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New BBC Studios at Maida Vale

Published 7 June 2024

The long-awaited expansion of Maida Vale opens in 1935

Broadcasting House, Glasgow

Published 15 March 2024

In depth into the equipment installed in the BBC’s new Broadcasting House in Glasgow in 1938

You’re in Yorkshire Television

Published 1 December 2023

Welcome to YTV, new employees!

Thirty Productive Acres

Published 15 April 2022

A trip to Kingswood Warren to see how the BBC Research Department is keeping ahead of technological developments

ITN’s building plans in mint condition

Published 10 January 2022

Work is well underway on a building to replace ITN House on Wells Street in London

Continental television stations

Published 23 December 2020

A look at how television facilities have developed across Europe in 1967

The ABC of TV

Published 10 March 2020

From chromakey to cycloramas, the jargon of television production in 1975 is explained here

From the Televault: TWW’s unique top floor

Published 1 October 2019

What goes on high above us all at TWW’s studios?

ATV Centre: bringing colour to life in the Midlands

Published 3 June 2019

The Birmingham Post celebrates the opening of the new ATV Centre in 1970 with a special pull-out supplement, digitised by us for you

Color City

Published 3 December 2018

The grand opening of NBC’s new colour studios in Burbank, California, is celebrated by the ‘NBC Chimes’ staff magazine in 1955

✎ Stockport Plaza

Published 5 October 2017

A place you must visit

⧉ Gigglers, gogglers and gumption

Published 15 September 2017

⧉ Over on our Rediffusion subsite, director James Butler talks about the hell that is studio visits by the public

Thirty girls with TV secrets

Published 8 December 2016

A fine slice of sexism from 1955

✎ Granada TV, Manchester 3

Published 8 August 2016

A new microsite looking at Quay Street in 1966

Lego Television Centre

Published 4 January 2016

A TV studio made out of Lego and awesome

Granada TV Chelsea

Published 3 August 2015

Practical Television in 1958 looks at Granada’s branch studio in London

Westward progress

Published 20 July 2015

Practical Television in March 1962 looks in-depth at Westward’s almost-complete studio complex

Studio Zero

Published 16 March 2015

Having decent studio space: from pride to an embarrassment in 60 years

A dream factory

Published 30 November 2012

Rob Williams takes a tour of Television South

So long, New Broadcasting House

Published 3 December 2011

Wandering round the BBC’s former Manchester studios

Central dismembered

Published 17 October 2010

Roddy Buxton on the end of ATV and Central’s Birmingham citadel

This is Elstree, part 1

Published 4 October 2010

Roddy Buxton on the history and development of ATV’s Elstree studios

Paradise Lost Part IV – Central House

Published 25 April 2009

Extending the studios as Central launches

Paradise Lost Part III – The Nerve Centre

Published 30 November 2008

Roddy Buxton hits the 4th Floor

Paradise Lost Part II – Main Studios

Published 26 October 2008

Our exploration of ATV Centre continues

Paradise Lost: The ATV Centre Story – Part I

Published 23 September 2008

Goodbye to Broad Street

Inside Lenton Lane

Published 22 June 2008

East Midlands television centre

ATV’s Television Garden

Published 16 December 2007

ATV’s Television Garden

Whatever happened to Brookside Close?

Published 18 November 2007

Roddy Buxton explores the Brookside set

A trip to Giltbrook

Published 2 September 2007

Central News East… or not

One for the Road

Published 1 August 2007

A musical tribute to the studios

Back on City Road

Published 1 May 2007

Studios’ new life

City Road

Published 1 May 2007

A look at Tyne Tees’s studios at City Road, Newcastle.

A trip to Broad Street

Published 1 March 2007

1997: time for a final trip around ATV Centre before all the gear is sold off.

Growing up with Tyne Tees

Published 29 April 2006

At the heart of growing up in 1980s Newcastle

Scotland’s Media Capital

Published 30 October 2005

Glenn Aylett details Glasgow’s new and existing BBC and independent television production centres

From The South (part 2)

Published 2 October 2005

TV from Northam comes to an end

Thames studios

Published 3 September 2005

From the Euston Road to the banks of the Thames

From The South (part 1)

Published 3 September 2005

TV from Northam spans a lifetime

A Fond Farewell

Published 17 August 2005

Tyne Tees is laid to rest, and City Road closed.

Television Gets A Complex

Published 1 January 2005

The earliest architecture of television

BBC Infrastructure

Published 1 January 2005

Regional studios and London monoliths

Cheap Drama

Published 1 January 2004

Tricks of the trade exposed

The New Rays of Light

Published 1 January 2004

Television moves in on the cinema and theatre


Published 1 January 2004

The state of the UK film industry

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