TXTV was is a boutique indie producing intelligent, mainstream drama for the UK and US markets. Though we have relationships with all the major distributors, we are nevertheless truly independent and free to pursue whatever projects interest us, large or small. With us, size is important. We are all company directors, all have the power to push projects forward and are designed to move fast. Small is beautiful.
Matthew Arlidge, Director of Development.
Matthew started at TX in 2007, after 7 years as Head of TV Development at Ecosse Films. Prior to that, he worked on Eastenders as a storyliner and script editor. At Ecosse, Matt obtained commissions from all of the major UK broadcasters – his shows included: Cape Wrath (C4/Showtime), Mistresses (BBC1), He Kills Coppers (ITV), My Boy Jack (ITV), Kitchen (C5), Like Father Like Son (ITV), Under the Greenwood Tree (ITV) and Amnesia (ITV).
Jeremy Gwilt, Managing Director & Head of Production.
Having worked on a number of international award winning dramas including “House of Cards”, “Mother Love” & “Lovejoy” Jeremy began his independent Producing career at the BBC with “The House of Elliot” which he also story-lined and co-produced with A&E in New York – followed by a six part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe”, again with A&E. Jeremy was the BBC Executive Producer of “The Ambassador” and “Ballykissangel”, latterly for World Productions, and at Ecosse Films he Produced the hugely popular BBC1 drama “Monarch of the Glen”. Developing and winning a range of mini-series commissions, Jeremy Produced and Executive Produced “Amnesia” “Like Father, Like Son” “Under The Greenwood Tree” “Heartless” and “Kitchen” attracting exceptional screen talent including Ashley Jensen, Eddie Izzard, Francesca Annis, John Hannah, Keely Hawes & Max Beesley. Securing key investment, Jeremy co-founded TXTV, Producing and Executive Producing “Torn” – the 3 part RTS nominated drama for ITV which was followed by “The Little House” and “The Reckoning”.
Chris Lang, Executive Producer & Writer.
Chris Lang is the writer of over seventy hours of prime time British drama, including ‘Torn’ (nominated for an RTS award), ‘Amnesia’ (nominated for an ‘Edgar’) and ‘A Mother’s Son’ (nominated for a Broadcast Award).
He trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, leaving in 1983 to work at Nottingham Playhouse for six months. There he met fellow actor Hugh Grant, and the two of them formed a comedy writing partnership (later joined by fellow Rada student Andy Taylor) called ‘The Jockeys of Norfolk’, who enjoyed great success at the Edinburgh Festival, and who went on to star in their own TV comedy showcase.
Lang then moved in to writing for other comedians, including Jack Dee, Jonathan Ross and Smith and Jones before turning to drama in the early nineties. He cut his teeth on prime time staples such as ‘The Bill’ ( picking up a Writer’s Guild award along the way) ‘Casualty’, ‘Soldier Soldier’ and ‘The Knock’, before creating his first original drama for ITV in 2000, ‘The Glass’, starring John Thaw and Sarah Lancashire. Since then he has written and created over thirty hours of original prime time drama, as well as contributing many episodes to existing shows like ‘Hustle’ and Sky Atlantic’s ‘The Tunnel’.