Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK

The BBC, World of Wonder Productions

What we did

To supply Avid Media Composer facilities for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, as well as a large-scale data ingest rig.

What we used

With a number of episodes taking place on location, three of Gravity Media’s engineers looked after the capture solution with 500+ terabytes of storage alongside eight Avid Media Composer Suites. After the location record, the production team moved to Gravity House, Frith Street, for the offline edit, occupying four rooms for 18 weeks before heading back to the US for the online.


RuPaul’s Drag Race is an Emmy-award-winning US reality TV series that has been running since 2009. The show documents the search for the next big drag act, and sees RuPaul play the role of host, mentor and head judge as contestants compete in different challenges each week. The UK version of the show is currently in its third series, with the first two seasons available to stream on iPlayer. Season three debuts in 2022.