• Sky One’s There’s Something About Movies shooting at Television Centre
  • A League of Their Own set to record at Elstree Studios hub
  • Both shows returning without live audience

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A League of Their Own: Set to record at Elstree Studios hub

In a sign that entertainment production is getting back on track following coronavirus shutdowns, BBC Studioworks reports that a host of shows are now shooting across its studio facilities.

The third series of There’s Something About Movies is currently being recorded in Studio TC1 at Television Centre. The joint production between CPL Productions and Motion Content Group for Sky One sees Alan Carr return as host with Jennifer Saunders and Michael Sheen also returning as team captains.

Over at its Elstree Studios hub, BBC Studioworks is gearing up to begin the recording of the 15th series of A League of Their Own in George Lucas Stage 2. Also a CPL Productions show for Sky One, the programme features regulars Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan.

Both shows are returning without a live audience for the first time.

The shows are running alongside a schedule of Good Morning Britain, This Morning, Loose Women, Peston, The Martin Lewis Money Show and Sunday Brunch at BBC Studioworks’ Television Centre facility.

At its BBC Elstree Centre hub, filming has just concluded on Monkey Kingdom’s Comedy Game Night for Comedy Central and Channel 5 in Studio D, while EastEnders resumed recording in late June. The 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards is set to live broadcast from Studio TC1 at Television Centre on Friday 31 July.

Covid-19 safety measures are in place across BBC Studioworks’ three facilities including mandatory temperature checks, screen dividers in all galleries, UVC cleaning, one-way pedestrian routes and dedicated operating protocol documents specific to each site.

Meryl McLaren, commercial manager at BBC Studioworks, said: “Remaining operational throughout the peak of the pandemic really helped us hone our health and safety protocols and work with our clients on perfecting the best solutions. We continue to discover innovative ways of working and pushing the boundaries of facilitating entertaining TV.”