Fizz, the entertainment arm of RDF Television, a Banijay Group company, has commenced filming at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios on new episodes of ITV daytime hit quit show Tipping Point, hosted by Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard.
Tipping Point is currently filming its 10th series. Filming began on 11th March and earlier this month the show’s 70-strong crew celebrated shooting its 1,000th episode. Filming will continue for the next 4 months, with 13 Lucky Stars episodes and 165 regular episodes shot during this time. So far Tipping Point Lucky Stars has raised almost £700,000 for charity. The new episodes will transmit next year.
Peter Usher, Executive Producer for Fizz said: “We greatly enjoy filming at The Bottle Yard Studios. As Fizz is part of RDF, we benefit from having a large and well-established Bristol based production office in RDF West. This has helped us to work with some of the best local production talent available. Fizz is committed to regional production and we’re delighted to be making Tipping Point in Bristol.”
Site Director of The Bottle Yard Studios Fiona Francombe says: “We’re well-known for TV drama here but our resident gameshows Tipping Point and The Crystal Maze, both made by Fizz, represent a valuable proportion of our output too. It’s wonderful to have Tipping Point back in production; the show creates a fantastic buzz during filming which Ben, the contestants, audiences and producers all share – especially during those tense jackpot finales! The Lucky Stars specials are so important too, last year we saw celebrities like Melanie C, Professor Green and Katherine Ryan filming in aid of charity. We’re very proud to be the home of such a successful Bristol-made production.”
RDF relocated Tipping Point to The Bottle Yard in early 2018, assembled its iconic Tipping Point machine in an 8,000 sq ft studio. Control rooms and all backstage elements of production are also situated at the Studios, and production teams base out of RDF West’s Bristol offices.
A game of knowledge, skill and tactics, Tipping Point is centred around an extraordinary machine filled with counters worth thousands of pounds. The series continues to dominate its weekday 4pm slot, frequently attracting up to 3m viewers and well over 25% shares. The current run has peaked at just over 2.9 million viewers with a 32% share.
Tipping Point is commissioned for ITV by joint Heads of Daytime Jane Beacon and Clare Ely. It is a Banijay Group format produced by Fizz, part of RDF Television. The Series Editor is Kate Lownds. The Executive Producers are Sara Doyle, Peter Usher and Hugh Rycroft.
Watch Tipping Point on weekdays at 4pm on ITV, or catch up on the ITV Hub.