BBC Pacific Quay

BBC Pacific Quay studios at the River Clyde

BBC Pacific Quay is BBC Scotland's television and radio studio complex at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland. Opened by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown in August 2007, the studios are home to BBC Scotland's television, radio and online services and the headquarters of the BBC in Scotland.

The studios are located adjacent to the Glasgow Science Centre, across the river from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and adjacent to the studios of commercial broadcaster STV. The new building is one of the most modern digital broadcasting facilities in the world, complete with the BBC's first HD-capable newsroom.

There are three main television studios based at BBC Pacific Quay.

Studio A is the largest television studio at the complex with 8,417 sq ft of studio floor space. It can easily accommodate studio audiences of up to 320.

Studio B is the small to medium-sized studio with 2,594 sq ft of studio floor space. Small studio audiences of up to 100 can be accommodated in Studio B.

Studio C is the smallest studio and is the home to BBC Scotland's flagship news programme "Reporting Scotland". The studio has 1,938 sq ft of studio floor space. This studio is used for local news, politics and current affairs programming for BBC Scotland and is therefore not usually available for use by other productions.

The complex also houses facilities needed for television productions, such as 3 Star Dressing Rooms, 6 dressing Rooms, large green rooms, audience lounge, make up, wardrobe, production offices and full studio technical support services.[1][2][3]

The studio also houses 6 radio studios used for BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and other radio stations.

The building

The £72m project on the River Clyde in Glasgow was designed by David Chipperfield Architects but Keppie Architects took control in late 2004. It is home to the biggest TV recording space to be built in Scotland and has an area of 782 m2 (8,420 sq ft) with a new retractable bleacher seating for 320 audience members, although the studio can sit a maximum audience of 338 people.

Studio programming

Programming Studio Starring Station
A Question of Genius A Kirsty Wark BBC Two
An Là C Derek Murray BBC Alba
Ask Rhod Gilbert A Rhod Gilbert BBC One
Barail Bhoireannach B Cathy MacDonald STV
Break the Safe A Nick Knowles BBC One
Breakfast at the Commonwealth Games D (Pop-Up) Bill Turnbull, Naga Munchetty, Charlie Stayt & Louise Minchin BBC One/BBC News
Carrie and David's Popshop A Carrie Grant and David Grant CBeebies
Children in Need A Jackie Bird, Des Clarke & Nicky Campbell BBC One Scotland
Comic Relief Does Glee Club A Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes & Naomi Wilkinson BBC One/CBBC
Copycats B Sam Nixon & Mark Rhodes CBBC
Dè a-nis? B Sarah Cruickshank, Calum MacAulay & Eilidh MacLennan BBC Alba / BBC Two Scotland
Eggheads B Dermot Murnaghan & Jeremy Vine BBC Two
Hogmanay Live A Jackie Bird BBC One Scotland
Hole in the Wall A Anton du Beke (Host) and Joe Swash and Austin Healey Team Captains BBC One
In It to Win It A Dale Winton BBC One
Life of Riley A Caroline Quentin & Neil Dudgeon BBC One
Mrs. Brown's Boys A Brendan O'Carroll RTÉ One / BBC One
Newsnight Scotland C Gordon Brewer & Glenn Campbell BBC Two Scotland
Nina and the Neurons B Katrina Bryan CBeebies
Perfection B Nick Knowles BBC Two
Postcode Challenge B Carol Smillie (2007-2008), Angus Purden (2010-) STV
Pressure Pad A John Barrowman BBC One
Reporting Scotland C Jackie Bird & Sally Magnusson BBC One Scotland
Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind Up A Sam Nixon & Mark Rhodes CBBC
Secret Fortune A Nick Knowles BBC One
Sport Relief Does Glee Club A Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes & Naomi Wilkinson BBC One/CBBC
Sportscene B Jonathan Sutherland BBC One Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
Sportscene Results C David Currie BBC One Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
Sunday Politics Scotland C Isabel Fraser BBC One Scotland
The Culture Show B Lauren Laverne & Mark Kermode BBC Two
The Dog Ate My Homework A Iain Stirling CBBC
The Kids Are All Right A John Barrowman BBC One
The Old Guys A Jane Asher, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Clive Swift BBC One
The One Show Specials Outside Alex Jones & Matt Baker BBC One
The Review Show C Kirsty Wark BBC Two
The Weakest Link A Anne Robinson BBC One
This Time Tomorrow A Tess Daly BBC One
Tonight's The Night A John Barrowman BBC One
Win Your Wish List A Shane Richie BBC One
Who Dares Wins A Nick Knowles BBC One


Coordinates: 55°51′29″N 4°17′27″W / 55.858025°N 4.290924°W / 55.858025; -4.290924

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