BBC Studioworks is welcoming back a number of shows as studio production begins to pick up again following the coronavirus shutdown.
Sky’s There’s Something About Movies is currently being filmed at TC1 at Television Centre, while A League of Their Own is due to shoot its 15th series at Studioworks’ Elstree hub.
Both shows are being produced without studio audiences.
Studioworks is providing a range of technical crews and services for each production, including scenic, electrical and engineering staff and post production staff. A suite of key Covid-19 safety measures are in place across BBC Studioworks’ three facilities including mandatory temperature checks, screen dividers in all galleries, UVC cleaning, one-way pedestrian routes and dedicated operating protocol documents specific to each site.
Television Centre remained operational during the shutdown, playing host to Good Morning Britain and This Morning. It will be the venue for the live broadcast of the 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards’ on 31st July.
At Studioworks’ Elstree facility, filming has just concluded on Comedy Game Night for Comedy Central and Channel 5 in Studio D, whilst EastEnders resumed recording in late June.
“We’re delighted to be back across all our facilities doing what we do best – helping production companies make stand-out TV content, but in the safest possible way,” said Meryl McLaren, commercial manager, BBC Studioworks. “Remaining operational throughout the peak of the pandemic really helped us hone our health and safety protocols and work with our clients on perfecting the best solutions. We continue to discover innovative ways of working and pushing the boundaries of facilitating entertaining TV.”