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Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London. The first radio broadcast from the building was made on 15 March 1932, and the building was officially opened two months later, on 15 May. The main building is in Art Deco
Art Deco
style, with a facing of Portland stone
Portland stone
over a steel frame. It is a Grade II* listed building and includes the BBC
BBC
Radio Theatre, where music and speech programmes are recorded in front of a studio audience, and lobby that was used as a location for filming the 1998 BBC
BBC
television series In the Red.[2] As part of a major consolidation of the BBC's property portfolio in London, Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
has been extensively renovated and extended. This involved the demolition of post-war extensions on the eastern side of the building, replaced by a new wing completed in 2005. The wing was named the " John Peel
John Peel
Wing" in 2012, after the disc jockey. BBC
BBC
London, BBC
BBC
Arabic Television and BBC
BBC
Persian Television are housed in the new wing, which also contains the reception area for BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
and BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
(the studios themselves are in the new extension to the main building). The main building was refurbished, and an extension built to the rear. The radio stations BBC
BBC
Radio 3, BBC
BBC
Radio 4, BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
Extra and the BBC World Service
BBC World Service
transferred to refurbished studios within the building. The extension links the old building with the John Peel Wing, and includes a new combined newsroom for BBC
BBC
News, with studios for the BBC News
BBC News
channel, BBC World News
BBC World News
and other news programming. The move of news operations from BBC
BBC
Television Centre was completed in March 2013.[3] The official name of the building is Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
but the BBC now also uses the term new Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
(with a small 'n') in its publicity referring to the new extension rather than the whole building, with the original building known as old Broadcasting House.[4]

Contents

1 Construction 2 Renovation

2.1 First phase 2.2 Second phase

3 Studios

3.1 Original 3.2 Current

3.2.1 Radio Studios 3.2.2 Television Studios

4 Artworks 5 Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in literature 6 Controversy 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Construction[edit]

Ariel between Wisdom and Gaiety by Eric Gill

Construction of Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
began in 1928. Programmes transferred gradually to the building. On 15 March 1932 the first musical programme was given by the bandleader Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra. Hall also wrote and performed, with his Dance Band, Radio Times, the name of the BBC's schedule publication.[5] The first news bulletin was read by Stuart Hibberd on 18 March. The last transmission from Savoy Hill
Savoy Hill
was on 14 May, and Broadcasting House officially opened on 15 May 1932. George Val Myer
Val Myer
designed the building in collaboration with the BBC's civil engineer, M. T. Tudsbery. The interiors were the work of Raymond McGrath, an Australian-Irish architect. He directed a team that included Serge Chermayeff and Wells Coates
Wells Coates
and designed the vaudeville studio, the associated green and dressing rooms, and the dance and chamber music studios in a flowing Art Deco
Art Deco
style. The building is built in two parts. Dispensing with the oft-found central light-well of contemporary buildings this size, the central core containing the recording studios was a windowless structure built of brick. (Structural brick rather than steel framing was used in order to reduce noise transmission both from without and between studios.) The surrounding outer portion, designed for offices and ancillary spaces, is steel framed and faced using Portland stone.[6][7] While the outer portion had plenty of windows, the inner core required special sound-dampened ventilation systems.[6] There were two areas where right of ancient lights would cause height restrictions. While the rights on the southern side ceased to be a problem after the owners of those rights gave concessions, the rights on the eastern side were dealt with by sloping the roof away from the street from the fourth floor up, which affected not only the floorplan of the structure but meant that the interior recording tower could not be continued up to the top floor. (Thus, one studio on the top floor was actually outside the central studio core structure.)[6] Underground structures, including a hundred-year-old sewer, also presented problems during construction. The building is above the Bakerloo line
Bakerloo line
of the London
London
Underground: the Victoria line
Victoria line
was tunnelled beneath in the 1960s, and presented problems for construction of the Egton Wing (see below).[8] Noise from passing trains is audible within the radio theatre, but generally imperceptible in recordings. The ground floor was fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the street, as it was believed that to finance such a project (costing £25,000,000 in today's money) they would need to let the ground floor as a retail unit. The rapid expansion of the BBC
BBC
meant this never occurred. The original building is a Grade II* listed building, and the BBC works with English Heritage
English Heritage
on its maintenance. Renovation[edit] Beginning in 2003, Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
underwent a major renovation during the BBC's W1 Programme,[9] with the aim of refurbishing the building and combining a number of the BBC's operations in a new extension. This houses the television and radio operations of BBC News, relocated from Television Centre and the BBC
BBC
World Service relocated from Bush House
Bush House
on 12 July 2012.[10] Many of the BBC's national radio stations are also broadcast from the building, with the exception of BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra which have moved to Salford Quays, and BBC
BBC
Radio 2 and BBC
BBC
Radio 6 Music which moved to new studios in nearby Wogan House
Wogan House
in 2006 to make way for the renovation.[11][12] The building work was completed in two phases. It began with the demolition of two post-war extensions to the original building.

"The redevelopment was part of a wider cost-saving strategy to consolidate the BBC's property portfolio and centralise its London operation. This will ultimately produce savings of more than £700m over the remaining 21-year life of the BBC
BBC
lease on Broadcasting House."[13][14]

First phase[edit]

Refurbished reception in Broadcasting House

The first phase consisted of the renovation of the original building, which was starting to show its age and needed structural repair, and a new wing to the east.[15] In the old building the sloped "cat slide" slate roof was taken off and many of the rooms stripped back to their walls, although much of the Art Deco
Art Deco
architecture was retained and preserved. Much of the work focused on the lower walls and ceilings, which did not include Art Deco features. The reception area was renovated to include a new desk, while retaining the message and statue as the attention piece. Many rooms had ceilings removed, such as the south tower, and new reinforcement joists were added.

The new east wing, named after John Peel

The new Egton wing is roughly the same shape as the main building, with a modern design and window arrangement but retaining features such as Portland stone. Towards the rear a large block was created in the side, mirroring that created in the main building when the sloping roof was removed. The design of the extension, intended to equal the original in "architectural creativity", was carried out by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard. Construction was completed in 2005 and the refurbished Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
and the new Egton wing were opened by Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
on 20 April 2006 as part of her 80th birthday celebrations.[16] All areas of the Egton Wing were fully fitted out and completed by 2007. In 2012, it was announced by the then Director-General Mark Thompson that the Egton Wing would be renamed the ' John Peel
John Peel
Wing' to commemorate the late Radio 1 Disc jockey, whom he described as a "great radio talent".[17] Thompson described the wing as a "fitting tribute to a man who personified so much of what the BBC
BBC
stands for". Later that year, the naming was placed in doubt when Peel was reported to have had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s,[18] allegations which followed the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.

The new extension at night.

It houses BBC
BBC
London, BBC
BBC
Arabic Television and BBC
BBC
Persian Television, together with the reception area for BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Second phase[edit]

The connecting wing between old and new buildings

The second phase was the creation of the large wing to the rear of the building, joining the two buildings, and creating a plaza between them. The original architects were replaced for not agreeing to cost-related revisions, as Sir Richard MacCormac
Richard MacCormac
was unwilling to sacrifice the quality of his design.[19] Construction was completed by Bovis Lend Lease[20] in 2010, and control handed over to the BBC
BBC
in 2011. While the rebuilding process was under way, many BBC
BBC
radio stations moved to other buildings near Portland Place. The extension contains the BBC News
BBC News
and Journalism departments, and state-of-the-art technical equipment and new studios to house the BBC News bulletins on television, the BBC News
BBC News
Channel and BBC
BBC
World News, the BBC
BBC
Arabic Television service and the BBC
BBC
Persian Television service. At the heart of this is a new newsroom, the largest live newsroom in the world.[16] A walkway above the newsroom allows the public to view the work of journalists, connecting the foyer to the Radio Theatre and a new café for staff and the public. Complemented by the outdoor plaza, which could act as an outdoor arena and theatre, this is designed to engage the public with the television and radio making process.[16] The extension is glass-covered in the plaza area and curved to contrast both wings either side and to continue the glass on both sides high up the building. On the Portland Place
Portland Place
side, it continues the same use of Portland stone
Portland stone
and glass as in Egton wing. On Monday 18 March 2013 at 1 pm, following the BBC News
BBC News
Channel's final broadcast from Television Centre, the first news programme from Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
was aired: the BBC News
BBC News
at One, on BBC
BBC
One and the BBC News
BBC News
Channel. BBC World News
BBC World News
was the first of BBC's news services to move into the new building on Monday 14 January 2013, beginning with "GMT" at 12 noon. Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
officially opened the extension on 7 June 2013.[21] The second phase development won the 'Programme of the Year' award at the 2013 annual awards of the Association for Project Management.[22] Studios[edit] Original[edit] When built, Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
contained 22 radio studios[23][24] for all programme genres, in the art-deco style with an emphasis on both looks and practicality. The overall practicality of the studios changed rapidly as a result of the limitations of the time and the changing nature of broadcasting and the uses of the studios. These studios were:

Number Name Designer Designed use

8A Military Band studio Serge Chermayeff Designed for large band and vaudeville performances.[25]

8B Small Debates studio Serge Chermayeff A small informally designed studio to encourage lively and confident debate.[26]

7A Production studio Wells Coates Acoustically dead studio, used for one section of a drama.[27]

7B Production studio Wells Coates Used for speech in a play, drama, and piano performances.[27]

7C Production studio Wells Coates Acoustically dead small drama studio.[27]

7D Effects studio Wells Coates Small effects studio for producing foley.[27]

7E Gramophone Effects studio Wells Coates Small studio for producing effects from or involving gramophones.[27]

6A Production studio Wells Coates Double height, large production studio for drama productions.[28]

6B Production studio Wells Coates Small drama studio.[28]

6C Production studio Wells Coates Acoustically dead small drama studio.[28]

6D Effects studio Wells Coates Main effects studio for the production of foley, with different floor coverings and coverings on the main table to achieve different effects, containing items including a wind machine and a water tank.[29]

6E Gramophone Effects studio Wells Coates Small studio for producing effects from or involving gramophones.[30]

4A News studio Wells Coates Acoustically dead small studio for reading news bulletins. Contained gramophone records to be played in the event of an interruption.[31]

4B News studio Wells Coates Acoustically dead small news studio with record players.[31]

3A Production studio Serge Chermayeff A double-height large studio used for Children's Hour, chamber music recitals and the BBC
BBC
Dance Orchestra.[32]

3B Talks studio Serge Chermayeff A small talks studio for unrehearsed debates.[32]

3C Talks studio Serge Chermayeff An acoustically dead small talks studio for unrehearsed debates.[32]

3D Library Talks studio Dorothy Warren Trotter A small talks studio for speeches and debates. It was decorated in the style of a personal library or study for the benefit of elderly or lordly speakers.[33]

3E Religious studio Edward Maufe A double-height large studio with a balcony, designed for religious broadcasts with a focus on all religions so that any religious member would feel comfortable. It was soon disused as listeners preferred the sound of a real church and congregation.[34]

The concert hall Val Myer A very large double-height concert hall for orchestras playing classical music.[35] It contains a large space for the orchestra, a large section and a balcony for seating, and the first organ suitable for broadcasting. It was renamed the Radio Theatre in 1994.[36]

BA Vaudeville
Vaudeville
studio Raymond McGrath A double-height studio with balcony for theatre and variety performances, with an audience of 60.[37]

BB Dance band studio Raymond McGrath A double-height studio with a small balcony for an audience for the BBC
BBC
Dance Orchestra. It was taken over for experimental television broadcasts on 22 August 1932.[38]

Current[edit] Following the rebuild and refurbishment, several studios have been added and the studio structure changed dramatically. The current studios are: Radio Studios[edit]

Studio User(s) Programme(s)

30A BBC
BBC
Radio 3

30B BBC
BBC
Radio 3

30C BBC
BBC
Radio 3

30D BBC
BBC
Radio 3

40A BBC
BBC
Radio 4 Long Wave continuity studio, Yesterday in Parliament, the Daily Service, Test Match Special
Special
and the Shipping Forecast.[39]

40B BBC
BBC
Radio 4 Continuity studio for BBC
BBC
Radio 4

40E BBC
BBC
World Service Focus on Africa

40F BBC
BBC
World Service Focus on Africa

50C BBC
BBC
Radio 4 The Media Show

51A BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Used for Radio 5 shows relay to Manchester

52A BBC
BBC
World Service Programme productions for BBC
BBC
languages programme

52B BBC
BBC
World Service Programme productions for BBC
BBC
languages programme

52C BBC
BBC
World Service Programme productions for BBC
BBC
languages programme

52D BBC
BBC
World Service Programme productions for BBC
BBC
languages programme

60A BBC
BBC
Radio 3, BBC
BBC
Radio 4, BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
Extra, BBC
BBC
World Service Radio Drama

62A BBC
BBC
World Service Programme productions for BBC
BBC
languages programme

82A BBC
BBC
Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
& BBC
BBC
Asian Network The Radio 1 Breakfast Show Dan and Phil also used for mixing live performances – adjacent to the Live Lounge Scott Mills (radio show)

82B BBC
BBC
Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
& BBC
BBC
Asian Network

82C BBC
BBC
Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
& BBC
BBC
Asian Network Charlie Sloth

82D BBC
BBC
Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
& BBC
BBC
Asian Network adjacent to the Live Lounge, Greg James, Clara Amfo, Pete Tong, B-Traits

82E BBC
BBC
Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
& BBC
BBC
Asian Network Matt Edmondson

82F BBC
BBC
Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
& BBC
BBC
Asian Network

82G BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
& BBC
BBC
Radio 1Xtra Newsbeat (15-minute bulletins)

82H BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
& BBC
BBC
Radio 1Xtra Newsbeat (hourly bulletins)

82J BBC
BBC
Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
& BBC
BBC
Asian Network "The Gallery" – All of the online video streaming content is controlled here, including studio cameras.

83A BBC
BBC
Asian Network News studio

S31 BBC World Service
BBC World Service
& BBC
BBC
Radio 4

S32 BBC World Service
BBC World Service
& BBC
BBC
Radio 4 Newsday World Update The World at One PM

S33 BBC
BBC
Radio 4 Today The World Tonight

S34 BBC
BBC
World Service World Briefing

S42 BBC World Service
BBC World Service
& BBC
BBC
Radio 4

S46 BBC World Service
BBC World Service
& BBC
BBC
Radio 4

S48 BBC World Service
BBC World Service
& BBC
BBC
Radio 4

SL1 BBC World Service
BBC World Service
& BBC
BBC
Radio 4 World Briefing Six O'Clock News Midnight News The Newsroom

WG1 BBC
BBC
General News Service (GNS) Networked national news bulletins for BBC
BBC
English Regions

Newsroom Multipurpose (not a studio but is the newsroom which different areas used[clarification needed]) Outside Source (Radio)

Television Studios[edit]

Studio User(s) Programme(s)

A Multipurpose (Green Screen Virtual Studio) Newswatch BBC News
BBC News
Summary BBC
BBC
Sport Facebook Live

B Multipurpose The Andrew Marr Show Sunday Politics Newsnight BBC World News
BBC World News
(12:00–18:30, weekdays), including GMT, Impact, Global, World Have Your Say, Focus on Africa, World Business Report Victoria Derbyshire Show

C BBC
BBC
World News BBC
BBC
News BBC
BBC
World News World Business Report BBC News
BBC News
at Five (weekdays) The Film Review
The Film Review
(Friday) Newsday World News Today BBC
BBC
Business Live (Weekdays only) BBC News
BBC News
Specials HARDtalk Beyond 100 Days The Briefing (Weekdays only) The BriefingBusiness Briefing (Weekdays only)

D Multipurpose BBC
BBC
London
London
News BBC
BBC
World News BBC News
BBC News
Channel (emergencies)

E BBC
BBC
News BBC News
BBC News
at One BBC News
BBC News
at Six BBC News
BBC News
at Five (weekends) BBC News
BBC News
at Ten BBC
BBC
Weekend News BBC News
BBC News
channel Dateline London World Business Report BBC
BBC
Newsroom Live (Weekdays) Afternoon Live (weekdays)

F BBC
BBC
News 60 Seconds

G BBC
BBC
Weather CSO (Green/Blue) Studio

H BBC
BBC
Weather CSO (Green/Blue) Studio

J BBC
BBC
Weather BBC
BBC
World News Plasma touch-screen newsroom mezzanine position Outside Source (TV) BBC News
BBC News
at Five (Segments) Election Today/Tonight Victoria Derbyshire Show (news updates), Reality Check

K Multipurpose Meet the Author BBC
BBC
Parliament overnight Talking Business

L BBC World Service
BBC World Service
TV BBC
BBC
Swahili Dira Ya Dunia (18:00 GMT weekdays) BBC
BBC
Russian bulletins (12:00, 15:45 and 17:00 weekdays) BBC
BBC
Pashto bulletins (12:30 GMT weekdays), business show and news review (recorded Fridays) and Youth Debate (ad-hoc) BBC
BBC
Burmese bulletins (13:20 GMT weekdays) BBC
BBC
Kyrgyz bulletins (16:00 GMT weekdays) BBC
BBC
Afrique (French for Africa) bulletins (16:30 GMT weekdays), business show (recorded Fridays) and news review (recorded Fridays) BBC World Service
BBC World Service
specials (i.e. BBC
BBC
Persian election results programme 2013)

V BBC
BBC
One The One Show Sunday Morning Live Rip Off Britain The Film Show Sounds of the 80s ( BBC
BBC
Radio 2 & BBC
BBC
Red Button)

34D BBC
BBC
World Service BBC
BBC
Arabic Television, some BBC
BBC
Persian TV recordings, and BBC
BBC
Hindi

44D BBC
BBC
World Service (Green Screen Virtual Studio) BBC
BBC
Arabic Television and BBC
BBC
Urdu

54D BBC
BBC
World Service BBC
BBC
Persian Television

Until programmes air information is subject to change. All times listed are either Greenwich Mean Time or British Summer Time depending on what is being used in London. Artworks[edit]

Prospero
Prospero
and Ariel by Eric Gill

The building showcases works of art, most prominently the statues of Prospero
Prospero
and Ariel (from Shakespeare's The Tempest) by Eric Gill. Their choice was fitting since Prospero
Prospero
was a magician and scholar, and Ariel a spirit of the air, in which radio waves travel. There was, reportedly, controversy over some features of the statues when built and they were said to have been modified. They were reported to have been sculpted by Gill as God and Man, rather than Prospero
Prospero
and Ariel, and that there is a small carved picture of a beautiful girl on the back of Prospero. Additional carvings of Ariel are on the exterior in many bas-reliefs, some by Gill, others by Gilbert Bayes.[40][41][42] The reception area contains a statue of 'The sower' by Gill. Several works of art were commissioned by the BBC
BBC
for the refurbishment of Broadcasting House, at an overall cost of more than £4 million.[43] Among these is World, a pavement artwork by the Canadian-born architect and artist Mark Pimlott. According to the BBC, the work "reflects the global dimension of the BBC’s broadcasting and consists of over 750 stone flags inscribed with place names from around the world, as well as those from history, mythology and fantasy. The artwork is enhanced by elegant steel lines of longitude and latitude, a subtle scheme of small embedded lights and some audio installation linked to key output from the World Service."[44] On the roof of the John Peel
John Peel
wing, mirroring the radio mast, is Breathing, a cone-shaped glass structure reaching into the sky to the same height as the mast. It was sculpted by Jaume Plensa
Jaume Plensa
as a memorial to journalists killed in the line of duty. It includes words from a poem by James Fenton and is illuminated day and night. At 10 pm daily, in line with the BBC News
BBC News
at Ten, a column of light shines 900 metres into the sky. It was officially unveiled on 16 June 2008 by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.[45][46] Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in literature[edit] Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
is a central feature in Penelope Fitzgerald's novel Human Voices, published in 1980, where the lead characters work for the BBC
BBC
during the Second World War.[47] It is also the work place of Alexander Wedderburn in A.S. Byatt's 1995 novel Still LIfe,[48] and Sam Bell in Ben Elton's 1999 novel Inconceivable,[49] and also that of the evil nazi-sympathiser Ezzy Pound in Michael Paraskos's 2016 novel In Search of Sixpence.[50] In George Orwell's 1948 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four the building housing the Ministry of Truth, in which the lead character Winston Smith
Winston Smith
works, is based on Broadcasting House.[51] Controversy[edit] In the 1980s it was revealed that MI-5 had a special office in the building for the purpose of vetting BBC
BBC
employees for national security purposes.[52] See also[edit]

BBC
BBC
portal

List of BBC
BBC
properties BBC
BBC
Television Centre Ministries of Nineteen Eighty-Four#Room 101

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