Television Centre - A Celebration
Built as a flexible 'television factory', BBC Television Centre (sometimes known, simply as 'TVC') has become a broadcasting icon.
To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary in 2010, BBC History talked to BBC staff and those who have had a long association with the building, about life in Television Centre, how the building evolved, and how it began.
"The story goes.. he doodled a question mark"
"The building will always be in the blood"
"We were so proud of Television Centre that we staged the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest from there!"
"Working in the big studios of Television Centre was thrilling!"
"We broke a world record at Television Centre"
"The bombing of Television Centre changed everyone’s attitude to security in the building"
"Spotting celebrities, that’s what Television Centre is all about"
"The buzz of the place is amazing"
"Slowly the working atmosphere became less formal and more fun!"
"The building still has magic"