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Love Productions is a UK-based television production company. Its cooking competition series The Great British Bake Off is among the most watched shows in the UK of its era.[2] As of February 2018, the company's credits include 54 productions.[3]

Love Productions
GenreProduction company
Founded3 September 2004; 15 years ago (2004-09-03) in United Kingdom
  • Richard McKerrow
  • Anna Beattie[1]
Number of locations
OwnerSky (70%)


Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie formed Love Productions in 2004.[1] In 2014 Sky acquired a 70% stake in Love Productions.[4]

Love Productions is also associated with the brands Love West, based in Bristol, and Love Productions USA.[5]



Love Productions' best earning programme, The Great British Bake Off, had moved network channel from BBC Two to BBC One after three series due to its increasing popularity.[6][7] Towards the end of series six, Love Productions's profits were decreasing.[7] The company wished to remain on BBC One, however the £75 million asking price for three series was unacceptable to the BBC.[8] Controversy arose as there were concerns the nature of the show would change with the move to Channel 4 and because most of the show's presenters did not make the move for the following series.[8][2]


  1. ^ a b "Bristol's Love Productions, firm behind The Great British Bake-off, strikes multi-million Sky deal". SouthWestBusiness. 22 July 2014. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Great British Bake Off final was the UK's most watched TV show since 2012". 7 November 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ Love Productions on IMDb
  4. ^ "Sky buys 70% stake in Bake Off firm". 21 July 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  5. ^ ""Contact Us"". "Love Productions". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  6. ^ Sweney, Mark (16 October 2013). "BBC2 controller laments losing the Great British Bake Off to BBC1". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b Halls, Andy (9 April 2017). "DOUGH SHRINKS The Great British Bake Off owners Love Productions take £2MILLION hit to profits". The Sun. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b Steafel, Elanor (4 August 2017). "5 things we learnt from the new Great British Bake Off trailer". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

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