British Comedy Guide

Big Talk Productions

Big Talk Productions.

Big Talk is one of the UK's leading independent production companies, with a proud 25-year history of exceptional output in scripted comedy and drama. Their comedy output includes Rev, Back and Friday Night Dinner. Big Talk Productions is part of ITV Studios.

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Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
In development TV Robert Popper. I Hate You Sitcom Pilot by Robert Popper. No other details are currently known.
In development TV Amrou Al-Kadhi. Nefertiti Sitcom Sitcom starring drag queen Glamrou.
In development TV Thomas Gray. Peacock Sitcom Sitcom about a personal trainer working at a gym.
New TV The Offenders. Image shows from L to R: John (Darren Boyd), Frank (Christopher Walken), Myrna (Clare Perkins), Rani (Rhianne Barreto), Christian (Gamba Cole), Gabby (Eleanor Tomlinson), Greg (Stephen Merchant). The Offenders BBC1 Comedy Drama Stephen Merchant comedy drama following seven people serving community payback in Bristol.
Returning TV Cold Feet. Image shows from L to R: Pete Gifford (John Thomson), Karen Marsden (Hermione Norris), David Marsden (Robert Bathurst), Jenny Gifford (Fay Ripley), Adam Williams (James Nesbitt). Cold Feet ITV Comedy Drama Comedy drama about three couples experiencing the ups-and-downs of romance.
Returning TV The Goes Wrong Show. Image shows from L to R: Chris (Henry Shields), Robert (Henry Lewis). The Goes Wrong Show BBC1 Sitcom BBC One comedy series starring the original founding Mischief Theatre members.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Adam (Simon Bird), Martin (Paul Ritter), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal). Friday Night Dinner C4 Sitcom Channel 4 sitcom observing as twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny go round to their parents' house for Friday night dinner.
TV Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville). Mum BBC2 Sitcom Sitcom about a middle aged mother who is trying to rebuild her life following the death of her husband.
TV The Job Lot. Image shows from L to R: Karl (Russell Tovey), Trish (Sarah Hadland). Copyright: Big Talk Productions. The Job Lot ITV2 Sitcom Sitcom about life at a West Midlands job centre, focusing on the array of staff and customers.
TV Rev.. Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander). Copyright: Big Talk Productions. Rev. BBC2 Sitcom Sitcom starring Tom Hollander as a vicar promoted from a sleepy rural parish to a failing inner-city church.
TV Him & Her. Image shows from L to R: Becky (Sarah Solemani), Steve (Russell Tovey). Copyright: Big Talk Productions. Him & Her BBC3 Sitcom BBC Three sitcom set around a lazy working-class couple in their mid-20s, and following the minutiae of their relationship and lives.
Film Cuban Fury. Image shows from L to R: Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost), Sam (Olivia Colman). Copyright: Big Talk Productions. Cuban Fury Film British romantic comedy film set in the world of ballroom dancing. Stars Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Colman and Rashida Jones.
Film Grimsby. Image shows from L to R: Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), Sebastian (Mark Strong). Copyright: Big Talk Productions. Grimsby Film Sacha Baron Cohen comedy about a slick spy and his idiot brother.
Film Man Up. Image shows from L to R: Jack (Simon Pegg), Nancy (Lake Bell). Copyright: Big Talk Productions. Man Up Film Modern romantic comedy about a couple who meet on a blind date and a case of mistaken identity.
Film Sightseers. Image shows from L to R: Chris (Steve Oram), Tina (Alice Lowe). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL / Big Talk Productions. Sightseers Film Chris and his girlfriend Tina travel around the country in their caravan, but it is not long before the dream goes sour.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2021 TV Documentary Friday Night Dinner: 10 Years And A Lovely Bit Of Squirrel
2021 TV Comedy Drama The Offenders
2020 Online Sitcom Behind The Filter
2019 TV Sitcom The Goes Wrong Show
2018 TV Comedy Drama Bliss
2018 Online Sitcom Bounty
2018 TV Sitcom Defending The Guilty
2018 TV Panel Show The Imitation Game
2017 TV Sitcom Back
2017 Radio Sitcom Cracking Up
2017 TV Comedy Drama Living The Dream
2017 TV Sitcom Timewasters
2016 TV Comedy Drama Crashing
2016 TV Sitcom Diet Of Worms In Ireland
2016 TV Sitcom Mum
2016 TV Sitcom We The Jury
2015 TV Sitcom Brotherhood
2015 TV Sitcom Cockroaches
2014 TV Sitcom Give Out Girls
2014 TV Sitcom In Deep
2014 TV Sitcom Mr. Sloane
2013 TV Comedy Drama Ambassadors
2013 TV Sitcom Raised By Wolves
2013 TV Sitcom The Job Lot
2013 TV Comedy Drama Youngers
2012 TV Comedy Drama A Young Doctor's Notebook
2011 TV Sitcom Chickens
2011 TV Sitcom Friday Night Dinner
2011 TV Panel Show King Of...
2011 TV Factual Show Me The Funny
2011 TV Comedy The Pranker
2011 TV Sitcom Threesome
2010 TV Sitcom Him & Her
2010 TV Sitcom Rev.
2007 TV Sitcom Free Agents
1997 TV Comedy Drama Cold Feet
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