Leon Wilson is MD of Talkback Thames and Ed Sleeman is Head of Talkback. Talkback is headed up by Managing Director Leon Wilson. 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.
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Following a hugely successful launch series* last year, ITV has commissioned a second series of The Keith and Paddy Picture Show from Talkback (part of FremantleMedia UK). Starring both Keith Lemon (Celebrity Juice, Through the Keyhole) and Paddy McGuinness (Take Me Out) the 6x30’ series will air on ITV primetime, Spring 2018.
Award-winning network UKTV has commissioned an exciting new UKTV Original from Talkback (part of FremantleMedia UK), Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier (8x60”) for its leading entertainment channel, Dave.
Each week team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding are joined by an impressive line-up of guest hosts, including John Hannah, Peter Andre and Iggy Azalea for this legendary, satirical, pop music themed game show.
Celebrity guests from the worlds of entertainment and music will join the team captains as the weekly guest host navigates them through a number of musically based quiz rounds.
With the show’s reputation for the unpredictable, guests each week are always primed for the occasional embarrassment and harmless ribbing, as their knowledge of music is put to the test.
The programme first aired on the BBC in 1996.
Keith’s Lemon’s spoof reality show that offers completely uncensored, no-holds barred access to his eventful private life. In the show Keith is laid bare – often in the bedroom, sometimes in the kitchen and even on his driveway.
The first series aired on ITV 2 in August 2012 and was followed by a two Christmas specials. A second series aired in May and June 2013.
In 2013 it was nominated for ‘Best Entertainment Programme’ at the Broadcast Digital Awards.
A BBC Three chat show where celebrity guests come over to stay at Greg & Russell’s. Greg James (BBC Radio 1 drivetime DJ) & Russell Kane (Perrier award-winning stand-up comedian) have taken their bromance to the next level and have moved in together to host their very own chat show.
Each week they invite a couple of celebrity guests to ‘their place’ for an unmissable, evening of unique entertainment. The hosts’ charm, hospitality and flair for what really makes a memorable evening, is set to guarantee the guests have got plenty to talk about.
The show that celebrates the fickle things we worry about (but shouldn’t), the things affect our everyday lives. Dating; drinking; shopping; snogging; blagging; banging; posing and preening…sure, these things may seem superficial, but for pretty much all of us, they form the very backbone of our day-to-day lives and they’re the details which we really care about.
Hosted by Nick Grimshaw, alongside team captains Kiss FM DJ Melvin and Rochelle ‘The Saturdays’ Hume, Sweat The Small Stuff is a brand new play-along panel game that embraces exactly these kind of topics and is as much informative as it is fun.
Enlightening the viewers with tips and tricks, Sweat The Small Stuff will provide genuine take-home advice which will help guide us all through life. This is cheeky, affirmative, anecdotal TV that mates will tell each other to watch because it’s completely identifiable – reflecting their world right back at them.
Animal Antics is presented by Goodie legend Tim Brooke-Taylor and his ‘newshound’ Sparky (comedian Matthew Crosby dressed as a dog) this is the news as you’ve never seen it before.
The show sees the funniest animal clips around, packaged as news stories, with Sparky the dog offering his apparently expert animal opinion on all the major issues affecting the animal kingdom.
The Rob Brydon Show is a chat show, filmed in front of a live studio audience. Rob takes the audience into his world sharing his experiences as a dad, husband and a famous face.
And while you may think it’s all glamour, he’s just like every other befuddled man, unable to deal with the plumbing or panicked at the thought of school sports day.
The show features mix of famous guests from the world of showbiz, stand up from Rob and from guest comedians and there is also be a host of musical guests and Rob takes the chance to sing alongside them, show-casing his skills as a number one selling music artist as well as offering performance tips!
Guests in previous series include Bruce Forsythe, Ray Winstone, Dame Edna Everage, David Walliams, Michael McIntyre, Barbara Windsor, Professor Brian Cox, Ronnie Corbett, Sir Terry Wogan, James Corden and Ronan Keating .
Those watching also get the chance to join in when Rob throws the floor open to offer a chance for the audience to ask their own questions… as well as picking out the characters and joking with many of them as only Rob knows how.
Unzipped is an eye-opening chat show that lifts the lid on what celebrities and the Great British Public really think and really get up to. Asking all the questions you’re too afraid to ask, are hosts Greg James and Russell Kane.
Unzipped reveals the results of The Unzipped Report, a specially commissioned alternative census that offers a unique and hilarious snapshot of modern Britain. Uncovering the truth behind everything from our work lives to our sex lives, our moral compass to our biggest fears, expect some eye popping facts.
We’ve already learnt that 44% of people would like to punch their boss, 2% of people admit to only brushing their teeth on special occasions and that 30% of men have a favourite child.
Celebrity guests from Holly Willoughby to Jerry Springer are asked the same questions we’ve put to the nation in The Unzipped Report and by comparing their answers we can for the first time find out whether they’re normal or whether they’re just plain weird.
As well as the type of interviews you simply wouldn’t see anywhere else, there are hilarious games, shocking stunts and slick VTs all exploring how beliefs and behaviours differ across Britain.
For the first time BBC Two takes us on a Buzzcocks-led trip down memory lane. Revisiting key years in Never Mind the Buzzcocks hilarity-strewn 16 year run, we find out just what was exercising the funny bones of our panellists and how that has reflected, and been informed by, what’s been happening in the world of popular culture.
Kick starting the series in 1996 – a bumper year for massive entertainment news stories and particularly notable for the year that gave birth to the comedy behemoth that is… Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
This show travels through the ages exposing how Buzzcocks has provided a hilarious counterpoint to the real world, often commenting on the big pop cultural issues and stories of the day, always filtered through a uniquely British and wonderfully edgy comedic sensibility.
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show consists of a fast paced blend of hilarious sketches and character comedy from the multi-talented Leigh Francis. From the ‘Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians’, to a talking urban fox and Harry Styles as you’ve never seen him before, this show is anarchic, recognisable and above all laugh out loud funny. Leigh’s central performances are supported by an ensemble cast comprising of up-and-coming comedy talent plus numerous high-profile celebrity cameos and even his real-life mum.
2015 - Best Satellite/Digital Programme
2015 - Multichannel
2014 - Best Satellite/Digital TV Programme
2014 - Nominated for comedy
2013 - Comedy Panel Show
2013 - Satelite/Digital programme sponsored by Humax Electronics
2013 - Entertainment Programme
2013 - Funniest Panel Show
2013 - Funniest Film
2013 - Second place - Panel, quiz or chat show
2013 - Silver Award - Best Comedy
2012 - Best Comedy Panel Show
2012 - Channel of the year award 'Indie of the Year'
2012 - Best Entertainment Show
2012 - YouTube Audience Award
2011 - Best Entertainment Show
2011 - Best TV Comic Female
2010 - Panel, Quiz and Chat Show
2009 - Panel, Quiz or Chat Show
2008 - NMTB - Best Entertainment Programme
2008 - Best Panel Show
2008 - Entertainment
2008 - Best Comedy Panel Show
2007 - Best comedy quiz show 2006
2007 - SIMON AMSTELL - Comedy Entertainment Personality
2007 - NMTB - Best Comedy Entertainment Programme
2007 - SIMON AMSTELL - Entertainment Performance
2006 - Best Gameshow Host - Stephen Fry
2006 - Runner Up - Light Entertainment category
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