Talk to Me (British TV series)

Talk to Me is a four-part British television series, written by writer Danny Brocklehurst, produced by Company Pictures for ITV. The series began on 10 June 2007 and stars Max Beesley as Mitch Moore, a womanising radio host whose producer is also his best mate and about to get married to Claire (played by Laura Fraser). She is a new mother, experiencing the emotional crunch of returning to her office job after maternity leave. Mitch was in love with Clare and after Clare had an argument with her fiancé, she and Mitch slept together. Clare walked out on him telling him it was a one-off but later they had sex in his car. Clare eventually breaks her affair with Mitch off, but feeling guilty she tells her fiancé what she has done. He walks out on her and takes their baby son. He then punches Mitch and tells him they are no longer friends. Clare and her fiancé eventually reconcile when Mitch makes a heartfelt plea on his radio station, Mitch is left with no one.

Talk to Me
GenreDrama
Created byDanny Brocklehurst
Directed byDearbhla Walsh
StarringMax Beesley
Laura Fraser
Joseph Millson
Emma Pierson
Kate Ashfield
Adrian Bower
Aaron Johnson
Composer(s)Tim Phillips
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producer(s)George Faber
Charles Pattinson
Producer(s)Matt Jones
Running timeapprox. 47 min. per episode
Release
Original networkITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9 576i
Audio formatStereo
Original release10 June (2007-06-10) 
1 July 2007 (2007-07-01)

It was announced in early 2007 under the working title Is This Love?.[1] ITV commissioned the show in a bid to rebrand their channel for a younger audience, Laura Mackie's first show since becoming controller of drama, she stated that Talk to Me is the template for their new output - sexy, stylish and contemporary. The first episode attracted 4.2 million viewers, growing to 5.5 million in its second week.[2] The series was released on DVD by Granada Ventures on 9 July 2007.[3]

An American remake for FOX Network was developed but did not make it to air.

Characters

  • Mitch Moore (Max Beesley) Radio DJ at Life FM who gives love advice to callers.
  • Claire (Laura Fraser) HR Director and Woody's wife.
  • Woody (Joseph Millson) Mitch's best friend and producer, and Claire's husband.
  • Ally (Emma Pierson) Tourist information assistant and one of Mitch's recent conquests.
  • Kelly (Kate Ashfield) Mitch's sister.
  • Scott (Adrian Bower) Kelly's husband.
  • Aaron (Aaron Johnson) Kelly's student/lover

References

  1. "Company asks Is This Love? for ITV drama". Broadcast Now. 18 January 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2007.
  2. Tryhorn, Chris (18 June 2007). "Britain's Got Talent hits high note for ITV". Media Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  3. Shepherd, Robert John (9 July 2007). "Region 2 Out This Week". DVD Reviewer. Retrieved 18 July 2007.


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