Pacific Quay Productions

Pacific Quay Productions, operating out of Scotland and Salford, tells compelling stories full of exploration, revelation and emotion. A broad cross-genre team with expertise in arts, history, religion, documentary, daytime, magazine and factual-drama, we make multi-award winning programmes for international as well as UK and Scottish audiences.

From the discoveries of Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney to the popular accessibility of The Big Painting Challenge and This Farming Life, the warmth of Landward to the landmark film-making of Imagine, we bring a passion for storytelling to all our programmes.

The Team



Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime
Glaswegian comic Billy Connolly marks his 75th birthday with portraits by three very different Scottish artists and unveils large-scale mural tributes from his hometown.
Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney
Neil Oliver and team investigate one of Europe’s biggest archaeological digs in Orkney, unearthing incredible revelations about Britain’s prehistory.
The Big Painting Challenge
Popular painting competition hosted by Mariella Frostrup and Rev Richard Coles sees a group of amateur artists put through their paces and make it past the formidable judges to be crowned winner.
The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl
The extraordinary story of Roald Dahl as told through his letters, writings and archive and how his real-life escapades helped him create his most famous books.
This Farming Life
The struggles and triumphs of five very different farming families in Scotland form the core of this major 12-part documentary series.
Curated by Mark Gatiss, Queers is a series of original dramatic shorts for BBC Four charting a century of the UK gay experience.