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Britain’s Got Talent and Henry IX nominated for Rose d’Or Awards

The international award today announced their shortlist, Thames' Britain's Got Talent picked up a nomination for Best Entertainment Show and Retort's Henry IX was nominated for Best Sitcom.


Syco Entertainment and Thames (part of FremantleMedia UK) are to produce a new music show for ITV, it has been announced. Your Song, hosted by Emma Willis, will air on the network this autumn

Euston Films appoints Gordon Ronald as Head of Production

Kate Harwood, Managing Director of Euston Films (part of FremantleMedia UK) has announced the appointment of Gordon Ronald to the role of Head of Production for Euston Films.

Simon Callow rebels again for Gold

UKTV is returning to Brighton for a second series of Gold’s original scripted comedy The Rebel (6x30’).

Channel 4 commissions Baghdad Central, a crime thriller set in the ruins of a fallen city

Baghdad, 2003. Saddam has fallen and Baghdad lies at the centre of the coalition’s efforts to secure the region. Political insurgents battle, while the occupying forces seek to make the impossible possible – with no plan of how to achieve it. Baghdad Central is a brand new 6-part crime thriller from BAFTA nominated writer Stephen Butchard (The Last Kingdom, House of Saddam) based on the novel by Elliott Colla.

New series commission for Shotglass Media

Shotglass Media, a part of FremantleMedia UK, has been commissioned by BBC Three to produce a full series of Eating With My Ex, which went out as a successful pilot last year.

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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 Boundless (Hannah Wyatt MD), Talkback (Leon Wilson MD) and Thames (Richard Holloway MD).  Scripted labels Euston Films (Kate Harwood MD) and Retort (Jon Rolph MD) 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: The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Through the Keyhole, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms, Grand Designs, Birds of a Feather, Great British Railway Journeys, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, QI and digital work for programmes including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent 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