Lime Pictures

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

Lime Pictures is a television production company that was founded in 1983 by Grange Hill creator Phil Redmond as Mersey Television. The company is based in Liverpool, England. In 2005, it was acquired by All3Media and was renamed to Lime Pictures in 2007.


Mersey Television

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(1982-2006)  
(1982-2006)


Lime Pictures

Mersey Television

(1982-2006)

Logo: On a blue or black background, we see the text "A Mersey Television Production" with the Brookside logo on the middle with the byline "A Mersey Television Company" on top of the show's name. The copyright disclaimer is shown below.

Variants:

  • On Hollyoaks, it has the latter's logo and underneath has the bar reading "A MERSEY TELEVISION COMPANY" in captial letters on it.
  • On the 2003 series of Brookside, we see the letters connecting together reading "mtv" with the text "mersey" next to it.
  • On Grange Hill starting in 2003, it has the CBBC logo and the BBC copyright below.
  • Starting in 2005, the All3Media logo is seen below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on Brookside, Damon and Debbie and pre-2007 episodes of Hollyoaks. It also appeared on Grange Hill when it moved production to Liverpool.

Lime Pictures

1st Logo (2007-2018)

Logo: On a black or white background, we see the words "LIME" and "pictures" with a lime that resembles the letter "e". The 2003-2013 All3Media logo is seen underneath.

Variants:

  • Starting in 2014, the single "ALL3MEDIA" logo was replaced with the "anall3mediacompany" byline.
  • A different background is used depending on the show.
  • Sometimes, it has the text "A Lime Pictures Production" on the middle or below.
  • For some shows like Celebs Go Dating and Geordie Shore, the logo is on a green background and the text is in white.
  • On Fresh Meat, it shares the screen with the Objective Productions logo.
  • On Work Out New York and Relative Success with Tabitha, this logo is split screened with the All3Media logo, and is also animated. Here, we see the company name on a gradient white background in 2D. As it turns green, the text transition up into CGI.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability:

  • Seen on later episodes of Hollyoaks until 2018 and appears on their then-new drama shows such as Bonkers, House of Anubis, Rocket's Island, The Evermoor Chronicles.
  • It also appears on their reality shows from this period such as The Only Way Is Essex, Geordie Shore, Relative Success with Tabitha, Celebs Go Dating and Work Out New York.

2nd Logo (2018-)

Logo: On a white or black background, we see multiple colored waves that look like a lime. Then, the words "LIME PICTURES" fade in below the lime with the byline underneath.

Byline:

  • 2018-2021: "anall3mediacompany" in the same font as the last logo.
  • 2021-: "An All3Media Company" with the new All3Media logo on the left with a vertical line on the middle.

Variants:

  • A sped-up version exists.
  • There is a version without a byline underneath.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: None or the ending theme of the show.

Availability:

  • Seen on new episodes of their current shows such as Hollyoaks, The Only Way is Essex, Geordie Shore and Celebs Go Dating.
  • It also appears on new shows like Dating #No Filter, Zero Chill, Hollyoaks Favourites, Stand Up and Deliver and Who Do You Believe?.
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