What We Do

GENIAL PRODUCTIONS is an independent production company, set up in 2018 by Simon Nye and Sophie Clarke-Jervoise to make film and television programming for the UK and international markets. In the year since its launch, Genial’s production slate includes half-hour comedy Island of Dreams starring Harry Enfield for BBC2, the comedy dramas series The Trouble with Maggie Cole starring Dawn French and Finding Alice starring Keeley Hawes for ITV.


Genial are excited to start pre-production on a new adaptation of H.E Bates’ Novel, The Darling Buds of May, entitled The Larkins for ITV.  The heart-warming series written by Simon and starring Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan as the joyous and loveable Pop and Ma Larkin will be hitting screens in Autumn 2021.


Simon and Sophie have between them created, written and produced many hundreds of hours of prime time comedy and drama for BBC, ITV, C4, Sky and Amazon Prime, including The Durrells, Benidorm, My Wonderful Life, Wild West, Is It Legal? How Do You Want Me? My Family, Reggie Perrin, The Railway Children, Mount Pleasant, Boy Meets Girl and Jonathan Creek. Working with the best writing, directing and acting talent, their emphasis is on scripted comedy, drama and anything in between.


Genial Productions is based in Covent Garden and is backed by ITV Studios.