Boundless is headed up by Neil Smith who leads the team to deliver some of the biggest factual entertainment series for all the main broadcasters including: the BAFTA award winning series The Apprentice (BBC One); Love in the Countryside (BBC Two); An Hour to Save Your Life (BBC One); Escape to the Country (BBC One); Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms (Channel 4); Great British Railway Journeys (BBC Two); Great American Railroad Journeys (BBC Two); Grand Designs (Channel 4); Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4) and Normal for Norfolk (BBC Two).Visit the Boundless website
BAFTA winning Grand Designs is widely recognised as the pre-eminent series on modern architecture and design in Britain.
The Week The Landlords Moved In challenges landlords to go ‘back to the floor’ to spend one week living in one of their own rental properties. This transformative series challenges some of Britain’s most successful landlords to spend an eye-opening week living in one of their own rentals.
The Apprentice is one of the most successful factual entertainment formats on television. The BAFTA winning series gives a unique insight into the competitive world of business.
Michael Portillo follows in the footsteps of the father of the train timetable in this revealing portrait of Britain through the eyes of the cartographic genius that was George Bradshaw.
Britain’s most competitive dealers are all on standby to spend their personal fortunes in edge-of-seat deals, if the right item comes through their doors.
Love in the Countryside is a six part series for BBC Two, following a group of men and women who are struggling to find a partner with whom to share their rural lives.
Presented by Kevin McCloud, this four-part series explores some of Britain’s most contemporary and cutting edge homes, all of them in the running for the coveted RIBA House of the Year Award
Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton’s General Guide to the United States, published in 1879.
Comedians Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne pack their cases once more as they embark on an expedition of a lifetime, crossing 3,500 miles from the bright lights of modern day Malaysia to the jungles of Myanmar.
Escape to the Country is a hugely popular series helping prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.
Building on the success of Great British Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo embarks on a series of railway journeys across Europe.
Tracy Metro offers her own special brand of constructive advice to a host of homeowners.
Documentary series following eccentric gentleman farmer Desmond MacCarthy as he struggles to keep his 17th-century manor home afloat, while holding on to the country traditions of his childhood.
You’re Fired is the companion show to The Apprentice. Hosted by Rhod Gilbert, business experts and celebrities appear weekly to discuss the outgoing candidates’ performance. It airs immediately after The Apprentice on BBC Two.
A series celebrating the house buying success stories of people who purchased a rural property they were introduced to on their original Escape to the Country journey.
Managing Director Boundless
Neil joined Boundless as Managing Director in December 2017. Reporting to FMUK Unscripted CEO Liam Humphreys, Neil oversees the Boundless programme slate, and is responsible for ensuring the growth of the label over the coming years.
Head of Production
Head of Production for Boundless, Esther has overall production management responsibility across all factual titles - from Daytime Factual: Escape to the Country and Great British Railway Journeys, to Factual Entertainment: The Apprentice and You’re Fired, Features: Grand Designs, and Specialist Factual: Four Rooms.
Head of Boundless West and Factual Features
John is Head of the Boundless West label, Fremantle UK’s regional production hub in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Boundless West’s productions include Escape to the Country (BBC One), Grand Designs (C4), Escape to the Continent (BBC One) and Four Rooms (C4). He divides his time between the London and Amersham offices.
Jack Kennedy is Creative Director for Boundless. He was previously Creative Director at Fresh One, and prior to that was Head of Formats and Factual for Lime Pictures, where he worked on commissions including Celebs Go Dating, Too Posh to Parent, Young Free and Single, Game Changers: Inventing the World. He began his career at BBC Studios and then ITV Studios.
Director of Programmes
Head of Popular Factual
Director of Development
Retort is the FremantleMedia UK label specialising in scripted comedy.
Recent productions and co-productions include BAFTA-winning Chewing Gum (E4), BAFTA-nominated Count Arthur Strong (BBC One), TV Choice award-winning Birds of a Feather (ITV), The Rebel (UKTV Gold), Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC One), The Casebook of Max and Ivan (BBC Radio 4) and Henry IX (UKTV Gold).
Retort is the latest incarnation of a company that has produced some of the best and most popular sitcoms and sketch comedy of the last forty years, including ground-breaking and award-winning shows such as The IT Crowd, PhoneShop, Brass Eye, Green Wing, I’m Alan Partridge and many more.Visit the Retort website
Sharon, Tracey and Dorien flock together in Chigwell’s favourite nest in one of the UK’s longest running and popular sitcoms, by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Wit, bon-vivant, and star of stage and screen – Count Arthur Strong mistakenly thinks he’s all of these things, in Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan’s acclaimed sitcom.
Henry IX is a just an ordinary King in an ordinary palace having an ordinary midlife crisis, in Dick Clement and Iain La Frenais’ brand-new comedy of desperation.
24 year-old Tracey is scrambling to catch up with the world, and she’s only got Jesus, Beyoncé and her livewire friends on her Estate to guide her. Written by and starring Michaela Coel.
Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez write and star in a series of comic radio adventures about easily-distracted private detectives for hire.
Simon Callow is Henry Palmer, a near 70-year-old turned Rebel, who has rediscovered the fire of his youth and is ready to take on the world. Adapted from his comic strip by Andrew Birch.
Jon became Retort’s first Managing Director when the label launched in 2012, having joined as Head of Scripted Comedy for talkbackThames the year before. Over more than twenty years, Jon has produced, executive produced, written, directed or commissioned hundreds of hours of broadcast scripted comedy across every UK terrestrial and many digital channels.
A prestige label with an international reputation for ground-breaking, iconic drama, Euston Films was relaunched in Autumn 2014, with Kate Harwood as Managing Director and Noemi Spanos as Creative Director. Euston Films has a number of high-profile projects on its slate, including Hard Sun, a 6-part drama series for BBC One written by Neil Cross (Luther); the adaptation of Tana French’s best-selling murder mystery series set in a fictional Dublin Murder Squad, The Dublin Murders for BBC One; and Baghdad Central for Channel 4.
Euston North was launched in January 2017 and is headed up by Hilary Martin with Simon Judd as Head of Development. It is already proving a magnet for both established, world-class talent and the show-runners of tomorrow and offers writers a home where they are able to realise their most distinctive, impactful work. Hilary and Simon are dynamically building a slate of bold, stand-out series for all channels and platforms and intend to expand Euston Films’ reach as they grow a production powerhouse in the North.Visit the Euston Films website
Hard Sun is a six-part drama for BBC One and Hulu written by internationally acclaimed, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated Neil Cross, creator of Luther. Coming to BBC One in January and the whole series is available on BBC iPlayer.
Adaptation of Tana French’s best-selling murder mystery series set in a fictional Dublin Murder Squad.
Managing Director, Euston Films
Kate Harwood is Managing Director of FremantleMedia UK drama label Euston Films. Kate was previously Head of Drama (England) at BBC. Her early career began in in-house BBC drama production starting as script editor and then producer and executive producer. Her career includes BAFTA-winning shows such as Holding On and Charles II and she was producer and executive producer on titles such as Twenty Thousand Streets, Cranford amongst many others.
In 2014 she started up the rebooted Euston Films and their first commission, Neil Cross’s Hard Sun is currently in post production. A new commission Baghdad Central by Stephen Butchard for Channel 4 has recently been announced.
Creative Director, Euston Films
Noemi Spanos is Creative Director at Euston Films. In recent years, Noemi has worked both within the BBC and independent sector; undertaking development exec roles for BBC Drama Production, Kudos Film & Television and BBC Wales. Noemi started her career in BBC drama commissioning, before moving into production script editing on EastEnders.
Head of Drama, Euston North
Hilary Martin is Head of Drama Euston North. She launched Euston North with Simon Judd in January 2017. Previously, at BBC Drama North, Hilary and Simon developed and produced a wide range of shows including BAFTA-winning In the Flesh, James Herbert’s The Secret of Crickley Hall and upcoming BBC One crime series In the Dark. Hilary has also worked in the Commissioning department at Sky, as a Producer at ITV Studios and Script Edited series No Angels, Linda Green and A & E.
Head of Development, Euston North
Simon Judd is Head of Development at Euston North. Previously at BBC Drama North with Hilary Martin, the two developed and produced a wide range of shows including BAFTA-winning In the Flesh, James Herbert’s The Secret of Crickley Hall and upcoming BBC One crime series In the Dark. Simon started his career at BBC Comedy before joining ITV Studios.
Head of Production
Gordon Ronald is Head of Production for Euston Films and Euston North. Gordon was previously Head of Production for UK Drama Series and Serials at BBC Productions and credits include Luther, Silent Witness, The Musketeers, Three Girls, War and Peace and Doctor Who. Gordon has wide ranging experience in drama production management both in the UK and internationally.
Thames is headed up by Managing Director Amelia Brown. Broadcasting and producing programmes in every conceivable genre since 1968, the Thames label plays a prominent role in the history of the British television industry. As the entertainment arm of FremantleMedia UK, Thames has emerged as Britain’s leading entertainment label and continues to produce Britain’s biggest and best entertainment programmes. With shows including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Take Me Out, The Price is Right and Blankety Blank, Thames continues to set the standard for the British entertainment genre.Visit the Thames website
Britain’s Got Talent is the number one entertainment show of the last decade, and the Got Talent format holds the Guinness World Record title for the world’s Most Successful Reality TV Format.
Dating show Take Me Out features 30 single women from across the UK seeking the right single guy to ‘take them out’ on a hot date to the sizzling Isle of Fernandos!
The UK’s most talked about TV show, The X Factor is now in its 14th season, and returns to TV in the Autumn. Last year’s series saw the return of Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell and was hosted by the nation’s favourite Dermot O’Leary.
It’s the world’s longest running game show and spawned one of TV’s most iconic catchphrases. Alan Carr is at the host of The Price is Right full of those iconic ‘Come On Down’ moments. Packed with amazing prizes and hysterical pricing games, this is set to be a classic entertainment extravaganza.
Presented by Stephen Mulhern the show is packed full of backstage news and gossip from Britain’s favourite entertainment show, offering viewers’ exclusive access to the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel and Ant and Dec with regular interviews, fun and games with all of them.
Presenters Mark Wright and Laura Jackson share all the gossip as they welcome the Take Me Out dating couples to reveal all at Villa Fernando’s..find out what goes on behind the scenes and after dark on the Island of Fernando!
The iconic game show Blankety Blank returned to ITV for a one off Christmas special hosted by David Walliams.
Amelia is MD of Thames and Executive Producer on Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor.
Phil Harris is Creative Director, Thames
Director Of Production, FMUK Unscripted
Dean Jones is Director of Production, FMUK Unscripted.
Director of Development
Shona Baldwin is Director of Development, Thames
Talkback is part of FremantleMedia UK and is headed up by Leon Wilson, one of the UK’s leading creative talents. Continuing a rich history extending into four decades, the label is focused on creating ‘talked about television’. Currently producing shows including the acclaimed QI, multi-award winning Celebrity Juice (for ITV2), Through the Keyhole (for ITV), Virtually Famous (for E4), Your Face or Mine (for Comedy Central), and The Keith and Paddy Picture Show (for ITV). Talkback attracts millions of viewers every year and continues to feature and develop some of the UK’s leading comedy entertainment.Visit the Talkback website
An affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness’s favourite movies of all time.
Comedy quiz show full of quirky facts, in which contestants are rewarded more if their answers are ‘quite interesting’.
Multi award-winning Celebrity Juice is the outrageous comedy panel show hosted by the irrepressible Keith Lemon.
Keith Lemon takes us on a unique guided tour of the houses of the rich and famous, as he goes ‘Through The Keyhole’…
The show that celebrates the weird and wonderful online sensations that have got millions of us talking and sharing.
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show consists of a fast paced blend of hilarious sketches and character comedy from the multi-talented Leigh Francis.
Comedy Central comedy game show about looks and relationships. Stars Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan.
Rufus Hound invites a guest to read extracts from their teenage diaries.
Managing Director, Talkback Thames
Leon is Managing Director of Talkback Thames.
Head of Talkback
Ed Sleeman is Head of Talkback. At Talkback Ed works across both development and production and has been Executive Producer on a range of programmes including Through The Keyhole (ITV), Virtually Famous (E4), Your Face Or Mine (Comedy Central).
Director of Programmes
As Director of Programmes at Talkback, Jonno is across both scripted and comedy entertainment development, as well as being executive producer on shows such as Celebrity Juice and Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book.
Head of Production
Rebecca joined Talkback following seven years as Head of Production at STV Productions.
Head of Development
Laura joined Talkback in 2016 from Los Angeles-based indie 44 Blue Productions, where she was Vice President of Unscripted Development.
Shotglass creates best in class inspiring and original youth programming across factual, entertainment and comedy. Headed up by Managing Director Kat Hebden, the label is behind such formats as the BAFTA nominated Eating With My Ex (BBC Three), Levine on Love (Radio One), Kidprenuers (Radio One) as well as producing and developing formats for VICE, Facebook, YouTube and the BBC.
Ever wanted answers after a relationship has broken down? This is the show that reunites ex-couples over a meal to ask some very awkward questions and have an honest conversation about where their relationship went wrong. Some exes want an apology, others want closure – but could they get back together? Find out as we eavesdrop on these tense, confrontational, flirty and often emotional reunions.
Alice Levine investigates the unusual shape of love and sex in modern relationships. A 3-part series exclusive to BBC iPlayer
A joint venture with Vice Media, MUNCHIES is a groundbreaking food channel, chronicling the diverse global topics within the world of food.
The V&A commissioned a short form series for their social platforms that examines diversity and identity through their photography exhibitions.
Kat Hebden is Managing Director of Shotglass, the digital label at FremantleMedia UK (FMUK), whose focus is new talent, new platforms and new formats
James Cooper is a BAFTA nominated Executive Producer at Shotglass
Paddy is a BAFTA nominated series producer at Shotglass
Ellie Hewlett is a development producer at Shotglass