Film & TV Work
The UK Bungee Club's experience, professionalism and excellent safety record has led to us being the first choice for television production companies worldwide, including Endemol, Tiger Aspect and Outline Productions, producing shows for the BBC (including Top Gear), ITV, Channel 4, NBC and ESPN.
The UK Bungee Club can provide insurance, risk assessments, method statements and advice on camera positions, POV shots, locations and storyboards.
Recent TV work includes the following -
We were delighted when ultimate fantasy football game from The Sun Dream Team FC asked us to help them with their recent marketing campaign. The marketing campaign was to encourage sign ups to the fantasy football as well as bring awareness to the game.
The dream team conducted an experiment using 10 footballs, 3 brave volunteers and our expertise bungee team, rope and cage. The volunteers were flung into the air at 40 mph to try and attempt a mid-air header, volley or bicycle kick! The... More Details
We were so excited to be involved in the filming for BBC Click for the feature of onoff, a very useful app that involves clever features such as switching on and off connections with telephone numbers as well as scheudling text messages so you never miss that birthday text!
We were contacted to provide a 160 ft bungee jump for the CEO of onoff to demonstrate how the app could work for potential users.
Watch the full piece on BBC Click: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07x4ngv/click-24092016 ... More Details
TV and Radio star Zoe Ball swapped microphones and dancing shoes for climbing harnesses and ropes recently and teamed up with Big Bang Promotions Intl (BBPI) for a hair raising stunt in central London.
The ‘Strictly Come Dancing Live’ and ‘It Takes Two’ host took on a gravity defying abseil as part of a promotional video for the California Almond Board; with a mission to show just what can be achieved with nothing more than a handful of Almonds (and two highly trained UK... More Details
The UK Bungee Club were thrilled when we were recently asked to take part in an episode of BBC One’s home improvement programme, DIY SOS. The show gives deserving families the house of their dreams with the help of a team of builders and local tradesmen.
Our episode showed Jason, a qualified electrician from Hull and his family - wife Liz, daughters Poppy and Lily and his step-daughter Emily. Unfortunately in January 2011, Jason developed worrying symptoms such as severe migranes and was diagnosed... More Details
This year UK Bungee was happy to be able to assist VO5 in their latest viral video campaign – Extreme Shampoo.
Extreme Shampoo and Conditioners is the latest product to be launched by VO5 and are the first shampoo products that the company have targeted towards men. In order to launch the product VO5 decided to set about a viral video campaign filming actor Jim Chapman washing his hair in a range of extreme scenarios, one of which was bungee jumping from the 160ft Middlesbrough Transporter... More Details
This year UK Bungee was once again asked to take part in Top Gear’s Live Festival, this time at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.
It all began back in 2011 when we were approached by Top Gear to attempt an unfathomable live car bungee stunt. After carrying out a number of calculations, risk assessments and starting the process of designing a bespoke cage for the car, we decided that we could go ahead with the project. The project was further complicated by the... More Details
UK Bungee Club was approached in early 2013 by advertising agency Creature to discuss an advertisement concept for Carling’s new British Cider.
The concept involved a stunt that would see one of Carling’s new advertisement characters performing a bungee jump in order to bob for apples in a barrel 160ft below. UK Bungee Club are often challenged with various requests so Managing Director, Jon Snape visited Creature to discuss the needs of the advertisement in more detail. ... More Details
This year UK Bungee Club was approached by a Japanese television company enquiring about the use of our Catapult experience during one of their popular TV shows.
The idea was that a member of the television show would travel around the world taking part in various stunts and adrenaline related experiences, one of which would be a reverse bungee jump at London’s famous O2 Arena. As UK Bungee Club regularly host Bungee Jumping events at the O2 Arena, our team was familiar with the location,... More Details
In December UK Bungee Club were approached by ITV enquiring about our reverse bungee jump for a stunt in the well-known TV show ‘Loose Women’.
The idea was to catapult Loose Women presenter Andrea Mclean on live television. The stunt would be for the programs charity appeal ‘Text Santa’ with the aim to raise at least £50,000 for the charity. Filming was to take place outside ITV’S London Studio on the Southbank. This meant that Andrea would... More Details
Towards the end of 2011 the UK Bungee Club was approached by a TV production company and asked to assist in a performance of a stunt for a television programme called The Magicians.
The programme saw a number of magicians over six weeks perform a variety of tricks and illusions with celebrities. The show, which aired on Saturday evenings on BBC One, has just completed its second series and has enjoyed positive reviews throughout the series.
The stunt that UK Bungee... More Details
This October UK Bungee had the enjoyment of working with the DareDevil as they put three arents’ fears to the test courtesy in order to win a once in a lifetime prize.
The Daredevil, a new programme commissioned by CBBC, dares a child’s family and friends to carry out a range of activities based on their likes, dislikes, fears and phobias for the chance to win an unforgettable prize.
UK Bungee was approached by CBBC when the Daredevil dared three family members from three different... More Details
UK Bungee recently enjoyed another TV appearance, this time with the Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic.
Breaking Magic is a new television series aired on the Discovery Channel USA and Discovery Channel International. The tv show sees a group of international magicians perform a variety of tricks and illusions in front of a live audience. The unique aspect of the show is that once the trick has been performed, the show explains the science behind the magic, revealing the details... More Details
UK Bungee's final TV appearance of 2012 saw UK Bungee work with the extremely popular TV show Don't Tell the Bride.
Famous for allowing the groom to plan and organise a £12,000 wedding without any input from the bride, Don't Tell the Bride has been a hige success since it's launch in 2007.
UK Bungee was asked to be a part of a special episode called Don't Tell the Bride Christmas Revenge. This episode saw a twist in that the bride's finally took revenge on their partners for their unusual... More Details
Every wondered what it must be like to be a bird of prey diving from 160ft into a river to catch fish?
The ONE Show approached the UK Bungee Club with the following small request:
To float several large foam fish on the Tees River, while their presenter bungee jumps from the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge and attempts to catch one.
The context of the show was following the skills of the Ospreys as they dive into rivers catching fish.
“A lot of planning went into this stunt but it still... More Details
UK Bungee Club facililated the bungee jump performed by actor John Thompson of Cold Feet fame on the show Famous and Fearless. Chris Evans and Clare Balding present the Channel 4 show from 2 January 2011 that pushes celebrities to their limits in a series of extreme sports challenges.
See the video link here
A completly unique and bespoke project for the Top Gear Live team; car bungee jumping was the brief...
Can it be done?
In front of a live audience?
In Johannesburg in a couple of months time?
With a presenter in the car?
Roll forward to March 2011; UK Bungee have designed and helped build a bespoke platform to hold the car and new bungee cords had been made with a successful test completed in the UK. The South African crane company was sourced, the car and rig air freighted... More Details
Following the success of the Top Gear Live car bungee earlier this year in Johannesburg the team decided that it would be the perfect way to introduce the Top Gear Live Stunt Show to Russia. So off to Moscow it was for James and Andy from the UK Bungee Club along with the Top Gear Live team, the rig and the trusty Nissan Micra sporting its new Top Gear branding.
The stunt was staged in Moscow’s Red Square. With the iconic back drop of the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral 100,000 people... More Details
The UK Bungee Club was approached by Endemol to work on Channel Five’s Big Brother 2011. With a few options open to the Big Brother Team such as a bungee jump, a winch-out and a catapult from the garden, it was decided that a bungee jump directly above the garden would form an excellent addition to the contestants ‘YES’ challenge.
Given the shape of the BB House, access and external space, the crane for the stunt had to be positioned 34 meters away from the garden – requiring... More Details
Last month UK Bungee was approached by Wonderbra to assist with a product launch that would see a competition winner bungee jumping in front of a cleavage on a giant Wonderbra photo. Oh and the press that would be present, meaning that the stunt would have to be perfect on the first attempt.
UK Bungee began identifying if this was possible as the stunt would require an extreme amount of precision and accuracy. It was concluded that this was definitely something that the... More Details
Last month we got a call from ITV to do a 70 metre catapult for their brand new Saturday night TV show 'Red or Black', at Battersea Power Station, next week...oh and it is going to be David Hasselhoff!
After designing and producing a bespoke full body harness and working out the technical aspects of this breath taking stunt, we were heading down to Battersea Power Station, hard hats in hand and nerves of steel to send the legendary Hoff sky high.
The Hoff was wired up to 6 detonators and X Factor... More Details