A follower on my FB page recently mailed me to ask if I wanted to do a shoot at his offices. When I asked where he worked he informed me ‘BBC Television Centre at Wood Lane’. ‘Yes please’ was my quick response.
Again I asked the question about group size but alas he said I would only be able to bring one other person with me.
A few pics I’ve processed so far from the trip. Will add some more once I have them.
Hopefully Mark (MDE) will add some of his own beneath as well.
Broadcasting from TVC.
Due to the planned closure and redevelopment of the buildings he managed to get us in just before the final day of production at the site. Under strict instructions not to photograph or talk to any of the celebs we would be seeing inside we followed our host past empty offices and famous landmarks. (I only ended up seeing the one celeb in the end, Miranda Hart and was slightly disappointed that she didn’t fall over)
The site has a strange mood hanging over it, almost like the building knows it has reached the end of its life as a centre for TV broadcasting. Many of the signage plaques have been removed from the walls by staff looking for mementos of the years they’ve spent working there.
Radio sound desk
It was a quick visit (3.5 hours) and we could have quite literally spent all day in there, would have also been good to properly explore the site unrestricted but with shooting in two of the studios still taking place could have also been a bit dangerous. I have a feeling that once all staff have finally left the site, it’s going to become a bit of a UE hotspot!
The two studios we went into blew me away, I knew we would see lighting rigs hanging from above inside but nothing prepared me for the sheer amount of equipment that hangs down.
The vast Studio 6
Thanks for looking peeps!