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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 (1981-December 2004?)

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

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TalkBack

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with "TalkBack" in a bigger and bolder font with a gear cutouts in the As. Sometimes, it would have "For BBC TELEVISION" and a copyright stamp.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, this logo would be placed outside the credits and have its own card.
  • In 1999, the text would be in lowercase letters with modfied gear cutouts in the As.

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

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

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

2nd Logo (2003-2006)

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.

3rd Logo (January 1, 2012-2019?)

Logo: On a black background we see the green glowing circle with silver outline and the big white "t". The word "talkback" with bold first letter appears below with a byline reading "Part of FremantleMedia UK". The circle rotates around several times.

FX/SFX: The circle rotates.

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

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

4th Logo (September 2018-)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Current.

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