Tag Archive: RDF Television

  1. Phillip Schofield Returns for RDF’s Christmas Series on ITV

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    RDF West, a Banijay Company, today announces ITV has commissioned it to make a fourth, 3×60’ series of prime-time factual show, How to Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield. The series will be made in Bristol and is due to air this winter.


    How To Spend It Well At Christmas is returning to our screens after a hugely challenging year for families up and down the land. More than ever, people want to spend quality time with their loved ones this Christmas and, if they buy a gift, make sure it will be truly valued as well as cost effective.


    Phillip Schofield will be on hand to try and help us make sense of what’s on offer. With the help of celebrity guests, experts and members of the public, he’ll be putting the latest must-have gifts through their paces in the ultimate consumer guide to Christmas spending. From children’s toys, gadgets and gifts for loved ones and friends, to festive food – How To Spend It Well At Christmas aims to show viewers how to make seasonal savings and get their Christmas all wrapped up before Santa arrives.


    Jo Scarratt-Jones, Executive Producer, RDF West said: “In what has been a strange year for us all, we will be bringing viewers a really useful guide to where to spend their money this Christmas, as well as some much needed Christmas cheer from Phillip Schofield, whose love of the season is truly infectious. After a year to forget, let’s make this a Christmas to remember.”


    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield was commissioned by Priya Singh at ITV and is Executive Produced by Jo Scarratt-Jones at RDF West. RDF is part of Banijay and all worldwide rights are owned by Banijay Rights.

  2. BBC One Commissions Further Series of Eat Well For Less? and Shop Well For Less?

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    BBC One today announces it has commissioned RDF West to make a seventh series of Eat Well for Less? and a fifth series of Shop Well for Less? for the channel. Both recommissions of these successful long-running lifestyle formats will be 6×60’ and begin filming later this year.

    The Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin fronted Eat Well for Less? will be returning to show more families that they can save significant amounts of money on food and reduce their waste, without scrimping on quality or nutrition. By using simple tips, tricks, swaps and easy recipes, they can slash a weekly food budget. In Shop Well for Less? The One Show’s Alex Jones and BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern tackle families who are over-spending on products, from branded cleaning spray to designer clothes; aiming to change the way people shop, without changing their lifestyle.

    Both series have recently been on air and continue to rate well, particularly with family audiences. Series six of Eat Well For Less? started going out in May and series four of Shop Well for Less? is currently transmitting on Wednesdays at 8pm.

    BBC Commissioning Executive Ricky Cooper said: “We’re absolutely thrilled Eat Well for Less? and Shop Well for Less? are returning to BBC One.  Whether saving us money, improving our diets or showing us all simple ways to live more sustainably, these series continue to delight and entertain in equal measure.”

    Managing Director of RDF, Jim Allen said: “Less is more is the blindingly simple mantra of both shows and that message and mission is as relevant today as it was when the series were launched.   Whether it’s exorbitantly priced, branded mosturisers or eye wateringly expensive ‘luxury’ muesli, both shows remain ready to take on and tame conspicuous consumption. And have fun while doing it!”

    Eat Well for Less? and Shop Well for Less? were commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. Ricky Cooper is the Commissioning Executive, and they are Executive Produced by Jo Scarratt-Jones for RDF West. All worldwide rights to Eat Well for Less? and Shop Well for Less? are owned by Banijay Rights.

  3. Shipwrecked Sails into Germany

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    Banijay Productions Germany, a Banijay Group company, today confirms it is set to produce a local primetime version of Shipwrecked for RTL2 in Germany. Based on the UK format originally produced by Fizz (part of RDF Television) and Motion Content Group for E4, the series will act as the first international remake of the format since it was rebooted this year.


    Shipwrecked is the ultimate popularity contest in paradise. On two remote islands, two rival tribes, the Tigers and the Sharks, battle against each other for new recruits. In this competition, victory is in numbers. In each episode, new arrivals land ashore where they spend a day and night with each tribe. Both tribes must do whatever it takes to win them over in a bid to prove that they are the better island. At the end of each episode, the new arrivals must decide which tribe they want to join…but in Shipwrecked, anything can happen and, in the end, only the biggest tribe can win the grand cash prize.


    Arno Schneppenheim, MD, Banijay Productions Germany comments: Shipwrecked is a warm, positive and modern adventure reality show format, perfect for a young German audience. This is a hot format right now following its recent reboot, and we’re proud to be the first out the blocks with RTL2 as our partner.”


    Shipwrecked was commissioned by RTL2’s Head of Entertainment, Shona Fraser, and follows the recent pick up of Wild Things (also from Banijay Productions Germany). Both formats are distributed by Banijay Rights and acts as one of its leading hot picks this MIPTV.