Who we are
We set up Northern Town to specialise in factual TV especially music, arts and culture of all kinds.
We’re a diverse team with backgrounds in the indie sector, BBC and ITV.
We’re a real indie, not owned in any way by a bigger group or private money.
We make TV programmes for channels in the UK and globally.
Recent shows include Marina Abramovic Takes Over TV – an epic night of performance art for Sky Arts in 2020. We are making Craftivism – Making a Difference with Jenny Eclair, for BBC4 in 2021.
In 2020 we made our first comedy The Sarah Maple Show for Sky Arts, and a series of Creative Masterclasses for BBC iPlayer with Antony Gormley, Cynthia Erivo, Shazia Mirza, Es Devlin, Paul Smith, Simon Callow, Rana Begum, Clare Twomey and Jools Holland.
Other recent programmes include Final Say a ‘moving, candid and striking’ portrait (The Observer) broadcast on Sky Arts in 2019, a drama doc The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca for BBC4 and You Asked, Art Answered for BBC and Google broadcast in 2019 and 2020.
Our biggest commission is an 80 episode series Brilliant Ideas for Bloomberg TV.
We also make digital content for clients, including 100 museums and galleries around the UK.
We’re always developing new ideas – from one-off films and live events to formats and factual entertainment.
We love working with other indies, organisations and anyone with a great idea.
So if that’s you, get in touch.