Luke Alkin joined Big Talk from Channel 4 where he was acting Head of Drama. During his time there, Peter Flannery’s The Devil’s Whore and Tony Grisoni’s masterful adaptation of Red Riding went into production. Prior to this, he worked at BBC Films as a development executive where his credits included multi-award-winning The Gathering Storm starring Albert Finney, Bulletboy and Dominic Savage’s Out Of Control which won the RTS award. Luke optioned Jon Ronson’s book The Men Who Stare At Goats which was adapted by Peter Straughn and starred George Clooney. Luke produced Dirty War for HBO Films and the BBC, Learners starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes for BBC 1 and Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Grow Your Own for BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Pathé.
At Big Talk, Luke was series producer of two series of Threesome for Comedy Central. He produced Mike Bartlett’s acclaimed drama The Town starring Andrew Scott and Martin Clunes for ITV. He was the executive producer of Youngers by Levi David Addai for E4 and Ambassadors by James Wood and Rupert Walters for BBC 2. Most recently he executive produced Our Zoo, Big Talk first major drama for BBC 1 which was created and written by Matt Charman and starred Lee Ingleby, Liz White, Peter Wight and Anne Reid.