Talkback Thames

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Talkback Thames (stylised as talkbackTHAMES) was a British television production company, a division of FremantleMedia (part of the RTL Group, which in turn is owned by Bertelsmann).wikipedia
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Talkback Thames (stylised as talkbackTHAMES) was a British television production company, a division of FremantleMedia (part of the RTL Group, which in turn is owned by Bertelsmann).
In the years before as well as after the merger, the company had acquired various British, Australian, and American production companies including Talkback, Thames Television (which later merged as Talkback Thames), Grundy Television, Crackerjack Productions (now merged to become FremantleMedia Australia), and Goodson-Todman Productions (later Mark Goodson Productions, now folded into Fremantle North America).

Thames Television

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It was formed by the merger of Talkback Productions and Thames Television.
After Thames was acquired by FremantleMedia it was merged with another Fremantle company, Talkback Productions, to form a new independent production company, Talkback Thames; consequently, Thames ceased to exist as a separate entity.

Talkback (production company)

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It was formed by the merger of Talkback Productions and Thames Television.
The company merged with Thames Television in 2003 and the combined entity was renamed Talkback Thames.

Lorraine Heggessey

The CEO of Talkback Thames was Sara Geater, who took up the post in October 2010, replacing Lorraine Heggessey, who had been CEO of Talkback Thames from 2005 to 2010.
She has also served as the Chief Executive of the production company Talkback Thames.

Boundless (production company)

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On 23 November 2011, Fremantle announced that Talkback Thames would be split up into four separate production companies, concentrating on specific genres which are Boundless for factual programming, Hare and Tortoise (known as Retort from 2012 to 2018) for scripted comedy, Talkback for comedy and Thames for mainstream entertainment.

Thames (production company)

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On 23 November 2011, it was announced that Talkback Thames would split into four separate production companies, which are Boundless, Retort, Talkback and Thames.

Britain's Got Talent

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Presented by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (colloquially known as Ant & Dec), it is produced by both Thames (formerly Talkback Thames) and Syco Entertainment, distributed by Fremantle, and broadcast on ITV every year in late Spring to early Summer.

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Fincham left to take over Heggessey's previous job as Controller of BBC One.
On 14 February 2005 it was announced that Lorraine Heggessey was to leave the BBC to take up the post of Chief Executive at production company Talkback Thames.

Television in the United Kingdom

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Talkback Thames (stylised as talkbackTHAMES) was a British television production company, a division of FremantleMedia (part of the RTL Group, which in turn is owned by Bertelsmann).
Notable companies include Talkback Thames, Endemol UK, Hat Trick Productions, and Tiger Aspect Productions.

Escape to the Country

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Escape to the Country is a British daytime television reality property-buying/real estate programme, created by Talkback Thames, which premieres on network BBC One, produced by John Comerford and is repeated on BBC Two.

Celebrity Juice

For its first seven series, the show was produced by Talkback Thames, and it has been produced by Talkback since series eight (Same production company, only re-branded).

Peter Fincham

She in turn, replaced Peter Fincham, who had been CEO of Talkback from 1986 to 2003 and then of Talkback Thames from 2003.
Fremantle merged TalkBack with another of its acquisitions, Thames Television, to form the new Talkback Thames production company, of which Fincham became the Chief Executive in February 2003.

Green Wing

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Two series were made by the Talkback Thames production company for Channel 4.

How Clean Is Your House?

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The thirty-minute show was produced by Talkback Thames, the UK production arm of Fremantle (itself part of the RTL Group), and aired on Channel 4 from 2003 to 2009.

William G. Stewart

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The company also included, as subsidiaries, several other production companies owned by FremantleMedia, including the UK arm of Reg Grundy Productions; comedy specialists Alomo Productions and William G. Stewart's company Regent Productions.
He later sold Regent to Pearson Television, (which also purchased Thames) and they have now been amalgamated (along with the likes of Grundy Productions) into Talkback Thames, the UK arm of FremantleMedia.

PhoneShop

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PhoneShop is created, written, produced and directed by Phil Bowker, who is also a comedy editor at the production company behind the show, Talkback Thames.

The Apprentice (British TV series)

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Despite these claims, Talkback Thames has denied any suggestion of product placement.

Manhunt – Solving Britain's Crimes

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The programme is produced by talkbackTHAMES, and hosted by ITV News head anchor Mark Austin, and ex-Scotland Today newsreader Sarah Heaney.

Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club

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Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club is a British comedy panel show produced by Talkback Thames for ITV4.

Thank God You're Here (British TV series)

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The UK pilot, made for ITV by talkbackTHAMES, was announced in mid-2007.

Wish You Were Here...?

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The programme is produced by Talkback Thames, and began on 14 January 2008 at 4.30pm.