17 festive shows filming at BBC Studioworks’ television studios


Seventeen Christmas specials are shooting across BBC Studioworks’ portfolio of television studios.

Studio TC1 at Television Centre has played host to the seasonal specials of BBC Two’s QI, BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show, ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show, and Channel 4’s The Last Leg, while Studio TC2 has welcomed a number of Christmas-themed editions of C4’s Sunday Brunch.

At its BBC Elstree Centre facility, Elstree D has been used by Comedy Central’s Blockbusters, Sky One’s Romesh’s Look Back To The Future, BBC One’s Top of the Pops, ITV’s Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas, E4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC One’s Take Off with Bradley & Holly.

Also at BBC Elstree Centre, Studioworks is delivering the Christmas and New Year episodes of EastEnders.

Elstree 8 has welcomed the festive edition of BBC One’s Pointless, while Elstree 9 has played host to the Christmas versions of ITV’s The Chase, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and the George Lucas Stage 2 is the base for BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

BBC Studioworks said the Christmas specials represented a 21% increase year-on-year across its portfolio.