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gottago2,839 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
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During the preview tours, there will be no access to the Welcome Hub / Shop area, however, a reduced range of merchandise, as well as a souvenir photo, will still be available.
Didn't know there was a shop area there, presumably for the Loose Women audience to buy merch.
Whataday10,039 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
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During the preview tours, there will be no access to the Welcome Hub / Shop area, however, a reduced range of merchandise, as well as a souvenir photo, will still be available.
Didn't know there was a shop area there, presumably for the Loose Women audience to buy merch.


I took that to mean there will be a Welcome Hub and Shop as part of the tour, but they won't be in place for the previews.
JKDerry1,805 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I remember the old BBC Television Centre tours well. I used to see many people wandering through the studios on the tours. Now there are only three studios, two of then for ITV Daytime, it shouldn't be too hard for the guides. I wonder if it will interfere with productions though?
030293696 posts since 16 Apr 2007
HTV Wales Wales Today
I remember the old BBC Television Centre tours well. I used to see many people wandering through the studios on the tours. Now there are only three studios, two of then for ITV Daytime, it shouldn't be too hard for the guides. I wonder if it will interfere with productions though?


As Tours take place outside of filming schedules, contents of each set are subject to change.
Markymark6,964 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I remember the old BBC Television Centre tours well. I used to see many people wandering through the studios on the tours. Now there are only three studios, two of then for ITV Daytime, it shouldn't be too hard for the guides. I wonder if it will interfere with productions though?


As Tours take place outside of filming schedules, contents of each set are subject to change.


What’s there to actually see, it’s hardly the ‘Programme Factory’ it used to be, and these days there aren’t even impressive Quad VTRs and big telecine machines to see in the technical areas
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kernow1,309 posts since 18 Jan 2006
I remember the old BBC Television Centre tours well. I used to see many people wandering through the studios on the tours. Now there are only three studios, two of then for ITV Daytime, it shouldn't be too hard for the guides. I wonder if it will interfere with productions though?


As Tours take place outside of filming schedules, contents of each set are subject to change.


What’s there to actually see, it’s hardly the ‘Programme Factory’ it used to be, and these days there aren’t even impressive Quad VTRs and big telecine machines to see in the technical areas


I agree. This new tour won't be a patch on the old BBC Television Centre tour, and it's more expensive!

There would be more to see on one of the BBC tours, which are actually cheaper.

Luckily, I managed to go on a tour of BBC Television Centre before it closed. Never got round to going on the Broadcasting House tour, which I notice that they no longer offer.
JKDerry1,805 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
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As Tours take place outside of filming schedules, contents of each set are subject to change.[/quote:0919845013]

What’s there to actually see, it’s hardly the ‘Programme Factory’ it used to be, and these days there aren’t even impressive Quad VTRs and big telecine machines to see in the technical areas[/quote:0919845013]

I agree. This new tour won't be a patch on the old BBC Television Centre tour, and it's more expensive!

There would be more to see on one of the BBC tours, which are actually cheaper.

Luckily, I managed to go on a tour of BBC Television Centre before it closed. Never got round to going on the Broadcasting House tour, which I notice that they no longer offer.[/quote:0919845013]
The old Television Centre tours was great. I first visited the old Television Centre in July 2001. I remember seeing their former BBC News Centre now BBC Studios in Stage 6. I got to sit in Huw Edwards chair at the BBC News studio.

The tour guide was fantastic, and we got to see Studios TC1, TC4, TC6 and TC8, sadly TC8 was restricted, as they were filming a sitcom there, if I remember right it was the barristers sitcom "Chambers".

We went to the BBC Shop and we had something to eat there too. It was a great first visit, and I was lucky enough to return a few other times before the centre as we knew it closed in March 2013.
kernow1,309 posts since 18 Jan 2006
I agree. This new tour won't be a patch on the old BBC Television Centre tour, and it's more expensive!


As I'm sure you know, the fact that these tours are going to be less frequent dictates that they will cost more. It's pure economics.


If it was an equivalent tour, then it would be expected to cost more if it was less frequent.

This tour will be greatly reduced in size and therefore length compared to the old tour, which in theory will result in reduced levels of demand, so I therefore can't see any justification for it costing more.
GoldenDays7 posts since 29 Jun 2018
London London
Wow £27.50 to look at the 2 studios ITV use for daytime programmes. What would have been worth it was a tour of the South Bank studios. That would have been a great visitor attraction, Also could have gone to teh roof of the Tower for the views. With Shepperton now being taken by Netflix studio space in London is going to be even harder to get. What a shame the South Bank studios aren't be refurbed.
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