The T-Bag series was filmed at what used to be the Thames studios
at Teddington Lock, just down the road from Kingston Upon Thames.
studios themselves have been used to film many productions since
the collapse of Thames, including the infamous Pop Idol, reality
TV style sitcom The Office, BBC's morning discussion show Kilroy,
Men Behaving Badly, and weekend morning Kid's show Diggit.
are some photos that I took a few years back to show you the outside
of the studios and the location where the filming took place.
Studios main entrance - taken in Broom Rd.
Studios from the other side of the Thames. The buildings you
can see are Haymarket publishing, which is sort of bolted
on at the back of the studio complex. They produce various
magazines such as Gardener's World, etc.
Practically the same photo, even though I walked a good distance down the lane towards Kingston since the photo above - this is a seriously large building!
photo shows the surroundings of the studios. It is facing
the bridge crossing the Thames with the studios behind me
and to my right. The area is lovely - relatively quiet considering
that we are still in the London area (albeit a fairly long
way from the centre!). Bits of The Bill were also filmed in
this area - one episode featured the Bentall Centre in Kingston
just down the river.
is a photograph of the studios from the air. Broom Road is
to the south and the Thames to the North.
majority of the T-Bag series was filmed in Studio 3. This is Teddington's
smallest studio, but it has been home to some of Thames's biggest
childrens' shows, such as "Rainbow" and "Magpie".
To get an idea of just how small the studio was, click
here for a floorplan.
have also discovered this wonderful behind the scenes clip from
"Magpie" on television cameras, where they pan around
the entire studio multiple times. You can see just how tiny it is
- amazing when you consider that this very smae space was tranformed
into Hickory's town, Major Happy's town, Captain Cockle's village,
various forests, castles, etc.