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Riverside Studios is proud to announce a brand-new photographic exhibition: Time Lords to Top of the Pops: A Celebration of BBC Television made at Riverside Studios, running between 21 April and 24 July 2022.


Marking one hundred years of the British Broadcasting Corporation and sixty-five years since The BBC Riverside Television Studios were opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the exhibition celebrates the long and illustrious history of BBC television production at Riverside Studios. 


In collaboration with BBC History, Riverside Studios presents a stunning collection of photographs taken behind-the-scenes of the most iconic BBC programmes made in their original building, from Doctor Who and Hancock’s Half Hour to Blue Peter and Top of the Pops.


Complementing the photographic exhibition, Riverside Studios hosts a variety of related special events including the unveiling of a BBC Heritage Trail blue plaque and a screening in tribute to the founding producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert. Other activities include special events for children in the May half term break and additional screenings of television from the archive. 


Rachel Tackley, Creative Director of Riverside Studios, said:

“I am so excited to be hosting this exhibition. The team here have been working with the BBC for over a year and it is such a delight to see it all finally come together. I have loved choosing the 'behind-the-scenes’ images, most of which have never been seen before, as well as discovering all the amazing programmes that were made at Riverside.  Now all we need is for the Dalek to get here and I can finally lay my childhood fears to rest!”


Robert Seatter, Head of BBC History, said:

“In the year of the BBC’s centenary, it’s great to be working with Riverside to showcase some of the iconic and much loved programmes made – and continuing to be made - in these studios. They are revealed in carefully restored images from the BBC Photography Archive, which we know audiences will love seeing in Riverside’s glorious new public spaces, along with a shiny blue plaque as a permanent memento!”


For more information see here.