Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the world famous BBC Television Centre. Experience the excitement and thrill of a working TV centre where you could see the News Centre, production galleries, studios or even the odd star!
The BBC Television Centre at White City in West London officially opened on June 29 1960 and the building remained in active use with many programmes filming in the studios until it closed officially on March 31 2013.
On this day 1936 – The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, the world’s first regular, “high-definition”, then defined as at least 200 lines, service. While we are looking at London we wish to highlight how well known places we know today have derived from their manorial names. Notting Hill, just next to Shepherd’s Bush is said to derive its name from a manor in Kensington called “Knotting-Bernes,”or “Knutting-Barnes,” email on email@example.com
Suggs (L) and Chris Foreman of Madness perform in the rain at the closing party for the BBC Television Centre at BBC Television Centre on March 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/WireImage) 2013 Matt Kent