About us

Hare and Tortoise is the new Fremantle label in the UK specialising in all forms of comedy for television, replacing Retort, FMUK’s Scripted Comedy label, in July 2018.

Retort was formed in January 2012 from the Scripted Comedy department of talkbackThames, and among its award winning series were the BAFTA and RTS winning Chewing Gum (E4) and The IT Crowd (C4)  BAFTA and RTS nominated Count Arthur Strong (BBC One), Rose d’Or winning Henry IX (UKTV Gold), Birds of a Feather (ITV),   The Rebel (UKTV Gold) and Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC One), as well as Channel 4 Comedy Blaps Chewing Gum, Flavours and Lowdown.