Television Centre #366photos2020

My over riding memory of BBC Television Centre was seeing it now and again on Blue Peter when they ventured outside the studio. I never went there when I was a kid so even these days when I am in the locality I still find it exciting, even though I know the BBC left years ago for Salford.

The Trial of Christine Keeler in Bristol

If you are watching The Trial of Christine Keeler you may recognise some scenes which were shot on Broad Street in Bristol. This is a screen grab of tonight’s broadcast.

The Trial of Christine Keeler in Bristol
BBC’s The Trial of Christine Keeler

You can see three old cars and this is the view down towards the Church of St John the Baptist on Christmas Street.

Here is another screen grab of Broad Street at night.

BBC's The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC’s The Trial of Christine Keeler

As it happens back in January 2019 I was walking around the area on my lunch break so I took a few photographs of the filming.

BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler
BBC Filming The Trial of Christine Keeler

I was impressed with the number of 1960s cars they had used to dress the street.

War of the Worlds on the BBC

The BBC have released a trailer for their “proper” version of The War of the Worlds.

This is the original alien invasion story. Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Caryle, this tense and thrilling drama follows a young couple’s race for survival against escalating terror of an alien enemy beyond their comprehension.

A vision of the future

I really like this video clip from the BBC Archive on a 1963 view of what 1988 would look like.

It really demonstrates how difficult it is to predict the future. Some stuff you get right, most things you get wrong, and timeframes are really hard to judge.