Yorkshire Tyne Tees TV Productions (YTTTP) features department has secured a string of commissions from ITV and Channel 4 including a brace of profile shows for two of ITV's biggest drama
Yorkshire Tyne Tees TV Productions (YTTTP) features department has secured a string of commissions from ITV and Channel 4 including a brace of profile shows for two of ITV's biggest drama hits.

ITV controller of documentaries and features Dianne Nelmes has commissioned 2 x 60-minute specials, Ten Years of Heartbeat and Thirty Years of Emmerdale.

Produced and directed by Nicky Lister, the Heartbeat programme is due to air as part of the show's 10th anniversary in March next year while Thirty Years of Emmerdale will be scheduled to mark the anni-versary of the five-day-a-week soap next October.

YTTTP is also set to produce three specials in the After They Were Famous series, one of which traces actors from The Waltons. The 3 x 60-minute programmes, to be delivered by the end of the year, will be produced and directed by Mark Murray and executive produced by Judith Holder.

The department is also expanding its 100 Greatest strand for C4. Outgoing commissioning editor for features Sue Murphy has ordered 100 Greatest Sporting Moments and 100 Greatest Moments of the Year.

The sport marathon will air over two nights and be produced and directed by John Piper with Peter Gordon as executive producer. The 180-minute 100 Greatest Moments of the Year will be executive produced by Mark Robinson.

Murphy has also commissioned a 3 x 60-minute series dealing with the History of Sex on TV. Gordon will executive produce.

YTTTP is producing a 90-minute piece looking at 'difficult stars' from the early days of Hollywood through to modern icons such as popstar Jennifer Lopez. Ordered by C4 commissioning editor, arts Janet Lee, The Prima Donnas is being produced and directed by Jane Stanton and executive produced by Len Brown.