Tod Productions and STV Studios win Apple TV+ commission - Criminal Record

Apple TV+ lands series order for powerful new London crime thriller “Criminal Record”

Series stars Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo

Apple TV+ today announced an eight-episode series order for “Criminal Record,” a new one-hour thriller starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo as detectives in a tug of war over a historic murder conviction. From BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman (“Vera,” “Indian Summers”), the series is currently in production in London and is produced for Apple TV+ by Tod Productions and STV Studios.
“Criminal Record” is a powerful, character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London. An anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case, one a young woman in the early stages of her career; the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. The series touches on issues of race, institutional failure, and the quest to find common ground in a polarized Britain. Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Thick of It”) stars as Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty and Cush Jumbo (“The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight,” “The Beast Must Die”) stars as Detective Sergeant June Lenker.
BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman (Creator of “Vera” from the Anne Cleeves novels and “Indian Summers”), BAFTA Scotland Award winner Elaine Collins (“Shetland,“ ”Vera“), BAFTA and Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Thick of It”) and Laurence Olivier Award and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo (“The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight,” “Trying”) serve as executive producers. BAFTA Award winner Jim Loach (“Save Me Too,” “Oranges and Sunshine”) directs the series.
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Elaine Collins, MD of Tod Productions, said: “This is a hugely exciting commission for Tod Productions and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Apple TV+ on this new crime format, written by the brilliant Paul Rutman. We’ve a stellar cast in place, with the very best talent behind the scenes, and we can’t wait to bring the series to life.”

David Mortimer, MD of STV Studios, said: “This is an exciting time for STV Studios, with news of this significant new commission from Apple TV+ and a second series of our prison drama, Screw, for Channel 4. Returning and returnable drama series are key to the transformation of STV Studios. 2021 was a record year for us and with these two strong commissions, alongside a growing suite of unscripted series, the next period promises to be busier and more successful still.”

About Tod Productions
Tod Productions is run by respected drama producer, Elaine Collins. Prior to setting up her own production company, Elaine was a Producer and Executive Producer at ITV Studios where she was responsible for bringing hit drama, Vera, to screens. She was also responsible for developing and executive producing three series of BBC One crime drama, Shetland; and was previously Creative Director at BBC Drama. Criminal Record (w/t) is Tod’s first major commission, produced for streamer, AppleTV+. Tod Productions is an exclusive, long-term development and production partner to STV Studios.

About STV Studios
STV Studios, led by David Mortimer, is one of the UK’s leading content businesses and is Scotland’s biggest production company, with an impressive track-record of success across drama, entertainment and factual, with commissions spanning BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC Scotland, Discovery, discovery+, VH1/MTV and Sky One. In Scripted, STV Studios’ is responsible for critically acclaimed, award-winning dramas The Victim and Elizabeth is Missing for BBC One; and 6-part prison drama, Screw, for Channel 4. Unscripted formats include returning series Antiques Road Trip for BBC and The Yorkshire Auctioneer for Discovery. The team produce Saturday night shiny-floor show, Catchphrase, for ITV; and quiz show, The Bridge of Lies, for BBC One.

The STV Studios family of labels includes unscripted producer Primal Media; high-end drama producer, Two Cities; entertainment outfits, Barefaced TV, Mighty Productions and Hello Mary; and is exclusive production partner to drama company, Tod Productions.  

STV Studios/Tod Productions: Kirstin Stevenson, 07803970106