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Historically, the name "Elstree Studios" refers to any of several film studios that were based in the towns of Borehamwood and Elstree in Hertfordshire, England. A film studio is a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... , Borehamwood (sometimes referred to as Boreham Wood) is a town in southern Hertfordshire, just north of London. ... Elstree is a small village in Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire on the A5, north of London. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Despite being called “Elstree Studios” only one studio was actually located in Elstree itself, the remainder being in Borehamwood. There are a number of reasons for this:


When the studios were being established, Elstree was significantly larger than Borehamwood. It must therefore have seemed sensible for anything that needed the name of the town in its name to be named after Elstree rather than Borehamwood. Nowadays, Borehamwood is the larger, but the old names have stuck. The fact that the parish that contains the town is also called "Elstree" may have had some influence on the choice of name. A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


When the studios were at their most prolific, the local railway station was called just "Elstree". (Nowadays, it is called "Elstree and Borehamwood".) Furthermore, the local telephone exchange was also called just "Elstree". Before the advent of subscriber trunk dialling, a person wanting to make a call to a studio would ask the operator for, for example, "Elstree 1234". It would therefore be natural for anyone visiting the town to make a film to think that the whole town was called Elstree. Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... For other uses, see Switch (disambiguation). ... Subscriber trunk dialling (STD) (also known as subscriber toll dialling) is a term for the UK telephone system allowing subscribers to dial trunk calls without operator assistance. ... A telephone operator at work on a private switchboard A telephone operator is either a person who provides assistance to a telephone caller, usually in the placing of operator assisted telephone calls such as calls from a pay phone, collect calls (called reversed-charge calls in the UK), calls which...

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History

Clarenden Road Studios, Borehamwood

The Neptune Film Company opened the first studios in Borehamwood in 1914. It contained just a single small windowless stage (the first “dark stage” in England), relying entirely on electricity from a gas powered generator for lighting.


Production ceased in 1917 and the studio was sold to the Ideal Film Company who used the site up until 1924.


In 1928 the studio was sold to Ludwig Blattner who connected it to the electricity mains and introduced a German system of sound recording.


The Blattner Studio was leased to Joe Rock Productions in 1934 and 2 years later they purchased the site. Rock Productions built 4 new large stages and began making films including the 1937 feature The Edge Of The World. Joe Rock was an American movie producer best remembered today for producing a series of short comedies starring Stan Laurel in the 1920s. ... MacGinnis, Chrystall and Berry in The Edge of the World. ...


The studios were owned by British National Films Ltd between 1939 and 1948, although during this period a large portion of the studio was taken over by the Government for war work.


In 1953 the studios were leased to Douglas Fairbanks Junior, mainly for television production (including the Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents series and Alfred Hitchcock Presents) but were sold to Lew Grade’s Associated Television in 1962. Most of ATV's larger productions came from this site, although after contract negotiations in 1968 more programmes came from their new studios in Birmingham, notably Crossroads, Bullseye, Tiswas and a few other small-scale programmes. Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Lew Grade, Baron Grade (birth name Louis Winogradsky) (December 25, 1906 - December 13, 1998) was an influential showbusiness impresario and television company executive in the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alpha Tower now looks very outdated as it is surrounded by new developments in the redevelopment of Birmingham, UK. A prime example of architecture from the 1960s and 1970s which is now being widely disputed by the public and experts. ... Crossroads is a British television soap opera set in a motel near Birmingham, England. ... Look up bullseye in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tiswas was an anarchic Saturday morning childrens British TV show which ran from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982. ...


Sale to the BBC

When ATV was restructured as Central Independent Television in 1982, one of the conditions of their licence renewal by the IBA was that ATV should leave London behind completely and become more focused on the Midlands, the part of the United Kingdom that they broadcast ITV programmes to. They remained in operation by Central up until 1984, when their new main production centre in Nottingham was completed. When the BBC bought the site in 1984 in order to produce EastEnders, they did not buy the equipment within the building, just the building and site. As the equipment was getting rather old (the cameras for example, EMI 2001s, were made in early 1969), Central did not bother taking it up to their Nottingham base, so studio technicians were instructed to literally smash the old equipment up, complete with cricket bats, pickaxes etc! When the BBC moved in, they repaired the less-damaged equipment, sometimes using spare parts from the same pieces of equipment that the BBC owned. The more damaged equipment had working parts removed and kept by the BBC as spares. The rest was simply thrown away. The EMI 2001s used in studios 3 and 4 at BBC Television Centre, Shepherd's Bush were moved into the newly-renamed "BBC Elstree Centre", along with ATV's/Central's old EMI 2001s that were repairable. As stated above, any working part from the more damaged EMI 2001s were kept as spares. Meanwhile, the BBC replaced the BBC Television Centre studio 3 and 4 cameras with Link 125s. Only studio TC1 kept the EMI 2001s up until 1989, as their picture quality was generally considered by the BBC to be superior to pictures produced by other brands of camera. Elstree's first new cameras were to be Thomson TTV-1531s, one of the last plumbicon tubed cameras to be made - being replaced in the mid 1990s with Thomson TTV-1542 and TTV-1647 lightweight cameras using, the then, new camera technology of CCDs. Widescreen was introduced in 1999 using Philips/Thomson LDK 100s. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... IBA or Iba may mean: Important Bird Area or IBA Independent Broadcasting Authority Indole-3-butyric acid - auxin, a plant Rooting hormone InfiniBand Architecture Institute of Business Administration Interceptor Body Armor International Bank of Asia International Bodyboarding Association International Boxing Association International Bryozoology Association International Business Alliance Ion beam analysis... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Albert Square in the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... BBC Television Centre (sometimes abbreviated TVC or TC) in London is home to much of the BBCs television output and, since 1998, almost all of the corporations national TV and radio news output by BBC News. ... Shepherds Bush is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... BBC Television Centre (sometimes abbreviated TVC or TC) in London is home to much of the BBCs television output and, since 1998, almost all of the corporations national TV and radio news output by BBC News. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the media and entertainment company. ... In older video cameras, before the 1990s, a video camera tube or pickup tube was used instead of a charge-coupled device (CCD). ... A specially developed CCD used for ultraviolet imaging in a wire bonded package. ...

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As stated above, the studios were bought by the BBC in 1984 to become the home of EastEnders, but many other programmes have been made there - Top of the Pops, 'Allo 'Allo!, You Rang, M'Lord?, Grange Hill, Hangar 17 and Holby City - amongst others past and present. Image File history File links Portal. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Albert Square in the 1980s. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Allo Allo! was a long-running British sitcom broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. ... You Rang MLord? was a British television series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, broadcast between 1990 and 1993 on the BBC (although there had earlier been a pilot episode in 1988). ... Grange Hill is a British childrens television drama series which is shown on BBC1. ... Hangar 17 is considered a remake of Crackerjack for the early 1990s. ... Holby City is a medical drama television serial, formerly a drama series, broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. ...


As part of cost-cutting measures, it is believed that the BBC will try to sell the Elstree site. This rumour coincides with the news story[1] that EastEnders will move to Pinewood Studios, as its backlot containing the Albert Square exterior needs to be reconstructed to bring it up to HD production standards. Albert Square in the 1980s. ... The gatehouse at Pinewood Studios Pinewood Studios is a major British film studio situated in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. ... A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio with permanent exterior sets for outdoor scenes in motion picture and/or television productions. ... Albert Square is the fictional location of the British soap opera Eastenders. ...


Elstree Studios, Borehamwood

British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927. Madame de Pompadour, portrait by François Boucher circa 1750 Madame de Pompadour (December 29, 1721 – April 15, 1764) was a well known courtesan and the famous mistress of King Louis XV of France. ...


British International Pictures Ltd (BIP) took over the studios in 1927 and the second stage was ready for production in 1928. In 1929 Blackmail, the first British talkie, was produced at the studios. With the death of silent films came the construction of 6 new sound stages on the site and three of these were sold on to the British and Dominions Film Corporation (see below) with BIP retaining the remaining stages. Blackmail (1929) was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Anny Ondra, John Longden, and Cyril Ritchard, and based on the play Blackmail by Charles Bennett. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ...


BIP were absorbed into the Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC) in the early 1930s. Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC), originally British International Pictures (BIP), was a British film production company active from 1927 until 1970. ...


During WWII the studios were used by the War Office for storage.


In 1946 Warner Brothers acquired a substantial interest in ABPC, appointed a new board and decided to rebuild the stages. The rebuild was completed in 1948 and work began on Man On The Run followed by The Hasty Heart starring Richard Todd and Ronald Reagan. Warner Bros. ... The Hasty Heart is a 1949 melodramatic film which tells the story of a group of wounded Allied soldiers during World War II who rally around a surly, unappreciative Scotsman when they find out he is dying. ... For Richard Todd the football player, see Richard Todd (football player) Richard Todd (born June 11, 1919) is a British actor. ... Reagan redirects here. ...


In 1968 Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI) bought control of ABPC and the studios were renamed EMI Studios. For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


In 1979 Thorn Electrical Industries merged with EMI and the studios were renamed Thorn-EMI Studios. However, the studios did not fit in with the parent company’s operations and in 1985 they were put up for sale. A management team beat off all other prospective buyers with the help of Alan Bond but the team had difficulty raising their share of the purchase price and Bond took over. Soon afterwards he sold the studios to the Herron-Cannon Group. THORN Electrical Industries Ltd. ... Alan Bond (born April 22, 1938) is an Australian businessman famous for high-profile business ventures, Alan Bond opened the way for a new style of entrepreneur internationally; building up companies and turning them into the most successful entities in the world with enthusiasm and innovation. ... Golan-Globus produced a distinctive line of low-budget films from 1979 to 1989. ...


Despite the turmoil of this period, the studios produced some of their most well know films including the first three Star Wars films, and the Indiana Jones trilogy. At one time during the 1980s, six of the top ten box office hits of all time had been produced at the studios. This article is about the series. ... This article is about the fictional character. ...


In 1988, Cannon sold the studios to the leisure and property company Brent Walker plc and much of the backlot was sold off and a Tesco superstore was built. A "Save Our Studios" campaign was launched in the 1988 by local Town Councillor and studio historian Paul Welsh, with the support of many old stars and the general public. Hertsmere Borough Council stepped in and bought the remaining studio in February 1996 and appointed a management company, Elstree Film & Television Studios Ltd., to run the studios in 2000. The purchase ended an eight year struggle that was due to have culminated in High Court action. Brent Walker’s offer to sell the site to the Council, for an undisclosed sum (but no more than its worth as a film studio), represented a victory for the Local Authority in upholding the planning agreements that protected the studios. A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio with permanent exterior sets for outdoor scenes in motion picture and/or television productions. ... , For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... Hertsmere is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England. ... Her Majestys High Court of Justice (usually known more simply as the High Court) is, together with the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, part of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales (which under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, is to be known as the...


The studios are most commonly known for being the home of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and the current location of the Big Brother UK house (previously at Three Mills Studios in Bow, east London). The Big Brother House is actually built on top of the studios' old underwater stage where scenes of Moby-Dick and The Dam Busters were once filmed. Elstree Film & Television Studios Ltd's lease expired at the end of March 2007. For other uses, see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (disambiguation). ... Big Brother is a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. ... The Clock Mill at Three Mills in Bow Three Mills were working mills on the River Lee in the East End of London, one of London’s oldest still-surviving industrial centres, the largest and most powerful of the four remaining tidal mills in Britain, and is possibly the largest... Bow is an area of East London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. ... The term The Dam Busters, when used by itself, can refer to: Operation Chastise, 617 Squadrons attack on German dams in World War II The 1951 book, The Dam Busters (book) by Paul Brickhill. ...


Elstree Studios are operated by Elstree Film Studios Ltd, a company controlled by Hertsmere Borough Council. Feature film production continues alongside television production, commercials and pop promos; recent productions include 44" Chest, Bright Star, 1408, Son of Rambow, Amazing Grace, The Other Boleyn Girl, Notes on A Scandal, Breaking and Entering, Flyboys, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith, Dancing on Ice, Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old and many more.


Station Road Studios, Borehamwood

A single large stage was built in Station Road in 1928 by Whitehall Films Ltd but the company was wound up in 1930. In 1935 Julius Hagan, the owner of Twickenham Studios, bought the site and formed a new company JH Studios. Twickenham Film Studios located in London, England, is used by many television and film companies. ...


Financial difficulties forced Hagan to sell the studios to MP Productions in 1937.


During WWII the studio was used by the government for storage.


In 1950 the site was bought by J. Arthur Rank who renamed it Gate Studios and made religious films. Gate Studios were located in the town of Elstree, UK. Opened in 1928, the studios were in use until the late 1940s. ...


Production ceased in 1957 and the site was sold to Andrew Harkness, a manufacturer of cinema screens. Harkness Screens moved out of the site in 2004 and the building was demolished.


British and Dominion Studios, Borehamwood

In 1930 British and Dominion bought three new sound stages from British International Pictures Ltd on the adjoining site before their construction was completed. Film production continued until 1936 when fire destroyed the 3 stages. British and Dominion made substantial investment in Pinewood Studios and moved production to Iver Heath, Bucks. The gatehouse at Pinewood Studios Pinewood Studios is a major British film studio situated in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. ...


The support buildings that remained after the fire were sold off to various companies including Frank Landsdown Ltd, who opened a film vault service. The music stage was bought by the Rank Organisation for the production of documentary films. It later became the headquarters of the film and sound-effect libraries.


Elstree Way Studios, Borehamwood

Amalgamated Studios Ltd constructed a large studio on the north side of Elstree Way between 1935 and 1937. The company was unable to meet the cost and sold out to Arthur Rank.


During WWII the studio was used by the government for storage.


In 1944 the studio was purchased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) although they did not take possession until 1947. After improvements the studio contained 7 stages totalling over 70,000 square feet (7,000 m²) of floor space. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


MGM continued production at the site up until 1970 when they moved to the EMI Studios on Shenley Road (see above). The site was demolished and redeveloped for industrial use and housing.


Danziger Studios, Elstree

The Danziger brothers built a studio to the west of Aldenham reservoir in 1956. It was used mainly for television production but proved unprofitable and closed in 1962. Aldenham is a village in Hertfordshire, England. ...


Millennium Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood

Established in 1993, the Millennium Studios on the south side of Elstree Way offer TV and film production space together with associated services.


Selected film and television shows made at Elstree Studios

Elstree Studios, Shenley Road

Film

Madame de Pompadour, portrait by François Boucher circa 1750 Madame de Pompadour (December 29, 1721 – April 15, 1764) was a well known courtesan and the famous mistress of King Louis XV of France. ... Blackmail (1929) was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Anny Ondra, John Longden, and Cyril Ritchard, and based on the play Blackmail by Charles Bennett. ... Goodbye, Mr. ... The Hasty Heart is a 1949 melodramatic film which tells the story of a group of wounded Allied soldiers during World War II who rally around a surly, unappreciative Scotsman when they find out he is dying. ... The Dam Busters is a 1954 British war film, set during the Second World War, and documenting the true story of the RAFs 617 Squadron, the development of the bouncing bomb, and Operation Chastise - the attack on the Ruhr dams in Germany. ... Moby Dick directed by John Huston, is a film made in 1956. ... Ice-Cold in Alex (1958) is a British film based upon the book of the same name by British author Christopher Landon, who also wrote the screenplay. ... “Lolita (film)” redirects here. ... 633 Squadron 633 Squadron is a World War II film directed by Walter Grauman and produced by Cecil F. Ford for United Artists in 1964 starring Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris and Harry Andrews. ... One Million Years B.C. is a 1966 (released in the U.S. in 1967) adventure film and fantasy film starring Raquel Welch set - loosely - in the time of cavemen. ... Up Pompeii! was a British television comedy series of the 1970s, starring Frankie Howerd. ... Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 feature film directed by Sidney Lumet and based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... For other uses of this term, see Shining. ... This article is about the film. ... The Dark Crystal is a 1982 fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life is a musical film comedy made in 1983 by the Monty Python comedy team. ... For the song by the Bee Gees, see Odessa (album). ... This article is about the film. ... Labyrinth is a 1986 fantasy film, directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas, and designed through the art of Brian Froud. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... Willow is a 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, based on a story by George Lucas. ... This article is about the film. ... Anna and Dan. ... The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy film based on the book of the same name by Douglas Adams. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... The Other Boleyn Girl is the 2008 film adaptation of the novel of the same title by British author Philippa Gregory and a remake of a BBC television film of the same name also based on Philippa Gregorys novel. ... Breaking and entering is defined as the crime of illegally entering a residence or other enclosed property using any amount of force (even pushing open an unlocked door). ...

Television

For other uses, see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (disambiguation). ... The Tweenies is a television programme aimed at children, broadcast on the BBC. The programme is set at a daycare centre, and the four Tweenies themselves are Milo and Jake (both boys) and Bella and Fizz (both girls), played by actors inside foam rubber suits in a style reminiscent of... Doodle Do is a British television programme designed for pre-school children. ... Shows Series Big Brother is a reality television series broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Channel 4 and E4. ... Department S was a British espionage/science fiction adventure series produced by ITC Entertainment. ... For information on Dancing on Ice in other countries, see Dancing on Ice around the world. ... Bad Girls is Bad Girls (film), a 1994 western film. ... The Saint was a long-running ITC mystery-cum-spy thriller, airing in Britain on ITV between 1962 and 1969. ... For other uses, see The Prisoner (disambiguation) and Prisoner. ... The Avengers is a British 1960s television series featuring secret agents in a fantasy 1960s Britain. ... The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss was a live-action/puppet television series based on characters created by Dr. Seuss, produced by Jim Henson Television, which aired for two seasons (1996–1998) on Nickelodeon. ...

Clarendon Road Studios

BBC Productions

Albert Square in the 1980s. ... Grange Hill is a British childrens television drama series which is shown on BBC One. ... Holby City is a medical drama television serial, formerly a drama series, broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. ... Casualty is a long-running BBC television drama serial, first broadcast in 1986 and transmitted on BBC One. ... This article is about the English city. ... Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk (born 19 May 1942) is a British politician and is well-known as the presenter of his former daytime television confessional talk show Kilroy. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... | show_name = the long leged cat | image = | caption = | format = Childrens; gameshow | camera = | picture_format = | audio_format = | runtime = 30 mins | creator = | developer = | executive_producer = | starring = Jake Humphrey | narrated = | opentheme = | endtheme = | country =  United Kingdom | language = English | network = BBC; CBBC Channel | first_aired = March 19, 2004 | last_aired = March 11, 2006 | num_episodes = | list_episodes = | website = [http://www. ...

Other Productions

MacGinnis, Chrystall and Berry in The Edge of the World. ... Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... The Golden Shot was a British television game show produced by ATV for ITV between 1967 and 1975, based on the German TV show Der goldene Schuss. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is a popular British comedy-drama series about a group of seven British migrant construction workers: Wayne, Dennis, Oz, Bomber, Barry, Neville and Moxey, who are living and working on a German building site. ... Family Fortunes is a long-running British game show, based on the American game show Family Feud. ... ATV can refer to: All-terrain vehicle, the a personal recreational vehicle normally consisting of a motorcycle-like engine, four balloon tires and a fiberglass body; a four-wheeler. ... This article is about the British city. ...

MGM Studios

  • Edward, My Son (1949)
  • Conspirator (1949)
  • Ivanhoe (1952, designer Alfred Junge's castle setting was to dominate the Borehamwood skyline for some years after)
  • Young Bess (1953)
  • The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Edward, My Son is a 1949 film which tells the story of a man who will commit any crime in order to make his son a success, even driving away his wife in the process. ... For other uses, see Ivanhoe (disambiguation). ... Young Bess is a 1953 film about the early career of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... Cinema poster for The Yellow Rolls Royce The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1964 MGM drama film. ...

British and Dominion Studios

The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ...

References

  1. ^ Sets too shabby for latest TVs force EastEnders out of town - Times Online

External links

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... screenonline is a website devoted to the history of British film and television, and to social history as revealed by film and television. ...

Sources

Castle, Stephen; Brooks, William (1988). The Book Of Elstree & Boreham Wood. Buckingham, England: Barracuda Books Ltd. ISBN 0860234061. 


Welsh, Paul (1996). Elstree Film & Television Festival Programme. Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.


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