Hat Trick Productions

Hat Trick Productions is a British independent production company that produces television programmes, mainly specialising in comedy.[1]

Hat Trick Productions
IndustryTelevision production
Founded1986 (1986)
United Kingdom
Key people


Hat Trick Productions was founded in 1986 by Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville[2] and Denise O'Donoghue. Its first commission was Chelmsford 123, a situation comedy for Channel 4.[3] Two years later, Geoffrey Perkins became company director, and helped to produce shows such as Father Ted, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Have I Got News for You.[4]

Perkins left the organisation in 1995, to become head of comedy for BBC Television.[4]

Current programmesEdit

Former programmesEdit


  1. ^ "Entrepreneurs: Hat Trick's dramatic next episode". standard.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ https://rts.org.uk/article/mulville-thriving-against-long-odds
  3. ^ "Company History About Us". London: Hat Trick Productions. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Geoffrey Perkins". The Daily Telegraph. 31 August 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2010.

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