Filming & Branding

Bailey Exclusive are very experienced suppliers of pilots and hot air balloons for television and film companies throughout the media industry.

One of our recent filmings was with delightful Mary Berry for her latest cooking show on BBC2, Cook and Share

We are often asked by the BBC and ITV to film for their news channels.

We recently flew with Sir David Attenborough at high altitude over the Swiss Alps to film his introduction for the new BBC series, Planet earth II.

The filming was one of the only ‘on location’ filming Sir David did for the series, you can read more about his experience and watch the trailer here:

We have also flown a highly rated top DJ Hot Since 82 filmed playing his new album ‘Recovery’ live from our balloon along with his decks!

In addition we also worked on an ITV drama series, McDonald and Dodds which went out in November 2021.

Presenter Rob Bell flew with Clive Bailey for the second episode in the Channel 5 series, Bridges – all about the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Clive’s expert Piloting skills gave the programme some great views of Brunel’s bridge from the Anana balloon.

We also completed three separate very successful ‘Balloon Weeks” for the One Show on BBC One using their own One Show balloon. We helped them achieve this very simply and cost effectively, filming from locations all over the country. Call us on 0127 5611050 to find out how we can help you achieve the very best from filming with us.

We have filmed with many celebrities adding to their programmes or helping them to get a point across, including with Jamie Oliver for his latest series of Jamie’s Great Britain.

All Bailey Exclusive pilots have had wide and varied experience of working with film, television, radio and press. We will work with you to get the results you need. You can see Jo Bailey filming for the Land Rover Freelander Balloon Advert here:

We can often make suggestions to enhance your idea – please just ask or we can do the job to your specification.

We have experience of working at short notice for last minute, urgent jobs or news reports and also working on long-term projects. Hot air balloons provide an excellent and very stable platform for aerial filming and photography that can capture unusual perspectives and bird’s eye views!

We can also use cranes for special film shots and have had a lot of experience with this.

Our pilots have worked on Hollywood films, such as James Bond, TV shows, news, documentaries, chat shows, children’s programmes, cookery programmes, commercials, radio and media grabbing stunts.

We can also offer ballooning props for hire, experienced aerial film crew, helicopters, and anything else to ensure it all goes smoothly! If you need slow and steady aerial activity, we can provide hot air balloons for all your requirements.

We have an excellent reputation and can obtain the relevant permissions and have media specific Risk Assessments on request.

Bailey Exclusive, and their camera team, have wide ranging experience in the aviation film industry, some examples of which are as follows:

  • Anglia TV Flying Legends Airshow
  • BBC Planet Earth II
  • BBC The One Show
  • BBC Antiques Show
  • BBC Xchange
  • BBC Food and Drink programme
  • BBC Fast Track
  • BBC Breakfast
  • BBC News 24
  • BBC Points West
  • BBC Blue Peter
  • BBC Ripley & Scruff
  • BBC Big Balloon Challenge (Points West)
  • BBC Crafty Tricks of War
  • BBC Seven Wonders of the World
  • BBC Battle of Britain Airshow
  • BBC Airshow
  • BBC Would Like To Meet
  • BBC The Richard Hilary Story (WWII Spitfire Pilot)
  • BBC Record Breakers
  • Carlton Central TV – Royal International Air Tattoo 1994 – 2003
  • Channel 4 Jamie Oliver
  • Channel 4 – Drambuie Challenge
  • Channel 4 Documentaries
  • David Hempleman Adams Flight to the North Pole and all the resultant news media
  • Discovery Channel – Airshow Safety
  • Discovery Channel – American Chopper
  • Discovery Channel – Special Assignments
  • Discovery – Royal Airforces Association Airshow
  • ITV Britain’s Got Talent
  • ITV Dramas- latest McDonald and Dodds, Nov 21
  • ITV News
  • ITV Prove It
  • ITV West – Bristol Balloon Fiesta and Various
  • Land Rover Freelander 2 Balloon Advert
  • Mary Berry Cook and Share
  • The BBC Balloon
  • The Night & Day (film)
  • The World’s Not Enough (James Bond Film)
  • SBAC – Farnborough
  • Sky Sports
  • Sky News
  • Speedvision – Paris Airshow
  • Telcel Advertising Campaign