The Depot is One!

It’s been one year since filming in Liverpool was given a huge boost with the opening of the city’s very own film studios.

The Depot officially launched just over 12 months ago, in an ambitious move to meet the increasing demand from production companies wanting to film in the city.


Silent Witness 25 | BBC | MADE IN LIVERPOOL

The longest-running crime drama currently airing on TV, Silent Witness returns to BBC One with a Liverpool twist.


Liverpool wins big at BAFTA TV awards

TV dramas Time and Help bagged two gongs each at the BAFTA TV awards, marking the first prizes for projects supported by the Liverpool City Region Production Fund, managed by Liverpool Film Office.



Liverpool dramas Time and Help both secure a sensational six BAFTA TV nominations each.

Television is quickly becoming one of Liverpool’s most acclaimed cultural exports, with both productions made in Liverpool City Region and secured investment from Liverpool Film Office through its LCR Production Fund, using funds from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.


Liverpool treble on the big and small screen

  • Liverpool is standing in for London, Berlin, Birmingham and Gotham City across three major productions
  • Peaky Blinders VI is now airing on BBC, The Ipcress File is now airing on ITV, The Batman is now in cinemas – all topping the box office and TV ratings
  • The new ITV spy thriller and box-set BBC1 gangster drama tie, reeling in audiences of 3.5m (22%) each
  • The Batman dominates UK-Ireland box office with £13.5m opening weekend
  • The Ipcress File is Liverpool Film Office’s sixth investment through its LCR Production Fund

16 productions coming to your screens in 2022 | Made in Liverpool

If you’ve been in Liverpool over the last few years, it’s more than likely you’ve stumbled upon a film set (or a film star!).

The last eighteen months have been Liverpool’s biggest boom for film and TV production – with crews falling over each other to film on location, Liverpool Film Office opening the doors of The Depot, and a recapitalisation of the LCR Production Fund.


Time and Help drives LCR Production Fund Recapitalisation

  • Additional £1m over 12 months for Liverpool Film Office’s LCR Production Fund to attract more high-end productions to the city region.
  • Targets feature films, TV drama, animation and comedy series with investments of between £100K and £500k.
  • Several BBC, C4 and ITV-commissioned projects already supported by the Fund.

The Depot | Open for business

Liverpool has taken a huge step towards being the UK’s premier production hub, as as its new film & high-end TV drama shoot space opens for business on Monday (4 October).

The Depot comprises two purpose-built, 20,000 sq ft film & TV production units, giving Liverpool the complete package for film producers and  providing a multi-million pound boost to its economy.


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.

For everything coming out in 2022 – click here.


Sky Original Funny Girl starring Gemma Arterton starts filming in Liverpool

Production swings into action on an adaption of Nick Hornby’s novel Funny Girl. This Sky Original sees Gemma Arterton step into the shoes of charismatic Barbara Parker.


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.


Arnold Clark Car and Van Rental and Liverpool Film Office announce sponsorship

Liverpool Film Office has announced its first sponsor which will help strengthen the city’s reputation in the UK’s booming film and TV sector.


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

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


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.