britain’s biggest on screen talents; Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.

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First look at Channel 4's Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham

First look at Help starring Liverpool icons Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham

Channel 4 has today released the first look at Help, a new 1×120’ drama from the BAFTA award-winning writer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, National Treasure) and BAFTA award-winning director Marc Munden (The Third Day, Utopia) starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Doctor Foster) and Stephen Graham (Save Me, This is England) and produced by The Forge in association with One Shoe Films with funding and support from Liverpool Film Office through its Liverpool City Region Production Fund.

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The Depot – Liverpool’s new temporary shooting space tops out

Liverpool’s new purpose built film and TV shoot space has officially been named.

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Liverpool Film Office fires fourth investment in new HETV adaptation of iconic espionage thriller, The Ipcress File

The Ipcress File, featuring the iconic British spy, Harry Palmer, once made famous by Michael Caine, is getting a six-part high-end TV adaptation for ITV, with Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Gangs of London) taking on the mantle.

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The Irregulars TV series arrives on Netflix on March 26 2021

The Irregulars | Netflix | Made in Liverpool

The world of Sherlock Holmes – like you’ve never seen before…

Netflix’s THE IRREGULARS follows a gang of troubled street teens, solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson & his mysterious business partner.

Netflix Original THE IRREGULARS streams from Friday 26 March.

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LCR Production Fund investment into BBC's The Responder featuring Martin Freeman

FILM OFFICE INVESTS IN BBC’s ARRESTING NEW LIVERPOOL CRIME DRAMA; THE RESPONDER

The Responder has secured funding and support from the Liverpool Film Office through the Liverpool City Region Production Fund, using funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.

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It’s a Sin – Channel 4

It’s A Sin is multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer Russell T Davies’ (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who) brand new 5-part drama which follows the story of the 1980s, the story of AIDS, and charts the joy and heartbreak of a group of friends across a decade in which everything changed.

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WORK BEGINS ON LIVERPOOL’S FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT FILM STUDIOS

Work has begun on Liverpool’s first purpose built film and high-end TV stages.

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Liverpool continues to make a scene in the film and TV industry

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic bringing the film and TV sector to a standstill, Liverpool still proved a screen hit in 2020 – and took centre stage for one of the UK’s biggest productions of the year.

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Tin Star: Liverpool – Sky Atlantic/Kudos TV

Tim Roth crime drama Tin Star, produced by Kudos TV (Utopia, Broadchurch, Humans, Life On Mars) swapped the Canadian Rockies for the River Mersey for an explosive third and final series of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed drama, with an improved title; Tin Star: Liverpool.

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Film Office spends Time with acclaimed trio of talent

Liverpool Film Office is supporting celebrated local writer Jimmy McGovern’s return to primetime series drama with an investment in BBC One’s major new production Time, using funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.

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Film Office supports Liverpool homecoming for stars Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham in Channel 4 Drama ‘Help’ (w/t)

Help (w/t), reunites two of Liverpool’s famed screen talents; Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Free Guy) and Stephen Graham (Line Of Duty, The Virtues) in their professional homecoming for a one-off, state-of-the-nation drama, to begin filming in Liverpool City Region in early 2021.

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