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radiolistener684 posts since 8 Aug 2010
A bit of a cock up getting the weather from Leeds just now so Shirley Henry gainfully read the weather summary from a piece of paper. Like the old days!
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Parker60 posts since 16 May 2019
Look North 'Ull's studio is looking incredibly tired now.

All uncle Peter needs is a comfy chair and a fireplace though.


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.
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
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radiolistener684 posts since 8 Aug 2010
Look North 'Ull's studio is looking incredibly tired now.

All uncle Peter needs is a comfy chair and a fireplace though.


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.
South Today2,743 posts since 10 Feb 2003

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.


A brand new studio building yet no proper decent sized studio. Bonkers. Whatever folk say they do have a good backdrop looking out on Queen's Gardens so no idea why they don't utilise that. I suppose in winter with the dark nights isn't brilliant.
Parker60 posts since 16 May 2019

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 Very Happy The BBC building is where all the huts are.
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..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
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JAS844,078 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)

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 Very Happy The bulding is where all the huts are.
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That second picture shows the location of the Princes Quay Shopping Centre, not the BBC building.