Wimbledon Studios has overhauled its premises and partnered with Roll to Record as part of a drive to attract more light-entertainment shows to the facility.

The former home to ITV’s The Bill will offer HD, 3D or SD, with the aim of securing live or pre-recorded studio panel, quiz or chat shows for the 8,000 sq ft studio.

As well as the installation of a permanent lighting truss, £200,000 has been spent on two stage doors and the construction of an acoustic wall.

Roll to Record will supply cameras and equipment including monitors and vision mixers.

“Roll to Record will bring the technical expertise and we will bring the production knowledge,” said Wimbledon Film and Television Studios managing director Piers Read (pictured).

Without the deal, the capital expenditure required would have been in the region of £3.5m, he added.

Up to 15 Sony 1500 or LDK6000 cameras will be made available, together with VTR record facilities for all Sony tape-based formats, EVS hard disc record and replay, as well as other file-based record systems tailored to a show’s needs.

The production gallery will be equipped with a Grass Valley 2 M/E vision mixer, while the sound room will use a Calrec sound desk.