The ABC of TV

10 March 2020

From chromakey to cycloramas, the jargon of television production in 1975 is explained here

The Elstree epic

5 March 2018

The TVTimes in 1967 looks back over 40 years of the Elstree studios

Granada TV Chelsea

3 August 2015

Practical Television in 1958 looks at Granada’s branch studio in London

Westward progress

20 July 2015

Practical Television in March 1962 looks in-depth at Westward’s almost-complete studio complex

Studio Zero

16 March 2015

Having decent studio space: from pride to an embarrassment in 60 years

A dream factory

30 November 2012

Rob Williams takes a tour of Television South

So long, New Broadcasting House

3 December 2011

Wandering round the BBC’s former Manchester studios

Central dismembered

17 October 2010

Roddy Buxton on the end of ATV and Central’s Birmingham citadel

This is Elstree, part 1

4 October 2010

Roddy Buxton on the history and development of ATV’s Elstree studios

This is Elstree, part 2

4 October 2010

The second part of Roddy Buxton’s analysis sees ATV Network, ATV Midlands, Daybreak and Central at Elstree

A is for Alpha

15 August 2010

How a former ABC cinema in Aston, Birmingham, became a power house of ITV production.

Paradise Lost Part IV – Central House

25 April 2009

Extending the studios as Central launches

Paradise Lost Part III – The Nerve Centre

30 November 2008

Roddy Buxton hits the 4th Floor

Paradise Lost Part II – Main Studios

26 October 2008

Our exploration of ATV Centre continues

Paradise Lost: The ATV Centre Story – Part I

23 September 2008

Goodbye to Broad Street

Inside Lenton Lane

22 June 2008

East Midlands television centre

ATV’s Television Garden

16 December 2007

ATV’s Television Garden

Whatever happened to Brookside Close?

18 November 2007

Roddy Buxton explores the Brookside set

A trip to Giltbrook

2 September 2007

Central News East… or not

A trip to Broad Street

1 March 2007

1997: time for a final trip around ATV Centre before all the gear is sold off.

Scotland’s Media Capital

30 October 2005

Glenn Aylett details Glasgow’s new and existing BBC and independent television production centres

From The South (part 2)

2 October 2005

TV from Northam comes to an end

From The South (part 1)

3 September 2005

TV from Northam spans a lifetime

Television Gets A Complex

1 January 2005

The earliest architecture of television

BBC Infrastructure

1 January 2005

Regional studios and London monoliths

Cheap Drama

1 January 2004

Tricks of the trade exposed

The New Rays of Light

1 January 2004

Television moves in on the cinema and theatre


1 January 2004

The state of the UK film industry

Set Pieces

1 January 2004

Set design makes television

Ever Decreasing Circles

1 February 2003

Say goodbye to ATV Centre and hello to oblivion

Four At The Movies

1 January 2003

Thank heavens for FilmFour

Television Central

1 January 2003

Take a tour of BBC Television Centre

Paradise Lost

1 January 2003

The centre of Birmingham and its Centre

Introducting Studio One

1 December 2002

Television and cinema collide


1 July 2001

Television takes on cinema in the regions

London Belongs To Television

1 May 2001

How London and TV are inextricably bound

Picture Box (part 2)

1 March 2001

ABC, ABPC and the art of studios

Picture Box (part 1)

1 February 2001

ABC, ABPC and the art of television