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cylon63,617 posts since 6 Mar 2005
London London
I think deejay was talking about the seats being disused, not the studios. ISTR that CBBC used Elstree D quite a lot in the early 00s to shoot shows like Bamzooki.

Ah right! So the space was being used. Reading it back this was when That Puppet Gameshow was made there. It was like a homecoming for The Muppets being in that studio as it was famously theirs at ATV.
JKDerry1,457 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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I think deejay was talking about the seats being disused, not the studios. ISTR that CBBC used Elstree D quite a lot in the early 00s to shoot shows like Bamzooki.

Ah right! So the space was being used. Reading it back this was when That Puppet Gameshow was made there. It was like a homecoming for The Muppets being in that studio as it was famously theirs at ATV.

You Rang M'Lord, first series of Going for Gold, Allo allo from Series 5 onward, first series of Big Break. Ghostwatch (Halloween 1992) and then from 1994 to 2001 Eastenders used it when they started to produce three episodes a week.
cylon63,617 posts since 6 Mar 2005
London London
I think deejay was talking about the seats being disused, not the studios. ISTR that CBBC used Elstree D quite a lot in the early 00s to shoot shows like Bamzooki.

Ah right! So the space was being used. Reading it back this was when That Puppet Gameshow was made there. It was like a homecoming for The Muppets being in that studio as it was famously theirs at ATV.

You Rang M'Lord, first series of Going for Gold, Allo allo from Series 5 onward, first series of Big Break. Ghostwatch (Halloween 1992) and then from 1994 to 2001 Eastenders used it when they started to produce three episodes a week.

All these years later, I never knew Ghostwatch was filmed there. You can see why it was popular for entertainment. The fixed audience seating tops out at 320. Always think for studios of that size that the audience should be larger without the aid of adding floor seating by the stage.
JKDerry1,457 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Ah right! So the space was being used. Reading it back this was when That Puppet Gameshow was made there. It was like a homecoming for The Muppets being in that studio as it was famously theirs at ATV.

You Rang M'Lord, first series of Going for Gold, Allo allo from Series 5 onward, first series of Big Break. Ghostwatch (Halloween 1992) and then from 1994 to 2001 Eastenders used it when they started to produce three episodes a week.

All these years later, I never knew Ghostwatch was filmed there. You can see why it was popular for entertainment. The fixed audience seating tops out at 320. Always think for studios of that size that the audience should be larger without the aid of adding floor seating by the stage.

Yes, many people thought Ghostwatch was made at Television Centre, but the production team needed a full week to record the studio scenes of the "live" show, and so used Elstree as their studio, gave them more space and freedom, without other productions having a peak into the studio to see what was going on.
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JKDerry1,457 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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The longer they stay on air, the more chance people will stay with them, watch and donate. I have a feeling the producers want to get this total higher than £60.6 million.
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