A host of shows return to BBC Studioworks for the 2019 autumn season

15 returning titles, produced by 12 different production companies for four different broadcasters.

As the autumn season gets under way, BBC Studioworks sees an uptick in returning productions. With 15 returning titles, ranging from live entertainment programmes and star-studded chat shows, to comedy panels, long-running game shows and lively political debates.

Live Broadcasting

Returning shows set to broadcast live from BBC Studioworks this autumn include the nation’s favorite dance show, Strictly Come Dancing (BBC Studios for BBC One), political debate show Peston (ITV Studios for ITV), topical commentary show, The Last Leg (Open Mike for Channel 4) and the annual fundraising extravaganza, Children in Need (BBC Studios for BBC One).

Post Production

The companion show to Strictly Come Dancing, It Takes Two (BBC Studios for BBC Two), returns to BBC Studioworks’ Elstree post production village where five Avid Symphony suites are dedicated to the programme.

Chat shows

Both of the UK’s biggest chat shows, The Jonathan Ross Show (Hot Sauce for ITV) and The Graham Norton Show (So Television for BBC One) return for their autumn runs in BBC Studioworks’ Studio TC1 at Television Centre. Other returning chat/panel shows opting to choose BBC Studioworks again include, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Love Productions for Channel 4) and The Apprentice: You’re Fired (Boundless and MGM Television for BBC Two).

Game Shows

Long-running game shows, Pointless (Remarkable TV for BBC One) and The Chase (ITV Studios for ITV), are continuing their 2019 BBC Studioworks residencies as they both record blocks for the autumn.


The laughs are set to ring across BBC Studioworks’ studio operations as the following comedy shows also return,  Celebrity Juice (Talkback for ITV2), Have I Got News For You (Hat Trick for BBC One), The Russell Howard Hour  (Avalon for Sky One) and Mock the Week (Angst Productions for BBC One).

Find out about three new title wins for BBC Studioworks here.

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