Stop frame animation films and commercials produced by Aardman Animations and television series focusing on the natural world have also brought fame and artistic credit to the city.

The city is home to the regional headquarters of BBC West and the BBC Natural History Unit. Locations in and around Bristol often feature in the BBC's natural history programmes, including the children's television programme Animal Magic, filmed at Bristol Zoo.

Bristol boasts other television productions such as The West Country Tonight, Points West, Casualty (due to move to Cardiff in 2011) and Deal Or No Deal. The city has also been used as a location for TV dramas such as Teachers, Mistresses, Skins and Being Human.