Tern is a leading UK television and digital production company based in Scotland (Aberdeen and Glasgow), Northern Ireland (Belfast) and London.
Tern is an award winning factual content creator. The company output ranges from returning features brands, specialist factual series, comedy animation & archive, traditional observational documentary, constructed reality to the uniquely innovative Digital Adaptations.
Current Factual output includes another BBC2 hit landscape history series with Nick Crane - 'Britannia - The Great Elizabethan Journey' (3x58mins), C4's pop science RTS and BAFTA winner 'KNTV Sex' (10x23mins), UKTV Style's channel-defining reality brand 'The Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses' (10x46mins), the eighteenth series of BBC Scotland's popular gardening format 'Beechgrove Garden' (26x29mins), regular production for BBC1's 'Songs of Praise', RTE/BBCNI/BBC4 Storyville's 90 minute feature documentary 'The Father The Son and The Housekeeper', Sky property format 'Celebrity Parents SOS' (8x60) and health format 'The Secret Guide to Women's Health' (10x30), BBC Arts series' 'Science Diagrams that Changed the World' (6x30) and 'The Art of Maps' (6x30), RTE/BBC 'Colin and Graham's Excellent Adventures' (6x30), BBC health format 'The Last Resort' (10x30) as well as several single films and funded development pilots.
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Recent single films have won awards and accolades around the world. 'Gutted' for the BBC won a BAFTA in Scotland and was also the highest rating documnetary of the season when it aired on PBS in America, where it won Cine Golden Eagle Jury award in 2007.
In 2008 'The Father The Son and The Housekeeper' won a 43% share on RTE and won IFTA Best Documentary, Prix Italia Best Documentary, Boston Irish Film Festival Best Documentary and Celtic Awards Best Director. Songs of Praise won a Sandford St Martin Merit Award. C4 returning teen comedy brand KNTV Sex won the RTS award for 12-19 year olds for the second year in a row.
The company enjoys excellent relationships with UK and International commissioners and is currently working for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, Channel 4, RTE, ITV1, Discovery, UKTV, Sky One and Sky Real Lives.
Tern is a company where creative people find the space to grow in a secure and affirming environment. Our programming is renowned for both its integrity and depth, and its entertainment.