Big Talk is one of the UK’s leading independent production companies, with a proud 25-year history of exceptional output in scripted comedy and drama. Over the years, our innovative approach has seen Big Talk create multiple returning series with strong critical acclaim.
Recent successes in comedy include a sixth series of Friday Night Dinner, cemented now as one of Channel 4’s most successful comedies, two series of BAFTA-nominated Timewasters, the final series of Stefan Golaszewski’s Mum, which aired to rapturous response, as well as debuts of Defending The Guilty and The Goes Wrong Show, both of which received recommissions for a second series by the BBC. 2021 saw David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s “world class” (The Guardian) return to Channel 4 in a much anticipated second series of Simon Blackwell’s Back.
Big Talk built its name in drama programming with the revival, and subsequent three series, of ITV’s much-loved Cold Feet. Alongside a strong development slate, committed to the discovery and cultivation of new talent and stories, production is now underway on two series of Stephen Merchant’s first primetime thriller: The Outlaws (f.k.a. The Offenders), a production for BBC One and Amazon.
In the US, Big Talk has a rich and diverse slate of programming in development at numerous US broadcasters and SVODs — notably Dana Klein and Stephanie Darrow’s pilot of Jury Duty for CBS.
Twice listed as one of Broadcast’s Best Places to Work in TV in 2017 and 2018, Big Talk was also named Broadcast’s Best Independent Production Company in 2017.
Led by Chief Executive Kenton Allen and Managing Director Matthew Justice, who have pioneered numerous BAFTA-winning programmes, Big Talk and its creative team continue to work with and nurture some of the most exciting voices to bring fresh, dynamic, authored stories to screen.
The Offenders is a contemporary British drama about seven strangers from different walks of life forced to work together to complete a Community Service sentence by renovating a derelict community centre. But when one of their number gets dragged into a dangerous world of organised crime, they unite in ways none of them thought possible.
MONDAYS AT 9PM ON BBC ONE
Every week, the well-meaning amateurs of the Cornley Dramatic Society perform a half-hour play – live! – on BBC One, and every week the performance goes terribly, terribly wrong. Sets collapse, special effects fail, actors dry – life, limb and the studio audience are threatened. But the show must go on in The Goes Wrong Show…
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