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Was Des O conner tonight made in Nottingham or Brum? Did it just say in London?

Des o'Connor was always a Thames production wasn't it? He was Mr Teddington even Des & Mel came from there I think


'Des and Mel' was produced at The London Studios, but I'm wondering if every series was produced there - I think they all were.


Got a feeling it switched studios at least once in its run. Might be wrong - but it set off memory bells.


Des and Mel was made by Carlton - London ( just for ref Wink ) . Maybe it was switched for the 5pm run?
noggin14,283 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Leeds has gone the same way, what else bar News and Emmerdale is made in Leeds?
Loads of archive fact ent shows through the Shiver department there, Countdown still based there, much of the ITV archive is based there.

Decent number of indies in Leeds as well.


Yes - Real Life are based there and are a significant supplier of inserts for The One Show.

Though whilst Countdown's production team may be based in Leeds, the studio recordings are now at (or going to be at) Dock 10 in Salford aren't they?
Standby381 posts since 11 Jan 2006
Des & Mel moved from Teddington to TLS in autumn 2004. It was obvious on screen as it went from a New York loft apartment style set, with exposed brick, to a **** and much softer look. Maybe the move was linked to the merger.
bluecortina802 posts since 26 Jul 2012
Was Des O conner tonight made in Nottingham or Brum? Did it just say in London?

Des o'Connor was always a Thames production wasn't it? He was Mr Teddington even Des & Mel came from there I think


'Des and Mel' was produced at The London Studios, but I'm wondering if every series was produced there - I think they all were.


Got a feeling it switched studios at least once in its run. Might be wrong - but it set off memory bells.


Yes, I had feeling it may have been somewhere else for part of it's run (as 'Standby' has subsequently posted). I wondering if more than one show was produced each day - too long ago to remember now.
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Was Des O conner tonight made in Nottingham or Brum? Did it just say in London?

Des o'Connor was always a Thames production wasn't it? He was Mr Teddington even Des & Mel came from there I think


'Des and Mel' was produced at The London Studios, but I'm wondering if every series was produced there - I think they all were.


Got a feeling it switched studios at least once in its run. Might be wrong - but it set off memory bells.


Yes, I had feeling it may have been somewhere else for part of it's run (as 'Standby' has subsequently posted). I wondering if more than one show was produced each day - too long ago to remember now.


Check the forum, I would be surprised if nothing turns up from ten years ago.
IndigoTucker501 posts since 4 Jan 2003
That clears that up.


Not really. Mike W's post was the paragraph from the wiki that mentioned Zodiac planned to produce a space-based teen soap in 1989.

Andromeda used Central's Broad Street studios to produce a space-based soap in 1989 for BSB, called Jupiter Moon.

Can we presume they are the same, and Zodiac was going to market Jupiter Moon for Andromeda, or was it first planned to be produced for Zodiac in the US before it headed to BSB, or was it a totally different soap?
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That clears that up.


Not really. Mike W's post was the paragraph from the wiki that mentioned Zodiac planned to produce a space-based teen soap in 1989.

Andromeda used Central's Broad Street studios to produce a space-based soap in 1989 for BSB, called Jupiter Moon.

Can we presume they are the same, and Zodiac was going to market Jupiter Moon for Andromeda, or was it first planned to be produced for Zodiac in the US before it headed to BSB, or was it a totally different soap?


http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/432176?view=credit
Budget reported as $10 million
Director FLEURY, Clive
Production Company Primetime Andromeda
Production Company Multimedia
Production Company Springer
Sponsor British Satellite Broadcasting

The series are not the same it seems http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GGdIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_wYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4307,4711463&dq=zodiac-entertainment&hl=en
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It could be though. Too similar and too many coincidences to be simply disregarded


So it was first planned to be produced for Zodiac in the US before it headed to BSB? But of course around 1990 Sy fy was back in fashio.... was it a totally different soap?
Rob_Schneider
London London
It's interesting how a company once so mighty and important can be reduced to just 2 floors of office space in a small portion of a building once wholly occupied by them! And that's nothing to do with technology changing form!


It's also interesting how quick it all happened with Central. Around the turn of the century they were still quite a substantial network producer, they had the networked CITV stuff, own transmission operation, 3 local news splits...and just a few years later most of that was gone. Other regions have either had a slower decline or never did that much in the first place. I think it must have been a casualty of the Carlton side of the merger as Leeds and Manchester did much better out of it.


As someone else has already said, the Carlton-Granada merger came on the heels of firstly ITV Digital's failure, then Crossroads getting axed, leaving Lenton Lane very empty. Had Crossroads been a success I imagine Nottingham would have been kept on as it was taking up the lion's share of studio space at one point. That said though, it's fair to say the network never really gave it a chance... possibly for that reason?

I agree with you though - in 2001/2002 they had Crossroads, Barbara, Peak Practice, a number of gameshows, CITV, 3 news programmes, the regional productions etc. plus more I've probably now forgotten about - all that virtually gone in 3-4 years.
Neil Jones5,218 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I agree with you though - in 2001/2002 they had Crossroads, Barbara, Peak Practice, a number of gameshows, CITV, 3 news programmes, the regional productions etc. plus more I've probably now forgotten about - all that virtually gone in 3-4 years.


CITV came from Birmingham starting in 1987 (the live presentations) and remained there until 2004 when it was moved to Manchester. When relaunched in 1998 it shared studio space with Central News West. The closest it ever came to Nottingham was the productions made for it in the 1990s such as Woof's later years.