British Comedy Guide



Talkback launched in February 2012, handling Fremantle's comedy programmes. The company has its origins as Talkback Productions, founded in the 1980s by Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith. With a rich history of memorable comedy entertainment programmes spanning four decades, the label continues to create innovating and entertaining television shows for new generations of viewers.

Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
Current TV QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames. QI BBC2 Panel Show Panel game that contains lots of difficult questions and a large amount of quite interesting facts.
Returning TV Celebrity Juice. Image shows from L to R: Emily Atack, Leigh Francis, Laura Whitmore. Celebrity Juice ITV2 Panel Show ITV2 panel show hosted by Leigh Francis as Keith Lemon, focused on the world of celebrity and silly games.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Through The Keyhole. Leigh Francis. Through The Keyhole ITV Panel Show Keith Lemon presents an updated comic version of classic panel game Through The Keyhole, in which a panel must guess a home's owner.
TV Your Face Or Mine. Image shows from L to R: Katherine Ryan, Jimmy Carr. Copyright: Talkback. Your Face Or Mine Comedy Central Comedy Comic game show about contestants' faces, hosted by Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan.
TV Virtually Famous. Image shows from L to R: Vicky Pattison, Chris Ramsey, Seann Walsh, Scarlett Moffatt. Virtually Famous E4 Panel Show A panel show about internet stars and the clips that go viral.
TV Sweat The Small Stuff. Image shows from L to R: Rochelle Humes, Nick Grimshaw, Melvin Odoom. Copyright: Talkback. Sweat The Small Stuff BBC3 Panel Show Nick Grimshaw hosts a celebrity-based BBC Three panel show featuring fickle obsessions, plus games and questions.
TV PhoneShop. Christopher (Tom Bennett). Copyright: Talkback. PhoneShop E4 Sitcom E4 sitcom set in a mobile phone shop following a dysfunctional sales team of five as they try to reach big sales targets.
TV They Think It's All Over. Image shows from L to R: Gary Lineker, Rory McGrath, Nick Hancock, David Gower. They Think It's All Over BBC1 Panel Show Sports-based panel show hosted by Nick Hancock. Regulars included David Gower, Gary Lineker, Rory McGrath and Jonathan Ross.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2019 Online Sitcom Halfbreed
2019 Radio Sitcom ReincarNathan
2019 TV Chat Show Shopping With Keith Lemon
2019 Radio Stand-Up The Clemmie Hart Years
2018 TV Comedy Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier
2018 TV Comedy Keith Lemon: Coming In America
2018 Online Comedy The Luke McQueen Pilots
2017 TV Comedy The Keith & Paddy Picture Show
2017 TV Comedy Your Face Or Mine
2016 TV Sketch Show @elevenish
2015 TV Sketch Show Glitchy
2013 TV Sketch Show Animal Antics
2013 TV Chat Show Staying In With Greg & Russell
2013 TV Panel Show Sweat The Small Stuff
2013 TV Panel Show Through The Keyhole
2013 TV Panel Show What A Load Of Buzzcocks
2012 TV Chat Show Unzipped
2009 TV Sitcom PhoneShop
2008 TV Panel Show Celebrity Juice
2003 TV Panel Show QI
1996 TV Panel Show Never Mind The Buzzcocks
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