Malory Towers wraps S5 at Bottle Yard Studios

Oct 2, 2023

The fifth series of Malory Towers, produced by King Bert Productions for CBBC and BBC iPlayer in the UK and BYUtv in the US, wraps filming at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios.

It’s the first time that the beloved children’s drama has based at a UK studio. Interior scenes for series one to four were previously shot in Canada, but for series five The Bottle Yard Studios has housed the show’s extensive sets.

Filming began in early August for the new 20 x 25-minute series at the Studios and picturesque locations around South-West England in Devon and Cornwall.

Laura Aviles, Senior Film Manager (Bristol City Council), says: “It’s been our absolute pleasure to host King Bert Productions at The Bottle Yard Studios for the making of Malory Towers. Quality children’s drama is a vital part of the film and TV production sector in the South West of England and we were so pleased that our facilities here fitted the bill so well when the production moved its studio base from Canada to the UK.

Jo Sargent, managing director for King Bert Productions, says: “We’re thrilled to have Malory Towers based in the South West for Series 5. With our location filming taking place in North Devon and Cornwall, Bristol and The Bottle Yard Studios has been the perfect home for our sets and allowed us to maximise the use of regional crew and suppliers. The Bottle Yard is an excellent studio and the team have been very supportive during production.”

Malory Towers includes the same joyful escapism, wit and mischievous behaviour fans have come to adore. Fans will be eager to see what’s next for Darrell (Ella Bright), Felicity (April V Woods) and friends this term!

This series, we meet a new Matron. Matron Shipley played by Amanda Lawrence, (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), is a stickler for the rules and will be tasked with the tricky job of keeping the girls in check as they return with another series of mischievous pranks and secret adventures.

Malory Towers series 1 – 4 are available now on BBC iPlayer in the UK and on the BYUtv app in the US. Series 5 is expected to air in 2024.

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