A television production company formed in 1981 by Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones which grew over twenty years to become one of the UK's biggest independent producers of television comedy programs. Peter Fincham is TalkBack's Managing Director and also Executive Producer on all output.

Credits include:

  • The 11 O'Clock Show (1998)
  • Alas Smith & Jones (1984)
  • Da Ali G Show (2000)
  • Big Train (1998)
  • Brass Eye (1997)
  • The Day Today (1994)
  • Hippies (1999)
  • I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
  • Jam (2000)
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994)
  • Meet Ricky Gervais (2000)
  • Murder Most Horrid (1991)
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996)
  • Smack the Pony (1999)
  • They Think It's All Over (1995)
  • Bo' Selecta! (2002)

    TalkBack was bought for £62m in late 2000 by the media group Pearson. Fincham stayed on until early 2005 when he took over from Lorraine Heggessey as the controller of BBC1.

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