About Fifty Fathoms
About Fifty Fathoms

About Fifty Fathoms

Fifty Fathoms was set up in 2010. We are a boutique label, producing drama for British and international broadcasters.

At Fifty Fathoms, we create an environment in which a writer can deliver their boldest work; and we will do whatever it takes to champion and protect the uniqueness of their vision.

Writers we are working with include: Ronan Bennett, Peter Bowker, Clara Brennan, Bill Gallagher, Guy Hibbert, Robert Jones, Lucy Kirkwood, Graham Moore, John Ridley, Heidi Thomas and Jack Thorne. We are developing projects for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky; and we have a Key Supplier Development Deal to develop further series for Sky Atlantic.

Our debut production MARVELLOUS, a 90′ single film written by Peter Bowker, directed by Julian Farino and starring Toby Jones and Gemma Jones, was broadcast on BBC2 on 25th September 2014, repeated on Christmas Day and has since won several awards including the BAFTA for Best Single Drama.

Our second production FORTITUDE, aired at the beginning of 2015. Written by Simon Donald, FORTITUDE is a 12 x 60’ crime thriller set in the Arctic Circle for Sky Atlantic and Pivot, directed by Sam Miller, Richard Laxton, Hettie MacDonald and Nick Hurran, starring Sofie Grabol, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer, Chris Ecclestone, Luke Treadaway, Jessica Raine, Veronica Echegui, Nicholas Pinnock and Johnny Harris.

The second series of FORTITUDE will begin filming in 2016.

Next up is the THE A WORD. A 6 x 1 hour drama for BBC1 developed and written by Peter Bowker, THE A WORD is currently filming in Manchester and the Lake District with an anticipated TX date of Spring 2016.


Fifty Fathoms sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect and Endemol.