A Brief History...

Hat Trick is one of the UK's most successful independent production companies, our output immediately identified with popular and award-winning programming.

Founded by Jimmy Mulville, Denise O'Donoghue and Rory McGrath in a cramped office in Soho in 1986, the era of Filofaxes and huge mobile phones, our first commission was 'Chelmsford 1,2,3' for Channel 4. McGrath and Donoghue have since left, the Filofaxes have been replaced by iPads, the mobile phones are thankfully much smaller, and Hat Trick is now based in less cramped, in fact positively roomy offices in Camden Town.
One thing hasn't changed - our aim was then, and is now, to make television programmes which we ourselves would like to watch.

For more than 30 years we have been working with some of the leading writers, producers, directors, performers and crew both in the UK and abroad. And some of the brightest names in British television began their careers and continue to build them under the Hat Trick banner.