1 Deer Park Road|
London SW19 3TL
England, United Kingdom
|Coordinates||51°24′37″N 0°11′11″W / 51.4104°N 0.1865°WCoordinates: 51°24′37″N 0°11′11″W / 51.4104°N 0.1865°W|
|Owner||Panther Securities Plc|
Wimbledon Studios was established as the Merton Studios. The studios were previously a wine-distribution warehouse, which was acquired by Thames Television as a replacement for their Barlby Road base in North Kensington in the early 1990s.
The studios were also used for the Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs, which was produced by Thames and had moved from a site in Hayes. An exterior street set was built for the programme, which has also since been used by other productions and is available for hire.
After the cancellation of The Bill by ITV, Talkback Thames's owners, FremantleMedia, sold the studios. Panther Securities Plc purchased the site for £4.75 million in September 2010 and set up Wimbledon Film & Television Studios in October 2010, to provide a new production facility to the film and television industry.
The facility has three studios: two large studios of approximately 8,000 square feet (740 m2) and one 5,000-square-foot studio.
- Studio 1 (7,186 sq ft / 667 sq m)
- Studio 2 (8006 sq ft / 743 sq m)
- Studio 3 (4780.51 sq ft / 443.75 sq m)
- Street set (Cheryl Cole's Under the Sun music video; Derren Brown: Apocalypse trailer)
- The Common Inn pub set (Dizzee Rascal - Bassline Junkie, David Brent - Equality Street)
- The Iron Lady (feature film)
- Tipping Point (ITV1)
- Episodes (Series 2 & 3; BBC2)
- Spy (Series 1 & 2; Sky1)
- I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here (ITV1)
- An Adventure in Space and Time (Doctor Who special; BBC)
- Silk (BBC1)
- Big School (BBC1)
- David Brent - Equality Street for Comic Relief (BBC1)
- Gangsta Granny (BBC1)
- Only Fools & Horses Sports Relief 2014 Special (BBC1)
- Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
- Misfits (E4)
- Russell Howard's Good News Sketches (BBC3)
- Murder in Successville (BBC3)
- This Is Jinsy (Series 2)
- Bad Education (Series 2; BBC3)
- Tipping Point (ITV1)
- The Angel (Sky1)
- World Series of Dating (BBC3)
- Nixon's the One (Sky Arts)
- Starlings (Sky1)
- Anna and Katy (Channel 4)
- Roger & Val Have Just Got In (BBC2)
- Watson & Oliver (BBC3)
- Cardinal Burns (E4)
- Pride (feature film)
- Junk (BBC)
- Spanier, Gideon (9 June 2011). "Lights, Camera Action in SW19". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "History of Television Studios in London". Tvstudiohistory.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- Clarence-Smith, Louisa (6 August 2014). "Wimbledon Studios goes into administration". Wimbledon Guardian. Retrieved 17 August 2014. In August 2015, it was announced that Wimbledon Studios is reopen for business after a site wide upgrade to facilities and production accommodation by its new operators.
- Wimbledon Film & Television Studios at the Internet Movie Database
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