Not content with just being the UK’s premiere studio destination for international features, Pinewood TV has also made a strong start to 2012, welcoming back four shows, recording new series for 2012. Got To Dance 3 (Sky1HD) and New Tricks (BBC1) are currently based at Pinewood. The Magicians 2 (BBC1 HD) and the cult classic, Red Dwarf 10 (Dave) are based at Shepperton.
Got To Dance and The Magicians continue the recent trend at Pinewood for large Light Entertainment shows making use of the Group’s film stages to create some amazing sets – and with Got To Dance, hosting an audience of 1200. The productions have again taken accommodation and location space, enabling them to have a secure yet flexible set up to record. Both shows are being broadcast live, Got To Dance taking advantage of Pinewood’s direct HD lines straight to BT Tower.
Paul Darbyshire, Managing Director of Pinewood TV commented: “We’re really pleased to consistently be involved with some of the biggest TV productions in the UK and we’ve started this year strongly. What’s really pleasing however is the fact that all of these productions have chosen the Pinewood Group for repeat business. It shows great confidence in Pinewood TV’s facilities and dedicated, expert team. We can tailor solutions to meet every production’s needs and we hope to continue this early success throughout 2012 as we constantly develop and improve our offering.”
The Magicians, produced by Shine TV returned to Pinewood Studios Group this month, broadcasting live on J Stage at Shepperton Studios. BBC1 aired the new series live, the first time it has transmitted magic as it happens in more than 30 years.
The third series of Got To Dance is back; bigger and better than ever. The new series exploded onto our screens on Sky1HD from January 1st and the live semi-final shows from Pinewood’s R Stage start from Sunday 29th January. Got To Dance airs at 6pm on Sundays.
BBC One drama New Tricks has been commissioned for a further two series, to air in 2012 and 2013. Starring Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Alun Armstrong and James Bolam, New Tricks follows an unconventional bunch of ex-coppers brought out of retirement to work on unsolved and open cases. Series 9 and Series 10 will each comprise of 10 new episodes.