Castaway investors land £4.9m

Shareholders in Castaway Television Productions, the reality studio behind worldwide hits such as “Survivor” and “Celebrity Survivor”, have shared a £4.9m dividend.

Investors including Bob Geldof and Lord Alli were given the payout, which was up from the £3m distributed in 2008. Sales rose to £8.8m from £6.1m in the year to March 2009, according to accounts just filed with Companies House.