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TV and Film

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Very much part of the Midlands regional block of TV and media companies, Stratford-upon-Avon is notably home to programme makers First Look TV (Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer) and Ragdoll Productions (Teletubbies, In the Night Narden) alongside Warwickshire-based companies who provide related services, such as Noisegate studios (creators of all the music for Horrible Histories) and imaging leaders Pix+Codex.

Add in a number of smaller filmmakers such as Jam Sutton, Tasty media and Blackfire, plus a wealth of freelance broadcast professionals, and the local broadcast media sector is more than well represented.

The creative talent of Coventry and Warwickshire has helped shape stories on the big screen too – from comedy and social realism to a galaxy far, far away. Debbie Isitt (Nativity), Ken Loach (Kes, I, Daniel Blake) and Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue one: a Star Wars Story) all hail from the area, as do Hollywood leading lights Clive Owen and Sophie Turner.

Productions as varied as Doctor Who, Upstairs Downstairs and The Italian Job have all been shot on locations in Coventry and Warwickshire.

And the British Film Institute even chose Gaydon as the location for its state-of-the-art film and TV archive facility.