World Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
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Background

World Productions is a television production company founded on March 20, 1990 by Tony Garnett, originally as Island World Productions before renaming themselves to their current name in 1994. On February 2012, Marcus Evans Entertainment acquired the company after looking to get involved in the film and television industry. Five years later, on May 2017, ITV plc took over World Productions, making the latter a subsidiary of ITV Studios. Over the years, they have developed many critically acclaimed and successful shows including Line of Duty, The Bletchley Circle, Bodyguard, among others.


Island World Productions


World Productions

Island World Productions

(September 4, 1992-June 2, 1994)

Logo: On a blue-black gradient background, there is a thick path with a map texture consisting of the merged letters "iw". The "i"'s dot is a moving gray globe. Underneath is "AN" with a red line going through it, "ISLAND WORLD", and "PRODUCTION" with a blue bar through it. Also underneath is a channel's name and the copyright notice.

Variant: On Between the Lines, the logo is inside a box and only "ISLAND WORLD" is the only text present.

Technique: The globe spinning.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Rare. It can be seen on series 1 and 2 of Between the Lines, Never Rest, which has this logo intact on a VHS release, and series 1 of Cardiac Arrest.

World Productions

1st Logo (October 19, 1994-July 24, 2012)

Logo: Same as the previous logo but with "AN" and "PRODUCTION" removed, the center simply reading "WORLD", the globe is 2D and static, and the map path is colored blue. Also, the logo is now on a black background.

Variants:

  • Early versions of this logo has the company name containing "PRODUCTIONS".
  • Sometimes, the logo is inside a white box.
    • An early version of this variant has the globe more stylized.
  • Some uses of this logo has the globe resembling the one from the previous logo.
  • A print version exists.
  • On some shows, "WORLD PRODUCTIONS" is seen underneath the logo.
  • On Holed, the text in the normal logo was replaced with simple text reading "A World Production".
  • On The Caribou Kitchen, the logo is in a chalkboard style and within said object.
  • On United, the logo is white while still retaining its details.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on various fictional programmes starting with series 3 of Between the Lines and last appearing on series 1 of Line of Duty. It may also be seen on the remaining series of Cardiac Arrest, This Life, The Cops, No Angels, among others.

2nd Logo (September 6, 2012-May 11, 2017)

Logo: A set of cyan curves is seen above "worldproductions". Underneath is the byline "amarcusevansentertainmentco".

Variants:

  • On series 2 of Line of Duty, "productions" is white.
  • On The Great Train Robbery, the logo is inside a white box.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Uncommon. It can be seen on series 2-4 of Line of Duty, The Great Train Robbery, The Bletchly Circle, and last appeared on Born to Kill.

3rd Logo (February 28, 2018-)

Logo: The stacked text "WORLD PRODUCTIONS" with the "O" in "WORLD" being a circle and slightly bigger than the rest of the letters.

Bylines:

  • February 28, 2018-September 26, 2021: None.
  • October 31, 2021: "PART OF ITV STUDIOS"

Variant: Sometimes this logo shares the screen with other logos.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Current. It can be seen on Save Me, series 5 and onwards of Line of Duty, Bodyguard, among others.

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