Talkback (production company)

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Industry Television production company
Founder Mel Smith[1]
Griff Rhys Jones[1]
Headquarters London, England, United Kingdom
Products Television
Owner FremantleMedia
(RTL Group,
owned by Bertelsmann)

Talkback is a division of the television production company FremantleMedia. It was established as an independent production company in 1981 by Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones.[1]


The company merged with Thames Television in 2003, and the combined entity was renamed Talkback Thames. In November 2011, it was announced that Talkback Thames would be split into four different branded divisions. Talkback was focused on comedy, and Thames was focused on entertainment programming. Two new brands, Boundless and Retort, were launched.[2]


The company has produced a number of television shows, including:

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thorpe, Vanessa (20 July 2013). "Mel Smith Remembered: 'A Gentleman and a Scholar, a Gambler and a Wit' – Griff Rhys Jones Talks About His Shock at the News of His Former Comedy Partner's Death from a Heart Attack at Home". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  2. Conlan, Tara (23 November 2011). "Talkback Thames to be split up". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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