MIPCOM ’13: Travel Channel UK goes on an “RV Rampage”

RV Rampage (pictured), the first commission from new indie Tuesday's Child, is heading to Scripps Networks International's Travel Channel in the UK.
October 8, 2013

Scripps Networks International is lining up a series, RV Rampage - the first commission from new indie Tuesday’s Child – for its Travel Channel in the UK.

Hosted by Amanda Byram and Henry Cole (pictured above), the 10 x 60-minute series is set in the cities and along the coastline of New Zealand, following five couples from around the world traveling together in RVs as they take on cultural, physical and mental challenges.

Tuesday’s Child was started by former Shine TV MD Karen Smith in September 2012, and RV Rampage is executive produced by Smith and Steph Harris.

The series was commissioned by Nick Thorogood, SVP of content and marketing for Scripps UK and EMEA, and Sue Walton, VP of commissioning for Scripps UK and EMEA.

“In our most ambitious commission to date, we are thrilled to be working with such an exceptional producer as Karen and her team at Tuesday’s Child,” said Thorogood. “It’s even more rewarding as it’s their first series and we look forward to bringing this epic series to international audiences.”

RV Rampage sees big characters on an epic road trip across spectacular scenery being tested to their limits by extreme sports, mental challenges and living in close proximity whilst sharing a chemical toilet,” added Smith. “It’ll be an exhilarating, engaging and thoroughly entertaining watch, hosted by a couple of wonderful presenters in Amanda and Henry, and we’re thoroughly excited to be making it.”

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