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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

AVAILABLE ON BBC iPLAYER

our shows

Big Talk Productions - Ambassadors
Ambassadors
Back
Black Books
Bliss
Brotherhood
Big Talk Productions - Chickens
Chickens
Big Talk Productions - Cockroaches
Cockroaches
Cold Feet
Crashing
Defending the Guilty
Diana & I
Big Talk Productions - Free Agents
Free Agents
Friday Night Dinner
Big Talk Productions - Give Out Girls
Give Out Girls
The Goes Wrong Show
Big Talk Productions - Him & Her
Him & Her
Houdini & Doyle
The Imitation Game
Big Talk Productions - In Deep
In Deep
The Job Lot
Just A Couple
Lives of the Infamous
Living The Dream
Mr. Sloane
Mum
Big Talk Productions - Our Zoo
Our Zoo
The Outlaws
Raised By Wolves
Big Talk Productions - Rev.
Rev.
Spaced
Threesome
Timewasters
Big Talk Productions - The Town
The Town
Big Talk Productions - A Young Doctor's Notebook
A Young Doctor’s Notebook
Big Talk Productions - Youngers
Youngers
Big Talk Productions - Ambassadors
Ambassadors
Back
Black Books
Bliss
Brotherhood
Big Talk Productions - Chickens
Chickens
Big Talk Productions - Cockroaches
Cockroaches
Cold Feet
Crashing
Defending the Guilty
Diana & I
Big Talk Productions - Free Agents
Free Agents
Friday Night Dinner
Big Talk Productions - Give Out Girls
Give Out Girls
The Goes Wrong Show
Big Talk Productions - Him & Her
Him & Her
Houdini & Doyle
The Imitation Game
Big Talk Productions - In Deep
In Deep
The Job Lot
Just A Couple
Lives of the Infamous
Living The Dream
Mr. Sloane
Mum
Big Talk Productions - Our Zoo
Our Zoo
The Outlaws
Raised By Wolves
Big Talk Productions - Rev.
Rev.
Spaced
Threesome
Timewasters
Big Talk Productions - The Town
The Town
Big Talk Productions - A Young Doctor's Notebook
A Young Doctor’s Notebook
Big Talk Productions - Youngers
Youngers