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Feelgood Fiction launched in 1996 with the first series of The Hello Girls for BBC1, starring Letitia Dean. Stone Scissors Paper, a 90 minute film for BBC2, followed. Written by Richard Cameron, and starring Juliet Stevenson and Ken Stott, it won the inaugural BBC Dennis Potter Writer's Award.

In 1997, Feelgood received its first BAFTA nomination with Dual Balls, a comedy for Channel Four and BBC2, directed by Dan Zeff and adapted from a short story by Nicola Barker.

In 1998, the company produced a second series of The Hello Girls for BBC1 to great critical acclaim followed by Badger, a Sunday night drama series for BBC1 written by Kieran Prendiville and transmitted in July 1999. Series 2 transmitted in Summer 2000.

Metrosexuality, a new drama series for Channel 4, transmitted in February 2001, written and directed by Rikki Beadle Blair.

In 2002, Feelgood co-produced Double Bill, a 90 minute TV comedy written by Simon Booker, starring Peter Gallagher and Dervla Kirwan, with Working Title TV for Universal Studios, Oxygen and ITV1/Sky TV.

The company's feature film wing, Feelgood Films, launched in 2003 with Miranda starring Christina Ricci, Kyle MacLachlan, John Hurt and John Simm and financed by Film Four, Senator Films and the UK Film Council. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won the Raindance Film Festival Audience Award and was distributed theatrically by Pathe, selling to 22 countries.

Feelgood's My Life As A Popat, a 6 part comedy for CITV, launched in Autumn 2004. To date, it's been nominated for the Emmy, RTS, DGGB, Broadcast, BANFF and Race In Media awards. It won best drama at the Chicago Children's Festival and a BAFTA for best children's drama. It has just been nominated for the Prix Jeunesse. Series 2 transmitted in Spring 2007.

Series 2 of My Life As A Popat - an 8 part comedy for ITV - will be repeated this Spring with Kulvinder Ghir, Shaheen Khan, Felicity Montagu and Chandeep Uppal, it is distributed by Target Entertainment.

The Observer "Every so often along comes a comedy drama that's head and shoulders above the rest. That is the case with My Life As a Popat."; Daily Mail "...a Gem. Very funny and original."; TV Choice "Unmissable fun." Radio Times "...funnier than most adult sitcoms...".

The English Harem, a film for ITV, directed by Robin Sheppard and starring Martine McCutcheon and Art Malik (with Tony Slattery, John Sessions, Tom Georgeson, Ruth Sheen and Linda Bassett) was transmitted at the end of 2005 as a Christmas Special.

Suburban Shootout - an 8 part comedy for Five, Paramount Comedy and Oxygen - first transmitted in the UK and US in April 2006 with Anna Chancellor, Felicity Montagu, Ralph Ineson and Amelia Bullmore. So far, it's won 'Outstanding International Producer of the Year' at the Monte Carlo Golden Nymph awards, been nominated for the Rose D'or, Bafta craft and British Comedy Awards and sold to 26 countries. HBO have acquired the format and commissioned scripts for a US version. Series 2 transmitted in 2007/2008.

Series 2 of Suburban Shootout transmitted on Five and Paramount Comedy with Anna Chancellor, Felicity Montagu, Ralph Ineson and Amelia Bullmore, distributed by BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 International.

The Telegraph "Bold, funny and fabulously subversive"; The Observer "As dry as the perfect martini"; Hollywood Reporter "A hilarious dark comedy..."; San Francisco Chronicle "the series that one must assume Marc Cherry wanted "Desperate Housewives" to be. There's a level of unrestrained brilliance here... a lust for fearless entertainment"

The Nathan Caton Show – a sketch show pilot for Paramount Comedy - launched in Autumn 2007. Starring and written by rising star and stand-up, Nathan Caton.

Suburban Shootout US - a pilot for HBO, written by Michelle Ashford with Barry Sonnenfeld directing. It stars Kelly Preston, Judy Greer, Rachael Haris and Mary Birdsong.

Same Time Next Week - a pilot for a new BBC2 entertainment show is about to start production starring Joanna Neary, Adam Buxton and Al Kerr.

Gates – a team devised comedy series for Sky Living script edited by Jennifer Saunders. Written by Richard Preddy, Abigail Wilson, Andrew Collins, Dan Sefton and Ava Vidal. Starring Tom Ellis, Joanna Page and Sue Johnston.

The series launched in August 2012 and has just been picked up by NBC who have commissioned a US pilot.

The Guardian “..sharp writing and brilliant performances..”

The Daily Mail “.. excellent..the series as a whole captures that peculiar British brand of awkwardness very well – 4-stars.”

Time Out “A good first day of term for this new school-set sitcom..well cast and showcasing a gentler sort of observational humour, Gates proves that Sky 'gets' sitcoms…”.

Found – a one off drama commissioned by BBC TV and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for the Eurovision Childrens Drama Series, directed by Adrian McDowell and written by Sanjeev Kohli. TX'd in May 2013. The film has to date been nominated for a BAFTA and short listed for The Japan Prize and the Chicago Film festival.

The Last Tycoon – a 90 minute adaptation of the Scott Fitzgerald novel for BBC Radio 4, adapted and directed by Bill Bryden, starring Aidan Gillen and Jack Shepherd. TX'd in May 2013.

Vodka Diaries – a BBC3 / BBC Online pilot written by Rachel Hirons and directed by James de Frond starring Aisling Bea and Cariad Lloyd” is currently in pre-production and Lizard Girl – a second one off drama commissioned by BBC TV and the EBU directed by Lynsey Miller and written by Vivienne Franzmann. The film has just won a BAFTA and the prestigious Japan Prize.

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