DLT Entertainment TV, Podcast, & Live Production

in 1977 DLT Entertainment expanded from distribution to program production. Using the characters and format of Thames’ hit comedy series Man About The House, the Taffner company produced Three's Company® which quickly became one of the most successful situation comedies in U.S. network television history.

Monster Court

My Family

As Time Goes By

Getting On

Go 8 Bit

Going Forward

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Rory Bremner's Coalition Report

DLT has been a leading independent producer in the United States since the 1970s and in the UK since 1985.

DLT created the format business with productions such as Three's Company and Too Close For Comfort based upon the British shows Man About the House and Keep It In the Family to name two.

DLT has had equal success in The UK producing As Time Goes By and My Family, two of the most successful comedies ever run on BBC One.

In 2018, DLT expanded its production base in The United Kingdom with the acquisition of Vera Productions Limited, the first such aquisition byt DLT. Vera is run as a wholey owned subsidiary of DLT Entertainment UK Limited. To learn more about Vera Productions click here.

There was further expansion in 2020 through an investment in Mark Watson's and Lianne Coop's Impatient Productions. Learn more about Impatient Productions here.

As part of DLT's investment Gag Reflex, a regional production company was founded in Manchester. Learn more about Gag Reflex Productions here.


Very Modern Quests Now Available On Audible
Alice Levine presents Very Modern Quests, a six-part role-playing game set in the excruciating awkwardness of the real world. With celebrity guests including Greg James, Rose Matafeo, Phil Wang, Joe Lycett and more, join Quest Master Alice Levine as she guides guests through an everyday adventure with the help of character comedian Emma Sidi, embodying the everyday individuals we’d rather avoid. Listen in as they navigate their way through a choose-their-own adventure game with a difference; no goblins, no elves, just the nitty gritty of everyday life and no idea what’s about to happen.

Watch a trailer featuring Joe Lycett and Rose Matafeo


Monster Court Completes Its Initial Run on CBBC
The 15 x 10-minute still available on BBC iPlayer.

Monster Court is aimed at 6 – 12-year-olds and is centred around a monster puppet, the Rt Hon Judge Martin Smudge, who dishes out justice for children who send in their light hearted problems, such as embarrassing parents, boring teachers, bedtimes or being made to do things like eat vegetables or wear shoes. Children apply with their crimes and Judge Smudge delivers justice in the form of a monstrous punishment.

Go to the Monster Court CBBC site.


DLT Invests In Gag Reflex, Creates Regional Indie
DLT continues its expansion into talent management and live comedy with a significant investment in Manchester based Gag Reflex Limited. As part of the investment, DLT and Gag Reflex will form new regional indie Gag Reflex Productions to be based out of Gag Reflex's offices in Manchester.


DLT Entertainment Invests In Impatient Productions
DLT entertainment has joined forces with Impatient Productions, the independent creative production company set up by comedian Mark Watson and ex BBC producer Lianne Coop with a significant investment.


Katya Balfour-Lynn Joins DLT as Development Producer
Former United Agents live comedy producer has worked with talent including Tom Rosenthal, Nick Mohammed, Richard Gadd, Lloyd Griffith. Nick Helm, Katherine Ryan, Ben Bailey Smith, DENIM, Kieran Hodgson, Spencer Jones, Liam Williams, Cardinal Burns, Tim Renkow, Natasia Demetriou & Ellie White, Maddie Rice, Lucy McCormick, Angelos Epithemiou and many more.

Katya joins the DLT team tasked with developing both scripted and unscripted comedy and entertainment projects.


Richard Boden Joins DLT Development Team
Reporting to Creative Director Darren Smith, Richard has been tasked with developing new projects in the vein of previous hit DLT comedies such as AS TIME GOES BY and MY FAMILY.


Darren Smith Appointed DLT's Creative Director
Phil Tredinnick joins as Head of Entertainment Development
They have been tasked with developing new entertainment and comedy formats for domestic and international audiences. Smith will report directly to Donald Taffner Jr., President of DLT Entertainment, with Tredinnick and the current DLT team reporting into Smith.


Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit
Award winning comedian and well-known gaming and technology fan Dara O Briain (Mock the week, Robot Wars) hosts celebrating the world of video games. Part comedy panel show, part physical game show and wholly competitive, each week Dara is joined by guest stars who battle it out – very vocally and passionately!

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