Latest news

THAMES MD AMELIA BROWN ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF SHONA BALDWIN, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Amelia Brown, Managing Director, Thames (part of FremantleMedia UK) has announced the appointment of Shona Baldwin as the new Director of Development at entertainment label, Thames.

Celebrity Juice, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor nominated for National TV Award

FremantleMedia UK shows and talent have been shortlisted for awards in various categories. Celebrity Juice (Talkback) has been nominated for the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment award. Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor (Thames/Syco) are up for the Talent Show award. David Walliams and Simon Cowell have been nominated in the TV Judge category for Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.

Jon Richardson brings his worries to Dave in brand new UKTV Original

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.

ITV CONFIRMS A SECOND SERIES OF THE KEITH AND PADDY PICTURE SHOW

Brand new 6-part series starring Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness.

Chuckle this Christmas with a new crop of comedy Blaps

Channel 4’s online comedy showcase that uncovers the brightest new comedy stars and freshest TV ideas today unveils four brand new bite-sized Blaps to bring some cheer this festive season.

NEW SERIES OF THROUGH THE KEYHOLE LAUNCHES WITH I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE SPECIAL

Through the Keyhole (produced by Talkback, part of FremantleMedia UK) returns to ITV with Keith Lemon as host for an 8 x 60’ series, launching with an I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! special on Saturday 9th December at 9:50pm.

View more news

On Air

  • Great American Railroad Journeys Weekdays at 6.30pm
  • Escape to the Country Weekdays at 3pm
  • QI Series 'O' Fridays at 10pm
  • Take Me Out Saturday evenings
  • Through the Keyhole Saturday evenings
  • Hard Sun Saturday evenings

Our labels

About Us

Our aim is to be the UK’s most innovative creative content business.

FremantleMedia UK, formerly independent production company talkbackTHAMES, is the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company.

FremantleMedia UK, consists of a group of labels, producing some of the UK’s most successful shows: Boundless, Euston Films, Retort, Talkback, Thames and Shotglass Media encompassing all digital and social media activity for FMUK’s programmes.

Liam Humphreys is the CEO of FremantleMedia UK Unscripted, overseeing Talkback Thames, Talkback, Thames, Boundless, and Shotglass Media.  Scripted labels Euston Films and Retort report directly to Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia’s Group CEO.

Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets, with an unparalleled range of programming including: Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Through the Keyhole, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Love in the Countryside, Grand Designs, Birds of a Feather, Great British Railway Journeys, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, QI and digital work for programmes including Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and The Apprentice. The group aired 397 hours of first-run programming in 2016.

At FremantleMedia UK, we are committed to finding the most talented people across all areas of our business.
“This is the most creatively engaging job I’ve ever had, and I’m constantly challenged to develop and expand my ideas.” Amelia Wilson, development runner with Thames