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What else is filmed in Bristol?

Bristol is becoming an increasingly popular location for many film and TV productions including current favourites, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Poldark and Galavant. But there has long been a thriving film industry here which has produced innovative and cutting edge film and TV and won prestigious awards including BAFTAs, Emmys, Cannes Lions and Oscars.

Aardman Animations

Aardman Animations, is an Oscar-winning animation studio based in Bristol best known around the world for films, tv series and short-films often made using stop-motion clay animation techniques.

The studios have created the award-winning Wallace and Gromit films, A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995), The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) along with other massive motion pictures Chicken Run (2006), Flushed Away (2006), Arthur Christmas (2011), Pirates (2012), Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) and Early Man (2018).

TV credits include; Morph (since 1980), Creature Comforts (1989, 2003-2006), Rex the Runt (1998 – 2001), Angry Kid (since 1999), Shaun the Sheep (since 2007) and Timmy Time (2009-2012)

BBC Bristol

The regional television centre for the West of England, BBC Bristol, is based in the city on Whiteladies Road, Clifton. The centre produces shows such as ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and ‘Points West’ but is also more famously home to The BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) which is the largest wildlife documentary production house in the world.

The NHU has been based in Broadcasting House, Bristol since its formation in 1957 and is best known for its highly regarded nature documentaries, including The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and has a long association with David Attenborough's authored documentaries, notably Life on Earth. The Unit

You can take a tour of BBC Bristol Broadcasting House, where you’ll learn how television and radio programmes are made and have the chance to visit the interactive studio.

Bottle Yard Studios

The Bottle Yard Studios is the largest dedicated film and TV studio facility in the West of England. It is a Bristol City Council initiative. The site, which operated for more than 50 years as a former winery and bottling plant, is now an established base for film and television production in the West of England, attracting major UK and overseas productions of all sizes.

Recent productions to film at The Bottle Yard Studios include: CBeebies show Andy's Prehistoric Adventures, BBC One drama Sherlock; BBC One drama Poldark (2015); Emmy-nominated BBC Two drama Wolf Hall (2015); Disney/ABC Studios’ musical comedy Galavant (2015); BAFTA-winning ITV drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014); Sky 1 HD comedy Trollied (2011-2015); Channel 4 gameshow Deal or No Deal; Channel 4 comedy The Mimic (2014); Channel 4 drama New Worlds (2014), Channel 4 drama Eric, Ernie & Me (2017), Channel 4 drama Kiri (2018) and Sky Atlantic's Arctic drama Fortitude (2018).

Made in Bristol TV

Continuing on Bristol’s independent spirit, we even have our own TV Channel, Made in Bristol. The channel launched in November 2014 and shows local news, current affairs, sport and features 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can watch Made in Bristol on Freeview 8, Virgin Media 159 from 8pm tonight, and Sky 117.

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