British Comedy Guide


Retort is the division of FremantleMedia specialising in scripted comedy. Created by the splitting of TalkbackThames in January 2012, it now controls series including I'm Alan Partridge, Green Wing, Brass Eye and The IT Crowd.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort. Birds Of A Feather ITV Sitcom Sitcom about mismatched sisters Tracey and Sharon, and their glamorous friend, Dorien.
TV Count Arthur Strong. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Retort. Count Arthur Strong BBC1 Sitcom TV sitcom following elderly, befuddled showbusiness character Count Arthur Strong and his friends.
TV Goodnight Sweetheart. Image shows from L to R: Yvonne Sparrow (Emma Amos), Gary Sparrow (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Phoebe Sparrow (Elizabeth Carling). Copyright: Alomo Productions / BBC. Goodnight Sweetheart BBC1 Sitcom Whilst walking around the East End, TV repairman Gary Sparrow is transported back to 1940 where he begins to live a second life.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2017 TV Sitcom Henry IX
2016 TV Sitcom The Rebel
2015 TV Sitcom Chewing Gum
2013 TV Documentary The IT Crowd Manual
2012 TV Sitcom The Revolting World Of Stanley Brown
1989 TV Sitcom Birds Of A Feather
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