The Talk  picks up two nominations in this years Broadcast Awards.


The Talk  picks up two nominations in this years Broadcast Awards.

Best Documentary

Best Lockdown Programme

The Talk Reviews

The Talk went out on Tuesday 4 August, 10pm on Channel 4.

The programme was awarded 5 Stars by the Financial Times, 4 Stars by Heat Magazine and 4 Stars by i

Radio Times: Documentary of The Week: ‘A priceless insight’

The Sun: Pick of the Day: ‘Thought provoking, necessary and moving’

Observer: ‘Frank, poignant and at times funny’

Telegraph: ‘Eye opening’

Guardian: ‘A frank and unguarded documentary’

i:A fascinating debate handled with skill and respect’

The Talk generated a huge reaction online during TX, with viewers demonstrating support, empathy and shock. Comments included:

I’m really moved by @skygillian and her chat with her daughter on Black beauty. Lennie James has articulated that feeling I’ve felt when I come back from holiday. My eyes watered. This is vital viewing. Had tears rolling down my face when @skygillian and her daughter spoke of the racism they’d experienced. #TheTalk was nothing short of superb. Representative broadcasting that matters. Wow, how powerful is #TheTalk on @Channel4!? Vital public service viewing made with aplomb. #TheTalk is the most powerful doc I’ve ever seen on race. Absolutely broke my heart. Needs to be shown again and again. And in schools.

Whisper co-funded The Talk, as well as co-producing with Cardiff Productions. This was the first time a production company has co-funded a documentary with a UK broadcaster to Make It Happen.