LWT Video Clips

The construction of LWT's South Bank TV Studio Centre

Video is © LWT/Granada Media/ITV Plc.

This in-house LWT documentary was made in the early 1970s, and charts the building of London Weekend Television's landmark studio centre on the South Bank of the River Thames.

There's also footage of the official opening of the studios. Known for many years as 'Kent House', the studio centre at Upper Ground was the most modern in Europe when it first opened.

LWT was extremely proud of it, using it as part of the station's on-screen identity, as a backdrop for continuity announcers and on presentation graphics, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The studio centre is still going and is now the headquarters of the entire ITV network. Watch Part Two.