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Fremantle appoints Liza Abbott as Chief Operating Officer, Unscripted, UK

Fremantle today announces the appointment of Liza Abbott to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, Unscripted, UK. A hugely experienced business leader, Liza joins Fremantle from 7Wonder Productions – a company she co-founded in 2014 – which developed a multi-award winning slate and went on to be named as the UK’s fastest-growing non-scripted […]

Love in the Countryside returns to BBC Two for a second series to help more country singletons find love

BBC Entertainment has commissioned a second series of Love in the Countryside for BBC Two, with Sara Cox returning to her spiritual home on the farm to play matchmaker once again to of a group of men and women struggling to find a partner to share their rural lives.


Eating with My Ex, the BAFTA nominated BBC Three show which reunites former couples over dinner to pick over the bones of their failed relationships, is making the leap from a short-form series to a 10 episode long-form series. The show will be a co-production between Fremantle UK labels, Shotglass and Thames.

BBC Three airs The Luke McQueen Pilots, despite his best efforts to stop them

Earlier this year, BBC Three commissioned Talkback to produce three pilots fronted by comedian Luke McQueen in a bid to nurture him as a future face of the channel. However, the pilots did not go to plan and Luke has been protesting the decision to broadcast them ever since.

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Take Me Out is celebrating its tenth series anniversary with an over 50’s special episode airing on ITV on Saturday 9th June 2018 at 8pm.   

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Our aim is to be the UK’s most innovative creative content business.

We are the UK production arm of Fremantle, one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, and a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.

Our business consists of a group of labels, producing some of the UK’s most successful shows: Boundless, Euston Films, Hare and Tortoise, Talkback, Thames and Shotglass.

Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets, with an unparalleled range of programming including: Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Through the Keyhole, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Love in the Countryside, Grand Designs, Birds of a Feather, Great British Railway Journeys, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, QI and digital work for programmes including Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and The Apprentice.

At Fremantle, we are committed to finding the most talented people across all areas of our business.
“This is the most creatively engaging job I’ve ever had, and I’m constantly challenged to develop and expand my ideas.” Amelia Wilson, development runner with Thames