Office producer quits BBC

Atalla heads for Talkback

Independent TV company Talkback have poached The Office's producer from the BBC.

Ash Atalla will be joining the makers of Bo Selecta!, Da Ali G Show and I'm Alan Partridge as an executive producer of comedy, with a brief to develop new shows.

He told Media Guardian: "The BBC has been very good to me, and I am looking forward to working with them on my future projects.

"I am really excited at the opportunity to create new shows for Talkback."

Talkback chief executive Peter Fincham called Atalla "one of the most talented producers working in comedy today" and added: "The fact that Ash has chosen to join Talkback is a great compliment and I'm sure great things will come of it."


Published: 20 Jan 2004

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