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Grand Designs: House of the Year to return for third series

Channel 4 features has commissioned a third series of the successful Grand Designs: House of the Year from Boundless (part of FremantleMedia UK), to be broadcast later this year. Kevin McCloud and his team of presenters will follow a selection of homes in the running for the RIBA House of the Year 2017 award, to find the winner of this prestigious architectural prize.

Sara Cox to present Love in the Countryside for BBC Two New 6-part series helping rural singletons to find love

Sara Cox is going back to her farming roots in the hope of helping single people living and working in the countryside to find love with urbanites seeking their perfect partner - and a dramatically different lifestyle.

Michael Portillo embarks on a new adventure in brand new BBC two series: Great Indian Railway Journeys

BBC Two has commissioned Great Indian Railway Journeys, a brand new series from Boundless, part of FremantleMedia UK. This follows the success of Great British Railway Journeys, Great Continental Railway Journeys and Great American Railroad Journeys, all presented by Michael Portillo.

Chewing Gum wins at the Creative Diversity Network Awards

Well done to the very talented Michaela Coel and the Chewing Gum team who last night took home two awards from the Creative Diversity Network which took place at BAFTA.

TV Choice Longlist

The longlist for the TV Choice Awards 2017 have been announced and it seems to be filled with FremantleMedia UK programmes.

FMUK dominates weekend entertainment

FMUK took over the broadcasting schedule this weekend as shows from Thames, Talkback and Boundless secured great ratings across ITV & BBC. Britain's Got Talent, The Keith & Paddy Picture Show and Take Me Out are ITV's top 3 highest rated shows from Saturday night.

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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