A New Midland Studio for BBC Television

17 April 2023

Having opened in January 1956, the BBC’s Midland television studios are finally complete

Television floor managers

27 May 2022

The life of a floor manager in BBCtv is a tough one…

Setting the Scene for TV

11 April 2022

A visit to the Scenery Block – the first part of the new BBC Television Centre

A development for HTV

7 March 2022

The Wales and West contractor’s new studios have opened

ITN’s building plans in mint condition

10 January 2022

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

Royal Occasions

17 May 2021

Jack Robertson reminisces about the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, once a thriving theatre and now, in 1962, home of Scottish Television

Caroline rises from a watery grave

17 February 2021

Is Radio Caroline coming back in 1970, in television form?

The ABC of TV

10 March 2020

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

Birmingham’s local millstone

19 November 2018

Is Pebble Mill a white elephant? It has been, but that might be about to change says the Daily Telegraph in 1972

The Elstree epic

5 March 2018

The TVTimes in 1967 looks back over 40 years of the Elstree studios

A trip to MediaCityUK

11 January 2018

A gallery of recent pictures from MediaCityUK in Salford

A day out to Quay Street

7 November 2017

From the North: Tom Hargreaves remembers a tour around Granada’s studios in 1967

Under construction

17 November 2016

The BBC Handbook for 1961 celebrates the opening of the first studio at Television Centre

From Aston to Paradise

29 March 2016

The handover from the Alpha Studios in Aston to the new Paradise Centre in Birmingham in 1969

Granada TV Chelsea

3 August 2015

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

Westward progress

20 July 2015

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

Studio Zero

16 March 2015

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

A dream factory

30 November 2012

Rob Williams takes a tour of Television South

So long, New Broadcasting House

3 December 2011

Wandering round the BBC’s former Manchester studios

Save Elstree!

17 October 2010

Roddy Buxton on the song and dance campaign to save ATV and Elstree studios

Central dismembered

17 October 2010

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

This is Elstree, part 1

4 October 2010

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

This is Elstree, part 2

4 October 2010

The second part of Roddy Buxton’s analysis sees ATV Network, ATV Midlands, Daybreak and Central at Elstree

The rise and fall of Lenton Lane

17 August 2010

How Lenton Lane, Central’s studios in Nottingham, went from nothing to something and back to nothing – by someone who was there.

A is for Alpha

15 August 2010

How a former ABC cinema in Aston, Birmingham, became a power house of ITV production.

Paradise Lost Part IV – Central House

25 April 2009

Extending the studios as Central launches

Paradise Lost Part III – The Nerve Centre

30 November 2008

Roddy Buxton hits the 4th Floor

Paradise Lost Part II – Main Studios

26 October 2008

Our exploration of ATV Centre continues

Paradise Lost: The ATV Centre Story – Part I

23 September 2008

Goodbye to Broad Street

Inside Lenton Lane

22 June 2008

East Midlands television centre

ATV’s Television Garden

16 December 2007

ATV’s Television Garden

Whatever happened to Brookside Close?

18 November 2007

Roddy Buxton explores the Brookside set

A trip to Giltbrook

2 September 2007

Central News East… or not

A trip to Broad Street

1 March 2007

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

Scotland’s Media Capital

30 October 2005

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

From The South (part 2)

2 October 2005

TV from Northam comes to an end

Thames studios

3 September 2005

From the Euston Road to the banks of the Thames

From The South (part 1)

3 September 2005

TV from Northam spans a lifetime

Television Gets A Complex

1 January 2005

The earliest architecture of television

BBC Infrastructure

1 January 2005

Regional studios and London monoliths

Cheap Drama

1 January 2004

Tricks of the trade exposed

The New Rays of Light

1 January 2004

Television moves in on the cinema and theatre


1 January 2004

The state of the UK film industry

Set Pieces

1 January 2004

Set design makes television

Ever Decreasing Circles

1 February 2003

Say goodbye to ATV Centre and hello to oblivion

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