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Josh886 posts since 21 Dec 2014
I've been watching E3 this week and Ubisoft's new game Watch Dogs Legion is set in London and a shot of Broadcasting House was shown:
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Have you ever seen buildings like Broadcasting House portrayed differently in other media?
My tweet was read out on BBC Four's Eurovision coverage and Rylan Clark-Neal replied to it. That's all.
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thegeek4,820 posts since 1 Jan 2002
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I think some shots in this 1993 Tim Hunkin film were shot inside 200 Grays Inn Road, despite having no apparent connection to ITN.

Skip to 8m20, or just watch the whole thing because it's great.


[Edit] the more I look at pictures of the building, the less sure I am that it's got lifts in the atrium. Despite probably being wrong I'm going to leave this here just because it's a great programme.
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JKDerry1,525 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
The interior of DoSAC headquarters in The Thick of It was the BBC Media Centre in White City (no longer a BBC building and now called The MediaWorks).

The took over half a floor at the then BBC Media Centre building, and also had to film certain scenes at the end of their filming day, because some of the dialogue was just too "sweary" to be filmed when there were plenty of BBC staff working there in the early part of the day.


The lift scene where Malcolm Tucker berates the minister for being afraid of closed spaces, and he utters the word "omnishambles" which has now officially in the O.E.D.
JKDerry1,525 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
The Thick of It didn't film all of Series 3 and 4 exclusively at the Media Centre.

Simon Rogers the production designer on the show said that they could film in the atrium, entrance hall and lift lobbies, but the main office used by the minister and their adjacent offices had to be filmed in an empty office block near Watford.

The designers did his best to ensure the main sets were matched to resemble the Media Centre closely, and hoped that no one would notice the join between the Media Centre and the office block they filmed in during 2009 and 2012.
Mike W4,863 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
I've been watching E3 this week and Ubisoft's new game Watch Dogs Legion is set in London and a shot of Broadcasting House was shown:
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Have you ever seen buildings like Broadcasting House portrayed differently in other media?

BH was rendered 'accurately' for the 2002 PS2 game 'The Getaway' - as it was then, of course. This was PS2 Software on a DVD remember so quality wasn't the best, but did use a very early Street View inspired photography system to map central London.
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Jon7,688 posts since 11 Apr 2005
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I happened upon that live launch event. And didn’t noticed Broadcasting House so thanks for that.

Looks like BM11 is correct the BBC is to be replaced in the near future by ‘Great Britain Broadcasting’. Moz won’t be happy as it doesn’t look like they are inheriting Reith though.

I wonder if you’ll be able to an equivalent of The One Show studio in there.
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Josh886 posts since 21 Dec 2014
I happened upon that live launch event. And didn’t noticed Broadcasting House so thanks for that.

Looks like BM11 is correct the BBC is to be replaced in the near future by ‘Great Britain Broadcasting’. Moz won’t be happy as it doesn’t look like they are inheriting Reith though.

I wonder if you’ll be able to an equivalent of The One Show studio in there.

I'm planning on looking for:
Channel 4 HQ, Television Centre, TLS and other TV buildings in London when the game comes out
My tweet was read out on BBC Four's Eurovision coverage and Rylan Clark-Neal replied to it. That's all.
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