BBC TELEVISION CENTRE, LONDON W12

BBC TELEVISION CENTRE PROJECT


These images are a very small "snapshot" of the project I have been working on to capture BBC Television Centre before the programmes and staff go to Salford or W1.  Sadly, parts of this iconic building will be demolished once all programmes are relocated. There are currently several thousand images in the archive and growing by the week. I also have included some timelapse films, HDR,  and video clips. I aim to include 360 degree panoramics where suitable along with some Infrared images and some "artistic" interpretations of the building. The images on here are low res versions of high res originals.


This collection aims to show the gloss and glory of what the BBC does along with the sadness of a building that is closing down.


These images are currently on a personal private site with some spare space in order to allow some limited viewing for those that have requested to see some of the work.


This webpage is still developing and further images will be added weekly.


There are some roll over images. Please allow your internet to fully load to see these.


Images of BBC New Broadcasting House are at:

www.eternaldreams.co.uk/bbc-broadcasting-house


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL IMAGES ARE STRICTLY COPYRIGHTED AND MAY NOT BE USED, COPIED, REDISTRIBUTED, EDITED OR LINKED TO IN ANY FORM.

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PANORAMIC IMAGE. Copyright of Peter Sumpter/BBC News

The BBC's "footprint" in Londons W12. From the multi storey car park through to the Media Centre

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Roll mouse over the above image to see the difference between 2012 and 1958

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Roll mouse over the above image to see the difference between 2012 and 1966

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Roll mouse over the above image to show Westfield Shopping Centre after(2011) and before(2004)

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The South Hall window of TVC.

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The view over Television Centre from the roof window of stage 6.

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The last ever payoff of the BBC TV News in the studio and gallery at TVC before relocating to W1.

Vote 2012. Using Studio N9 and TC2 for the Vine Green Screen. This could possibly be the last ever election programme coverage from TVC.

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The inner ring of TVC Stage 3 "Donut"

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The morning after the awards night before.

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Dawn over BBC TVC and W12

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Preparation for the BBC Ten News

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Preparation for the BBC Ten News

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View from BBC TVC across W12

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The BBC Ten News

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The abandoned BBC sports department on the 5th floor of TVC

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The last ever Breakfast from TC7. Final guests Amore with Charlie and Louise presenting.

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Part of the Blue Peter Garden at TVC

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View from the North Hall lift room over the frontage of Television Centre and Studio TC1

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View from the North Hall lift room over stage 4 and 5 of Television Centre 

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The abandoned sports studio, TC5 at BBC TVC. The background projectors have long gone and this was used for the tours.

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The Breakfast presenters record the last ever Christmas message from TVC.

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Bill Turnbull on the Breakfast Sofa in TC7 for the last time before relocating to Salford

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Sian Williams and Mary Hockaday after Sians last Breakfast shift

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Bill Turnbull with Sally Nugent and his last ever guest on Breakfast in TC7-Des O'Connor

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Part of the BBC TVC Newsroom. First Floor.

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BBC TVC corridor. First floor of the donut with access to most studios.

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Newsnight review. TC7 2005.

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Abandoned stairways of BBC TVC

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The atrium of the BBC Newsroom at TVC.

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The iconic roof of Stage 1 TVC

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Three of the Osmonds on Breakfast with Charlie Stayt and Susanna Reid

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More Osmonds

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One of the restaurant chefs.

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Behind the "gloss" of the studios and what we see on TV and hear on radio there are parts of TVC  that have been abandoned for many years.

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The abandoned BBC Cyclorama Paint Shop.

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Polystyrene cups used as paint pots in the abandoned Paint Shop have kept remarkable colour.

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Robin Lustig reading the Radio 4 2200 News

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Local Elections 2007 from TC7. The view that shows the screens that give the presenter the info he needs.

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Sound Mixing Weekend News Channel

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TVC Studio SIgn on each door entrance.

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Abandoned tapes in the Sport Newsroom. Stage 6 BBC TVC

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Sound Mixing Weekend News Channel.

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David Walliams with Charlie and Susanna

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Mosaic adjacent to the Main Gate old entrance to TVC

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Views from inside the ventilation area of BBC TVC

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TC7 Newsnight Correspondent

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Andrea Corr on The Andrew Marr Show

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Studio S1. The home of Radio 4 Ten o Clock News

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Bill Gates and Jeremy Paxman in TC7

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Hot cutting a live programme on a Sony Vision Mixer in TC7

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Strictly winners with Bill and Sian on the Breakfast Sofa in TC7

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8 o Clock Summary from TC7 showing the CSO. Ellie Presenting.

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Springtime at TVC

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Unseen TVC. The stage 6 ventilation area.

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Abandoned part of TVC. This is the controller in the paint shop area where huge cycs were painted by gangs of artists.

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Andrew Marr Show music item in TC7 showing studio cameraman.

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Sian Williams and Steven Spielberg in TC7

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Carol Kirkwood in the Blue Peter Garden at TVC

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Floor Manager in N6, the BBC News Channel

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Nightime shot across the front of TVC

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Weekend News Channel in N6 showing Vision Mixer/Director

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Bill and Sian with The Overtones Christmas 2011 in TC7

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The inner donut of TVC shot using Infrared

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Stage 6 TVC

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News Channel N6 Vision Apparatus Room Wiring.

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TVC Stage 3 Inner Donut. Note the lack of trees in the later image below.

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Abandoned TVC. Stage 1 Scenery Block aka Design Building. Allocations room for Eastenders and Holby.

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TVC Stage 3 Sports Department corridor

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Abandoned TVC. This are the tall doors that were the entrance to the studio cyclorama paint shop where gangs of artists created studion backdrops.

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Abandoned TVC. This is the hoist controller of the Cyclorama paint room at TVC still has power and works.

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Newsnight Opening to Camera Three

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Autocue operater

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MOTD Kickaround in TC7

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BBC World in N8. The Hub with Nik Gowing.

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The attempted eradication of the TC prefix for the main studios.

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Lighting and camera control in N6, The News Channel.

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More of the abandoned parts of TVC.  This part of set dates back almost 30 years.

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The Old Reception, renamed Stage Door showing the original mosaic.

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The last ever Radio 5 Drive from TVC before moving to Salford.

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N6 News Channel Main Presenters.

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The true and original Foundation Stone in the sub basement near to Stage 1.

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Seasick Steve on Breakfast in TC7.

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IThe Old Recption at TVC, latterly renamed Stage Door.

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The Pudsey Room in the basement. Used like a Green Room for programmes.

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TVC stage 3 South Hall stairwell.

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The last remnant of the 1908 exhibition from the site where TVC was built.

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Tom Jones on The Andrew Marr Show in TC7

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TVC Stage 3 basement looking up to Helios Statue.

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Stage 6 stairwell.

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TVC Stage 1 roof

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TVC Stage 1 studio stores

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East Tower, Blue Peter Office

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East Tower roof comms room

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Signage on the roof of the East Tower at TVC.

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TC7 studio director with BNCS screen

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East Tower....the very top of TVC.

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One of the mosaic patternings in TVC.

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News Graphic Designer

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Stage 1 TVC. The old carpentry workshop.

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N8 Floor Manager. BBC World TV News Studio.

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Stage 1 TVC. The old carpentry workshop.

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Alison Balsom on Breakfast in TC7

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BBC World TV in N8.

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The corridor joining Stage 3 block to Stage 1 block at TVC.

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The Overtones on BBC Breakfast in TC7.

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BBC World Business Presenter Aaron in N8.

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Sign adjacent to N9.

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TVC mosaic pattern

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Sport Presenter Amanda Davies in BBC World in N8.

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Alison Balsom on The Andrew Marr Show in TC7.