Talkback (production company)

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Founded 1981; 37 years ago (1981)[1]
Founder Mel Smith[1]
Griff Rhys Jones[1]
Headquarters London, England,
United Kingdom
Owner Bertelsmann
Parent RTL Group
Divisions FremantleMedia
Website Official website

Talkback is a British television production company that 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. On 23 November 2011, it was announced that Talkback Thames would split into four separate production companies, which are Boundless, Retort, Talkback and Thames.[2]


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  1. ^ a b c d 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 23 November 2011.

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