Demolition of Central and ATV television studios in Birmingham

For those of us who grew up in the 1970’s and 80’s many hours were spent watching television programmes that were made in the ATV and Central television studios on Broad Street in Birmingham.

Central stopped broadcasting from the site in 1997 when they moved to the current Gas Street studio.
From these buildings some of televisions finest, and not so classic programmes were made, Tiswas, Bullseye, Blockbusters, Supermarket Sweep and of course, Crossroads.

Central TV studios Broad Street Birmingham

Central TV studios Broad Street Birmingham-5×4 Kodak Ektar ©Edward Moss

Central TV studios Broad Street Birmingham

Demolition of the old Central TV studios, Broad Street Birmingham ©Edward Moss

1982 film of the changeover from ATV to a new era of Midlands broadcasting, Central television.

The area will now become part of the Arena Central development.