Who we are

At Northern Town we aim to make the most daring, entertaining and outstanding TV possible. We’re a diverse team with wide experience of the indie sector, BBC and ITV, and different walks of life. We’re a real indie – not owned by a bigger group or private money.  We can move fast and put every penny on screen.  We’re small enough to care and big enough to cope.

Statues Redressed, nominated for Broadcast Best Content Partnership 2022, was filmed in Liverpool for Sky Arts in 2021.  It was the first city in the world to take over its statues to give them a whole new look.

Marina Abramovic Takes Over TV,  an epic night of performance art for Sky Arts in 2021, was BAFTA nominated for Best Filming, Broadcast nominated Best Original Programme and won a special commendation from Prix Italia.

Craftivism – Making a Difference with Jenny Eclair, for BBC4 in 2021.

The Sarah Maple Show in 2020, sitcom meets video art for Sky Arts, was nominated for the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Get Creative, in the lockdown of Spring 2020 for the BBC, was made with Antony Gormley, Cynthia Erivo, Jools Holland, Shazia Mirza, Es Devlin, Paul Smith, Simon Callow and Rana Begum. It was nominated for the Prix Italia.

Other recent programmes include Final Say – ‘moving, candid and striking’ (The Observer) –  Sky Arts 2019;  a drama doc with Maxine Peake The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca for BBC4 and You Asked, Art Answered for BBC and Google in 2020.

Our biggest commission is an 80 episode series Brilliant Ideas for Bloomberg TV – the biggest arts series ever made.

We make digital content for non-broadast clients, including 100 museums and galleries around the UK. In 2021 we worked with ART UK and BBC Teach to launch the Superpower of Looking.

We’re always developing new ideas – from one-off films and live events to formats and factual entertainment. We love working with other people, organisations, indies and anyone with a great idea.

So if that’s you, get in touch.

Here’s some of our work

The team

Get in touch

+44 208 743 5100

Northern Town, 59 Goldhawk Rd, London, W12 8EG