Summer 2016 was an opportunity to celebrate one of London's least loved buildings, which sits ironically next to one of the capitals most loved! BBC Television Centre was officially opened in 1960 and has become well known to television audiences around the world. However, the East Tower, on the southern perimeter of the site has long been neglected, overlooked and unwanted. It performed vital service functions for its grander neighbour in its heyday, and in its last few years was the home to Children's BBC. The tower block, designed by site architect Arthur Hayes may now not appear distinguished, but it certainly has a fascinating past. Arthur Hayes and Children's BBC producer Emma Cashmore explain what the building means to them.
Producer/Presenter, John Escolme.
Series Editor, Elaine Lewis.
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