Kudos (production company)


Kudos (production company)

Kudos Film & Television is a UK-based film and television production company, which has produced drama series for most of the major television networks in the UK. Its best-known series are the spy drama "Spooks" (2002–present; known as "MI5" in the United States), con-artist thriller series "Hustle" (2004–present), time travel/police drama "Life on Mars" (2006–2007) and "The Amazing Mrs Pritchard" (2006). It has also made children's television with "M.I.High", which debuted in January 2007 on BBC One and CBBC. "Ashes to Ashes", a "Life on Mars" spin-off, began transmitting in February 2008.

In late 2006, the company was sold to Shine Limited along with Princess Productions and Firefly (production company to create the Shine Group, although they still operate under four separate labels.

Television

Forthcoming Productions

* "": UK version of the hit American crime series, due to air April 2009 on ITV1.
* "Occupation": Three part drama serial following three troops sent to Basra in 2003 for BBC One. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/06_june/27/occupation.shtml BBC - Press Office - BBC Drama announces Occupation, a three-part drama for BBC One from Kudos Film and Television] ]
* "Outcasts": Sci-Fi drama in development for BBC One [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/05_may/24/outcasts.shtml BBC - Press Office - BBC Drama develops Outcasts] ]

Current Productions

* "Ashes to Ashes": one series (2008-) for BBC One - total 8 episodes, with a second series commissioned for 2009.
* "The Fixer": one series (2008-) for ITV1 - total 6 episodes, with a second series of 6 episodes commissioned for 2009. [ [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a96636/the-fixer-gets-second-series.html Television - News - 'The Fixer' gets second series - Digital Spy ] ]
* "Hustle": four seasons (2004-) for BBC One - total 24 episodes, with a fifth series commissioned for 2009. [ [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a99543/lester-returns-for-fifth-hustle.html Television - News - Lester returns for fifth 'Hustle' - Digital Spy ] ]
*"Life on Mars (2008-)US Version for ABC. In association with ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television.
* "M.I.High": two series (2007-) for CBBC - total 23 episodes, with a third series of 13 episodes commissioned for 2009.
* "Moving Wallpaper": one series (2008-) for ITV1 - total 12 episodes, with a second series commissioned for 2009.
* "Spooks": six series (2002-) for BBC One - total 56 episodes, with a seventh series commissioned for 2008.
* "": one series (2008) for BBC Three, began airing 10 August 2008 - total 6 episodes. cite web | url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/03_march/26/spooks.shtml | title=Spooks: Code 9 - a new drama for BBC Three from the team behind Spooks | publisher=BBC | date=2008-03-26 | accessdate=2008-04-02 ]
* "Plus One": single episode pilot (2007-) for Channel 4 - total 1 episode, full series commissioned for 2008. [ [http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/tv/tvland/2008/02/11/airwaves-turn-blue-as-duncan-james-stars-in-channel-4-comedy-series-89520-20315994/ Airwaves turn Blue as Duncan James stars in Channel 4 comedy series - mirror.co.uk ] ]

Previous Productions

* "Burn Up": mini-series (2008) for BBC Two - total 2 episodes.
* "Holby Blue": two series (2007-2008) for BBC One - total 20 episodes.
* "Echo Beach": one series (2008) for ITV1 - total 12 episodes.
*"West 10 LDN": single episode pilot (2008) for BBC3 - total 1 episode.
* "Nearly Famous": one series (2007) for E4 - total 6 episodes.
* "Secret Life": one-off episode (2007) for Channel 4 - total 1 episode.
* "": mini-series (2007) for BBC One - total 2 episodes.
* "The Amazing Mrs Pritchard": one series (2006) for BBC One - total 6 episodes.
* "Life on Mars": two seasons (2006-2007) for BBC One - total 16 episodes.
* "Comfortably Numb": feature-length television film (2004) for Channel 4 - total 1 episode.
* "Pleasureland": one series (2003) for Channel 4 - total 1 episode.
* "Confidence Lab": one series (2002) for BBC Two - total 6 episodes.
* "The Magician's House": two series (1999-2000) for CBBC - total 12 episodes.
* "Psychos": one series (1999) for Channel 4 - total 6 episodes.
* "Come on Down and Out": one-off episode (1999) for Channel 4 - total 1 episode.

Also: "Screaming Reels" (Channel 4) - 28 episodes, "Desperately Seeking Something" (Channel 4) - 16 episodes, "Good Ideas of the 20th Century" (Channel 4), "Nigel Slater's Real Food" (Channel 4), "Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes" (Channel 4)

Films

*"Meeting People Is Easy" (1998)
*"Among Giants" (1998)
*"Pure" (2002)
*"Eastern Promises" (2007)
*"Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" (2008)
*"The Crimson Wing" (2008)
*"Death of a Ladies Man" (2009)

External links

* [http://www.kudosproductions.co.uk/ Official website]
*imdb company|0110977|Kudos
* [http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2105356,00.html]

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