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Background: Talkback Productions was formed in 1981 by Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones and it was one of UK's leading production companies. In 2003, the company was sold to FremantleMedia for £62 million and was merged with Thames Television to form Talkback Thames. On January 1, 2012, FremantleMedia UK split Talkback Thames in four companies with Talkback focusing on comedy.


1st Logo (1984-2003)

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Logo: It's only an in-credit logo saying:


A

TalkBack

PRODUCTION


with "TalkBack" in a bigger and bolder font with a flower cutouts in the A's. Sometimes, it would have "For BBC TELEVISION" and a copyright stamp.

Variant: Sometimes, this logo would be placed outside the credits and have its own card.

FX/SFX: The fade-in and fade-out or none.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show, or none.

Availability: Seen on such UK shows like Alias Smith and Jones, A Life in Pieces, Murder Most Horrid, and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, among others.

Scare Factor: Depends on the logo:

•Based on how you feel about the end title theme from any show, it can range from none to medium.

•None without the music.


2nd Logo (2003-2006)

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Logo: On a white background with bits of green on several corners and the top, we have the "talkback" name in green and in bold. Below it would have the "talkbackTHAMES" logo name below and the byline "Part of the FremantleMedia Group", and sometimes below that, the copyright stamp to FremantleMedia.

Variant: Some co-productions would have "PRODUCED BY" above and for whatever network below the Talkback name.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on reruns of Da Ali G Show, Nathan Barley, The Sex Inspectors, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, QI, early episodes of How Clean is Your House?, and Monkey Dest, among others.

Scare Factor: None.


3rd Logo (January 1, 2012- )

Logo: On a black background we see the green glowing ring with gray outline and the big white "t". The word "talkback" with bigger first letter appears below with a byline reading "Part of FremantleMedia UK". The ring Talkback (2012)rotates around several times.

FX/SFX: The ring rotates.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Current on the shows created by former Talkback, such as Celebrity Juice.

Scare Factor: None.

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