I agree. A decade of that set now so certainly time for a refresh.
The problem is that the studio space is so small you cant really get a curved set in. Its a stupid triangular shape totally unsuitable for a TV studio.
Can they afford to decamp from Queenie's and move somewhere else? Does seem to all have been done without any thought as to studio space needed.
The only large area which is underused (not that any of the building has suitable space) is on the ground floor in what was the opencentre / foyer. You would have to have the set shoved up against the radio studios windows.
The building was designed as apartments and retail space. It was only built there as the BBC was going through its ' get closer to the people' phase. They couldn't change the external plans so the interior of three floors of retail spaces were hastily redesigned.
There is no money to move the studio anywhere - they would be better to shut it down and make the programme in Leeds with a short opt.
I remember before they built the place it was the a 1960's office building for Customs & Excise - it had a strange aircraft control tower type thing on the top of it. Sadly I cant find any pictures of it but for anyone interested here are a few pictures before all that
The BBC building is where all the huts are.
Last edited by Parker on 26 July 2019 10:57am
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