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Lime Grove Studios

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Lime Grove Studios
Lime Grove, London

Lime Grove Studios were opened in 1915 by the Gaumont Film Company, and then owned by J Arthur Rank in the 1940s. It was aquired by the BBC in 1949, first as a temporary location while Television Centre was built, and then continued as a production studio until 1991 when the BBC closed it down. The very first episode of Doctor Who was filmed here in Studio D, which was at the rear of the fourth floor of the North Tower.

The two main towers of the studios were demolished during 1993, and a new residential block was built in its place. Old television-related names have been used, with Gaumont Terrace and Gainsborough Court. However, terraces that used to house BBC offices at the northern end are still there, now as private residences.

 

Access: publicStatus: redevelopedStudio Location

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"These are the old BBC offices, which still survive today but are now private homes."

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Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Warehouse Lane (The Evil of the Daleks): 0.29 miles.

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Wood Lane Central Line Station (The Dalek Invasion of Earth): 0.40 miles.

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Hammersmith Park (The Daleks' Master Plan): 0.42 miles.

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BBC Television Centre (The Seeds of Doom, An Adventure in Space and Time): 0.43 miles.

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White City Central Line Station (The Chase): 0.57 miles.

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Swancombe House (walkway) (The Silurians): 0.62 miles.

Further links about the location:

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BBC Television from Alexandra Palace - Article on the demolition of Lime Grove (plus photos)

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BBC Heritage - Lime Grove Studios

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TV Studio History - Lime Grove Studios

Related Studio Stories

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An Unearthly Child Studio D [18,25,31 Oct, 1,8 Nov 1963]

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The Daleks Studio D [15,22,29 Nov, 6,13,20 Dec 1963, 3,10 Jan 1964] Studio D [15,22,29 Nov, 6,13,20 Dec 1963, 3,10 Jan 1964]

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The Edge of Destruction Studio D [17,24 Jan 1964] Studio D [17,24 Jan 1964]

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Marco Polo Studio D [31 Jan, 7,14,21,28 Feb, 6,13 Mar 1964] Studio D [31 Jan, 7,14,21,28 Feb, 6,13 Mar 1964]

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The Keys of Marinus Studio D [20,27 Mar, 3,10,17,24 Apr 1964] Studio D [20,27 Mar, 3,10,17,24 Apr 1964]

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The Aztecs Studio D [1,22 May 1964] Studio D [1,22 May 1964]

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The Sensorites Studio D [12,26 Jun, 3 Jul 1964] Studio D [12,26 Jun, 3 Jul 1964]

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The Reign of Terror Studio G [10,17,24,31 Jul 1964] Studio G [10,17,24,31 Jul 1964]

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The Macra Terror Studio D [4,11,18,25 Mar 1967] Studio D [4,11,18,25 Mar 1967]

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The Faceless Ones Studio D [1,8,15,22,29 Apr, 6 May 1967] Studio D [1,8,15,22,29 Apr, 6 May 1967]

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The Evil of the Daleks Studio D [13,20,27 May, 3,10,17,24 Jun 1967] Studio D [13,20,27 May, 3,10,17,24 Jun 1967]

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The Tomb of the Cybermen Studio D [1,8,15,22 Jul 1967] Studio D [1,8,15,22 Jul 1967]

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The Abominable Snowmen Studio D [15-16,23,30 Sep, 7,14 Oct 1967] Studio D [15-16,23,30 Sep, 7,14 Oct 1967]

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The Ice Warriors Studio D [21,28 Oct, 4,11,18.25 Nov 1967] Studio D [21,28 Oct, 4,11,18.25 Nov 1967]

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The Enemy of the World Studio D [2,9,16,23,30 Dec 1967, 6 Jan 1968] Studio D [2,9,16,23,30 Dec 1967, 6 Jan 1968]

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The Web of Fear Studio D [13,20,27 Jan, 3,10,17 Feb 1968] Studio D [13,20,27 Jan, 3,10,17 Feb 1968]

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Fury from the Deep Studio D [24 Feb, 2,9,16.23,29 Mar 1968] Studio D [24 Feb, 2,9,16.23,29 Mar 1968]

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The Wheel in Space Studio D [5 Apr 1968] Studio D [5 Apr 1968]

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The Mind Robber Studio D [5,12 Jul 1968] Studio D [5,12 Jul 1968]

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The Invasion Studio D [20,27 Sep, 4,11,18,25 Oct, 1,8 Nov 1968] Studio D [20,27 Sep, 4,11,18,25 Oct, 1,8 Nov 1968]

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The Krotons Studio D [22,29 Nov, 6,13 Dec 1968] Studio D [22,29 Nov, 6,13 Dec 1968]

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The Seeds of Death Studio D [3,10,17,24,31 Jan, 7 Feb 1969] Studio D [3,10,17,24,31 Jan, 7 Feb 1969]

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The Space Pirates Studio D [21 Feb 1969] Studio D [21 Feb 1969]

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The Mutants Studio E [13 Mar 1972]

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