BBC Studioworks’ 10,800 sq. ft. Studio TC1 will become the new home to ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway from 22nd February
Produced by ITV Studios Entertainment and Mitre Television, the award-winning entertainment show will record the 16th series in its new home. The move means that BBC Studioworks will be broadcasting live from Television Centre seven days a week, with ITV Daytime shows, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women broadcasting on weekdays and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch on Sundays.
Renowned for being a fast-paced live entertainment primetime show, the Saturday Night Takeaway action will be captured inside the studio using an 11-camera configuration, with ten additional exterior cameras on the Television Centre forecourt for week one. The forecourt activity will be cabled back to the studio’s galleries.
In addition to the studio, BBC Studioworks is providing post production services, comprising four Avid Symphony suites and a Pro Tools dubbing suite. In advance of each of the weekly Saturday night broadcasts, rushes will be ingested, edited, mixed and reviewed for multiple live show features.
Saturday Night Takeaway will also benefit from TC1’s configurable seating rostra for its 500 audience members, as well as its cutting-edge technologies, flexible facilities and ancillary areas. BBC Studioworks is also providing expertise in the form of studio management, engineering, electricians and scenic staff.
“Saturday Night Takeaway is an entertainment extravaganza and is shiny floor TV at its best,” said Meryl McLaren, Commercial Manager, BBC Studioworks. “We’re delighted it’s chosen our Television Centre facility is its new home. We excel at fun, fast and ambitious productions and look forward to partnering with the team to bring the show back to the nation’s TV screens.”
BBC Studioworks is adept at handling large audience-based shows across multiple genres. Credits include Hot Sauce TV’s ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ for ITV, So Television’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’ for BBC One, BBC Studios’ ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘ for BBC One, Sky’s ‘The Russell Howard Hour’ for Sky One, CPL Production’s ‘A League of Their Own’ for Sky One and Talkback’s ‘Celebrity Juice’ for ITV2.
Saturday Night Takeaway is broadcast on ITV on Saturdays at 7pm.