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noggin14,704 posts since 26 Jun 2001
The differences between American and British studios is like night and day, The Talk has vast amount of space whereas Loose Women is quite cramped in comparison


Yes. TC2 was described as one of the 'small' TV Centre studios when BBC Studios and Post marketed them. (The other small studios were TC5 - which was latterly a sport buy out, and TC7 - a news buy out).

I suspect the US equivalent shows come from studios more the size of TC3 (and 4/6/8 ), which were described as 'Medium' and which were the homes to comedy panel shows with audiences - but TC3 is now split in half (one half for This Morning, one half for GMB)
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JKDerry2,346 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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The differences between American and British studios is like night and day, The Talk has vast amount of space whereas Loose Women is quite cramped in comparison


Yes. TC2 was described as one of the 'small' TV Centre studios when BBC Studios and Post marketed them. (The other small studios were TC5 - which was latterly a sport buy out, and TC7 - a news buy out).

I suspect the US equivalent shows come from studios more the size of TC3 (and 4/6/Cool, which were described as 'Medium' and which were the homes to comedy panel shows with audiences - but TC3 is now split in half (one half for This Morning, one half for GMB)

Just for a little reference, at the other end of the day, the NBC late night talk shows are produced from very small studios compared to The Graham Norton Show and The Jonathan Ross Show here in the UK.


Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is made in Studio 6B in New York, which is only 3,690 Sq Ft in space.

Late Night with Seth Meyers is made in Studio 8G in New York, which is only 2,280 Sq Ft in space.

Compare those to shows to The Graham Norton Show and The Jonathan Ross Show who both use TC1 at Television Centre in London, which is huge in comparison at 10,800 Sq Ft.
noggin14,704 posts since 26 Jun 2001
The differences between American and British studios is like night and day, The Talk has vast amount of space whereas Loose Women is quite cramped in comparison


Yes. TC2 was described as one of the 'small' TV Centre studios when BBC Studios and Post marketed them. (The other small studios were TC5 - which was latterly a sport buy out, and TC7 - a news buy out).

I suspect the US equivalent shows come from studios more the size of TC3 (and 4/6/Cool, which were described as 'Medium' and which were the homes to comedy panel shows with audiences - but TC3 is now split in half (one half for This Morning, one half for GMB)

Just for a little reference, at the other end of the day, the NBC late night talk shows are produced from very small studios compared to The Graham Norton Show and The Jonathan Ross Show here in the UK.


Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is made in Studio 6B in New York, which is only 3,690 Sq Ft in space.

Late Night with Seth Meyers is made in Studio 8G in New York, which is only 2,280 Sq Ft in space.

Compare those to shows to The Graham Norton Show and The Jonathan Ross Show who both use TC1 at Television Centre in London, which is huge in comparison at 10,800 Sq Ft.


Yes - the US daily talk shows are very 'compact'. Couple of chairs, desk, host chair and small audience (and sometimes a compact house band), compared to the UK weekly ones.
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 849 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Having seen both Seth Meyers and James Corden being recorded, the latter has a bigger studio space than the former.

Slightly off-topic but Brenda is doing White Christmas in the West End from November to January so I’m guessing she’ll be taking time away from Loose Women to do it.
JamesWorldNews8,654 posts since 22 Aug 2004
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I have to say, those pod extensions they use to accommodate a large number of guests look utterly hideous!

I guess they are quick and easy to assemble, but they look very shoddy. And not even consistent with the frontal appearance of the main desk. Surely you can do something a bit better than that, ITV? I know it’s rare to have 4 guests at one time at the desk (in this case, Ronan Keating and Boyzone), but it doesn’t look good at all.
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