Talkback (production company)

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Industry Television production company
Founded United Kingdom 1981; 34 years ago (1981)[1]
Founder Mel Smith[1]
Griff Rhys Jones[1]
Headquarters United Kingdom
Parent FremantleMedia

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:

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