Big Talk Productions is one of the UK’s leading television production companies. It has an enjoyed an exceptional output of outstanding original scripted television comedy and drama, and a track record of nurturing talent both emerging and established since the company began with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright and Nira Park’s cult television series ‘Spaced’. Big Talk was named ‘Production Company of the Year’ at the 2014 Edinburgh TV Awards.
Led by Chief Executive Kenton Allen, Managing Director Matthew Justice and Founder Nira Park, the company has expanded significantly over the last seven years. Highlights of this award-winning output include: ‘Rev.’ (BBC2) and ‘Him & Her’ (BBC3), both winning the BAFTA for situation comedy in 2011 & 2014. Multi-award nominee ‘Friday Night Dinner’ has run for 3 series on Channel 4, ‘Threesome’, 2 series on Comedy Central, ‘Ambassadors’ on BBC Two and ‘Chickens’ on Sky 1. New in 2015 is ‘Cockroaches’ on ITV2, a comedy series set in a post-apocalyptic world, written by Freddy Syborn, and starring Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Esther Smith and Jack Whitehall. ‘Raised By Wolves’, written by Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran, premiered on Channel 4 in March 2015, to rapturous reviews and very strong ratings. ‘Brotherhood’ a studio-sitcom by new writers Patrick Carr and Paul McKenna will air in June 2015 on Comedy Central; and ‘Crashing’, for E4, from multi-award-winning actress and playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge, will commence production in the Summer of 2015, as will a third series of ‘The Job Lot’, starring Sarah Hadland and Russell Tovey for ITV2.
Big Talk Productions continues to make its mark in drama programming, producing two series of ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories’ on Sky Arts, starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, which won a Broadcast Award in 2014 for Best Multi-Channel Programme. The much admired ‘Youngers’ ran on E4 for 2 series. More recent titles include Nick Frost vehicle ‘Mr Sloane’ for Sky Atlantic, from Emmy-award winning writer and director Robert Weide. ‘Our Zoo‘, for BBC1, marked the start of Big Talk’s journey into period drama.
BROTHERHOOD follows twenty-somethings Dan (Ben Ashenden) and Toby (Johnny Flynn) who become surrogate parents to little brother Jamie (Scott Folan) after their mum passes away. Dan is a sarcastic joker – anxious and a little uptight. Toby is a naive sweetheart with an eye for the ladies. And Jamie hasn’t said a word in six months.