Productions to record at Elstree sites
BBC Studioworks is welcoming three new productions to its Elstree Facilities.
At BBC Elstree Centre, Studioworks is facilitating ‘Crazy Delicious’ – Channel 4 and Netflix’s first non-scripted co-production. Produced by Optomen, the six x 60-minute cookery series will record in Studio D in October and includes the world’s first edible set. The innovative and imaginative design includes a drinkable babbling brook and edible trees. Each week, three cooks will pick ingredients from an ‘enchanted garden’ to create unusual culinary creations.
In Elstree 8 at Elstree Studios, Studio Ramsay’s new craft show ‘The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft’ has recorded a six-part series for Channel 4. The inventive show hosted by Keith Lemon and Anna Richardson sees skilful competitors use their artistic talent to create craft makes of epic proportions. The studio was turned into a fantastical factory complete with a flock of origami birds, a waterfall of vibrant, multi-coloured wool, and life-sized factory chimneys firing confetti and bubbles.
Both productions benefit from the studios’ lighting grid, hoist infrastructure and gallery monitoring.
Later in the month, Harry Hill’s ClubNite, also for Channel 4, records weekly until the end of November in front of an audience of 300. The six hour-long episodes will showcase handpicked fellow stand-ups and will include Bridget Christie, Mawaan Rizwan, Rachel Parris and Huge Davies. As well as guest comics, the series will include sketches, games and music.
All three productions will use Studioworks’ technical and ancillary areas including dressing rooms, green rooms and production offices, in addition to support services including studio management, engineering, electricians and scenic staff.
“We’re launching into autumn with an impressive schedule across our portfolio,” said Meryl McLaren, Commercial Manager, BBC Studioworks. “We’re thrilled to be facilitating these unique shows and demonstrating how our expertise and first-class customer experience can deliver productions which really push the boundaries.”