About

Fizz is an exciting entertainment label. We're passionate about creating distinctive, smart and entertaining television shows.

Company Overview

Part of RDF Television, our flagship formats include ITV’s hit quiz Tipping Point and Channel 4’s The Crystal Maze. As well as gameshows, we develop cutting edge formats of all kinds for a wide range of broadcasters. We also collaborate with a small number of external creatives (including some familiar on-screen faces!), combining talents to turn exciting initial ideas into extraordinary television.

We are part of the Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content creation group for television and multimedia platforms – so we are perfectly positioned to convert UK successes into international smashes, and are also able to bring its hit shows from around the world to British audiences. Delivering dynamic, unexpected television, Fizz is the last word in effervescent entertainment.

OUR TEAM

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Peter Usher
Neale Simpson
Toby Smith
Peter Usher
Neale Simpson
Toby Smith

Peter Usher Creative Director

Three years of working as a producer and programme editor on The Big Breakfast not only taught Peter most of what he knows about television but also how to cope with finding a left handed set of golf clubs for Michael Parkinson at five in the morning. He went on to work on The Match, Soccer Aid and Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two before joining RDF in 2007. As Head of Entertainment, he executive produced shows like Wogan’s Perfect Recall, Sing If You Can, Britain’s Brightest and Tipping Point. Now he pursues the modest ambition of making Fizz one of the country’s leading entertainment providers…

Neale Simpson Creative Director

Neale comes up with lots of ideas for telly shows. Sometimes broadcasters agree to make them. Sometimes they don’t. Neale is always excellent at taking rejection however, and it is categorically untrue that he has a dartboard covered with commissioners’ faces next to his workstation.

Toby Smith Development Executive

Toby has divided much of his career between games-producing for prime-time shows (inc. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Red or Black?, and Britain’s Brightest) and entertainment development. He was lured into broadcasting back in the mid-nineties by a fun summer at The Big Breakfast, went on to be a BBC Production Trainee, and has since packed in the solid (PD-ing, live gallery producing, and edit producing), the surprising (producing a Chinese gameshow, directing a sitcom for Radio 4, filming in the underwater stage at Pinewood, etc), and the surreal (e.g. sparring with Romeo from the So Solid Crew live on CBBC – whilst dressed as a giant pork-pie).

Work with us

We are always looking for the most talented people to join our team, develop exciting new ideas, and make our top rating shows.

 

Please consult the Working For RDF Television site for further information.