About World Productions

About World Productions

Award winning drama since 1990.

Founded in 1990, World Productions has produced over 450 hours of critically-acclaimed, award-winning drama for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, HBO, Netflix, Amazon & Sky. CEO & Creative Director Simon Heath joined in 1997 and has led the company since 2006. World was bought by ITV Studios in 2017 and now has offices in London, Glasgow & Cardiff.

Over the last decade World has blazed a trail of gripping, talk-about, contemporary TV that combines human stories with high stakes drama and authenticity. Launched in 2012, the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed Line of Duty enthralled the nation becoming the most watched TV drama of the 21st century. The show was quickly followed by the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated Bodyguard in 2018, and 2021’s most watched drama, Vigil, which won the International Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2022.

Save Me Too was Sky’s most downloaded show during 2020’s lockdown and in 2021 won the BAFTA for Best Drama Series. The beginning of 2021 saw The Pembrokeshire Murders achieve ITV’s biggest audience for a new drama since 2006, and the highest rated ITV drama of the year.

Over the last four years, World Productions has twice been awarded Independent Production Company of the Year at the Broadcast Awards (where it was described as a “bonafide hit factory”) and Best Independent Production Company at the Edinburgh Television Festival Awards.

2022 and 2023 have been two of the company’s busiest years ever, delivering shows for the BBC, ITV, Amazon, Netflix and C4. World completed shooting four shows in 2022 and have six shows at various stages of production in 2023.