Established in 1993, Pier Productions is an award-winning radio and tv production company based in Brighton. In the 2019 BBC Radio and Music Awards we won the Best Comedy Production Award for Geoff Norcott’s Right Leaning But Well Meaning and in the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards we won the Best Single Drama Award for Marcus Brigstocke’s The Red. Rupert Evans also won the Best Supporting Actor award in our 2018 Radio 3 production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Pier is known for its distinctive event programming, including our ten hour adaptations of War and Peace starring John Hurt and Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Simon Russell Beale. We produce Making History for BBC Radio 4 presented by Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence as well as readings including the complete Adrian Mole read by Harry McIntyre.
Pier also makes distinctive content for television, most recently two stylish dramatised monologues read by Celia Imrie and Bernard Cribbins for The One Show as well as a film about the photographer Daniel Meadows who toured the UK in his photographic omnibus in 1973. For the BBC Penelope Keith went in search of motoring pioneer Dorothy Levitt and Neil Morrissey re-joined the Scouts for a weekend to celebrate the centenary of the movement. Also for the BBC, Honor Blackman told the story of the legendary pioneering airline Pan Am and Adrian Chiles traced the history of sports commentary.
We have our offices and studios in a stylishly restored Regency town house in Brighton and have a strong track record in reflecting our region to a UK audience and developing locally based, diverse talent.