BBC Studioworks is providing full studio and technical services to four new titles throughout September-December, as well as welcoming back six returning productions across its studio operations.
At its BBC Elstree site, Studioworks will facilitate Talkback’s Through the Keyhole for ITV in its 11,800 sq. ft. Studio D. The comedy panel show sees Keith Lemon exploring celebrities’ houses and getting a panel of other celebs to try and guess the famous homeowner.
Studioworks also welcomes two productions for the BBC at its 7,550 sq. ft. Stage 8. Hat Trick’s Have I Got News for You will record ten episodes for its 56th series from October-December in front of an audience of over 350. During the same period, Stage 8 will be turned around by Studioworks’ Scenic Operations team to host Boundless and MGM Television’s twelve episode run of The Apprentice: You’re Fired!.
Finally, Studio TC2 at Television Centre will welcome Shiver Productions’ Peston in its new Wednesday night slot for ITV. The political programme presented by the political editor of ITV News, Robert Peston, will feature discussions with politicians and public figures concerning the major events of the week.
BBC Studioworks‘ returning shows this Autumn include the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing, for which it is providing full studio and post production services for the entire series.
Over in Stage 9, Talkback has returned with ITV2’s Celebrity Juice for a second time in 2018, with its 12th series. In Stage 8, ITV Studios’ The Chase has begun the record of 66 episodes within September alone, with an additional 105 episodes to be recorded across October, November and December.
Mock the Week has returned to Television Centre for its 18th series, while Studio TC1 will also serve as the home of two British talk show giants this autumn – ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show and BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show.