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Talkback Thames split

November 23, 2011

One of British TV production’s most famous brand names, Talkback Thames, is to be scrapped.

RTL’s UK production subsidiary, which makes shows including The Apprentice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Channel 4’s Grand Designs is going back to its roots, with the names Thames and Talkback being separated out.

The two brand names came together to create Talkback Thames in 2003 when the formerly separate companies were merged by FremantleMedia, RTL’s global production, distribution and rights business.

However, the name is being unpicked as part of a restructure by Sara Geater, FremantleMedia’s UK chief executive officer.

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