As well as Have I Got News For You and Through the Keyhole BBC Studioworks welcomes The Apprentice: You’re Fired! and Peston to their facilities.
The BBC Elstree Centre in the early 1960s, when it was the ATV Elstree Studios.
“It’s great to welcome these four new productions which will be spread across our portfolio of sites,” – John O’Callaghan, Head of Studios and Post Production, BBC Studioworks.
BBC Studioworks is providing full studio and technical services to four new titles throughout September-December.
At its BBC Elstree site, Studioworks will facilitate Talkback’s ‘Through the Keyhole’ for ITV in its 11,800 sq. ft. Studio D. The comedy panel show, which sees Keith Lemon exploring celebrities’ houses and getting a panel of other celebrities to try and guess the famous homeowner, will record in front of a live studio audience of over 400 from mid-September to early October.
Studio D has hosted shows such as Children In Need, Family Fortunes and Celebrity Squares in the past to name only a handful of productions that have been made at the site since the former Neptune Film Studios were converted for television, opening in 1961.
The Elstree Film Studios also offer BBC Studioworks facilities.
Over the road at its Elstree Studios operation, Studioworks welcomes two productions for the BBC at its 7,550 sq. ft. Stage 8. Hat Trick’s ‘Have I Got News for You’ will record ten episodes for its 56th series from October-December in front of an audience of over 350. During the same period, Stage 8 will be turned around by Studioworks’ Scenic Operations team to host Boundless and MGM Television’s twelve episode run of ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired!’. This will have an audience of over 325.
The Elstree Film Studios are best known for their big screen productions which have been part of the Borehamwood landscape for over a century.
Completing the new line-up, Studio TC2 at Television Centre will welcome Shiver Productions’ ‘Peston’ in its new Wednesday night slot for ITV. The flagship political programme presented by the Political Editor of ITV News, Robert Peston, will feature discussions with politicians and public figures concerning the major events of the week.
Television Centre is one of the most recoginsed TV production studios in the UK, originally opened as the BBC Television Centre it has been producing programming since 1960. Shows created at the site include Fawlty Towers, Blue Peter, Morecambe and Wise and more recently Blind Date and Good Morning Britain.
“Our autumn schedule is particularly strong and is testament not only to our technologically advanced studios, but more importantly, to the exceptional customer experience our team delivers time and time again.” – John O’Callaghan, Head of Studios and Post Production, BBC Studioworks.