Record breaking audiences at Elstree Studios

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1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Huge audiences have broken records at Elstree Studios.

EastEnders secures its future in Borehamwood

Borehamwood Times: Albert Square will be staying in Borehamwood as the BBC unveils plans to rebuild its EastEnders set

4:23pm Friday 20th June 2014

Plans to give Walford a major facelift have been given the go-ahead, securing soap opera EastEnders' future in Borehamwood.

Chinese film star visits Elstree Studios

Borehamwood Times: The group, led by Chinese film star Qin Hai Lu was given a tour of the Studios by managing director Roger Morris.

9:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Chinese film and TV professionals have visited Elstree Studios to see film and television in production side-by-side in a UK studio.

Centenary filmmaking exhibition opens in community museum

Borehamwood Times: An exhibition to celebrate 100 years of filmmaking will be opened today at the Community Museum.

11:06am Tuesday 17th June 2014

An exhibition to celebrate 100 years of filmmaking will be opened today.

Big Brother 2014 launch - meet the housemates

Borehamwood Times: Big Brother is being filmed at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood

11:45am Friday 6th June 2014

Borehamwood has some new residents following the launch of Big Brother 2014.

New Big Brother house images released

Borehamwood Times: The new futuristic look in the Big Brother house has technology at its heart.

11:20am Monday 2nd June 2014

Images of the new Big Brother house have been released ahead of its return to television screens on Thursday.

Obituary: Peter Wilkinson

Borehamwood Times: Obituary: Peter Wilkinson

1:20pm Monday 26th May 2014

Scenic painter Peter Wilkinson, 61, died this month after a short illness.

Elstree Studio Productions to bring new comic book hero to our screens

4:50pm Monday 12th May 2014

The studios that brought us Luke Skywalker may soon give the UK with its newest celluloid superhero – Bananaman.

Filmmaking documentary trailer released

Borehamwood Times: Actor Barbara Windsor co-narrates the documentary From Borehamwood to Hollywood: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree with Elstree film historian Paul Welsh

1:04pm Monday 12th May 2014

The trailer for a new documentary that will tell the story of 100 years of filmmaking in Elstree and Borehamwood has been released this week.

Elstree Studios going from strength to strength

Borehamwood Times: Dancing on Ice is just one of the television shows filmed at the Elstree Studios.

7:10am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Elstree Studios is going from strength to strength one year after the BBC moved part of its television centre production to the complex, its managing director claims.

The day Peter Cushing offered to lie down in front of the bulldozers

Borehamwood Times: Multi-million pound deal to expand Elstree Studios

12:47pm Friday 21st March 2014

I was interviewed on BBC radio about Elstree studios' centenary celebrations and they asked me who of all the stars I have met was my favourite.

Studio staff remember former colleague

Borehamwood Times: Terry Smith with the van he helped to construct for Under the Skin

3:54pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Film fans enjoying the latest release starring Scarlett Johansson might not think twice about an anonymous white van that appears on screen. But for colleagues of Elstree Studios worker Terry Smith, it represents some of his last work before he was killed in a tragic accident.

Elstree Studios finds its Voice

Borehamwood Times: The Voice judges will.i.am, Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson will film the live finals at Elstree Studios

1:40pm Saturday 15th March 2014

Elstree Studios will become the new home of BBC One singing competition The Voice.

Celebrate the centenary in style

Borehamwood Times: Down memory lane: Alfred Hitchcock, Joyce Grenfell and the Dominion Monarch

2:02pm Friday 14th March 2014

We are celebrating a very special anniversary this year – 100 years of motion picture production in Borehamwood, or, as they would have spelt it back in 1914, Boreham Wood.

From TVs to tablets - the changing viewing habits of the younger generation

Borehamwood Times: The Tweenies are heading to Bradford this weekend

1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

It used to be Blue Peter, Bagpuss, Andy Pandy and Cracker Jack on small living room television sets watched by the whole family.

Device found at film studios was unexploded bomb

Borehamwood Times: Workers lift the fence surrounding the Mound

1:40pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

Experts have confirmed a device found at a film studios earlier this month was a real Second World War bomb and not a prop.

New EastEnders set could cost licence fee payer £15million

Borehamwood Times: Albert Square will be staying in Borehamwood as the BBC unveils plans to rebuild its EastEnders set

2:52pm Monday 17th February 2014

Licence fee payers could shell out £15million to pay for the new look EastEnders, documents have revealed.

Unexploded bomb could be prop from Monty Python film

Borehamwood Times: Workers lift the fence surrounding the Mound

6:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

An unexploded bomb discovered at a film studio could be a prop from a Monty Python film, a local historian has said.

'I thought they’d dig up a few skeletons but never a bomb'

Borehamwood Times: Workers lift the fence surrounding the Mound

6:22pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

Thunderous explosions and blinding lights are an everyday occurrence at the studios that spawned Star Wars and Empire of the Sun.

Unexploded bomb found at film studio

5:24pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A controlled explosion was carried out at a film studio when builders stumbled across an unexploded bomb.

Banners to celebrate 100 years of film

Borehamwood Times: Mark Keeble puts up the banners as Bob Redman, Paul Welsh and Kevin Mitchell look on

1:09pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Blue and red banners proclaiming the centenary of film in Borehamwood are now standing out proudly against the winter sky.

From Yewtree to Elstree

Borehamwood Times: Jim Davidson celebrates his victory

3:28pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Borehamwood erupted into a blaze of fireworks as hundreds crowded in the rain to watch the final of Celebrity Big Brother.

A good year for film and television in Hertsmere

Borehamwood Times: Councillor Morris Bright.

2:40pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

This year is going to be a great one for film and television in Borehamwood, the chairman of Elstree Studios has said.

Building boom at EastEnders

Borehamwood Times: Albert Square will be staying in Borehamwood as the BBC unveils plans to rebuild its EastEnders set

11:09am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Walford could experience a building boom as the BBC announces plans to expand the EastEnders set and secure the show’s future in Borehamwood.

Filming in Highways bill could be law by end of the month

Borehamwood Times: James Clappison

5:14pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A parliamentary bill that will make it easier to film in Hertfordshire could be law by the end of the month.

Final series of Dancing on Ice begins tonight

Borehamwood Times: The Dancing on Ice celebrities

2:00pm Sunday 5th January 2014

Celebrities are putting their skates on at Elstree Studios as the final series of Dancing on Ice slides onto our television screens tonight.

Celebrity Big Brother launches at Elstree Studios tonight

Borehamwood Times: Palatial makeover for Celebrity Big Brother set

3:17pm Friday 3rd January 2014

The tension is mounting outside Elstree Studios as eager crowds wait to discover the identity of the latest celebrities to enter the Big Brother house.

Rufus Hound wins Strictly Christmas Day special

Borehamwood Times: Rufus Hound wins Strictly Christmas Day special

4:00pm Friday 27th December 2013

Comedian Rufus Hound jived to Christmas songs to be crowned the King of the Ballroom at a special Strictly Come Dancing show.

Strictly Come Dancing final tonight

Borehamwood Times: Susanna Reid Credit BBC/ Ray Burmiston

2:00pm Saturday 21st December 2013

One celebrity will lift high the glitterball trophy tonight at Elstree Studios as the curtain falls on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing could stay at Elstree Studios

Borehamwood Times: Managing Director at Elstree Studios, Roger Morris

11:07am Friday 20th December 2013

Elstree Studios could become the permanent home of Strictly Come Dancing after the managing director vowed to do all he can to keep the hit BBC One show in Borehamwood.

Celebs celebrate as National Trust opens Big Brother house to the public

Borehamwood Times: Former housemates get cosy in the Big Brother house

12:31am Friday 27th September 2013

The red carpet was rolled out this evening as former housemates were welcomed back into the Big Brother house as part of a controversial project launched by the National Trust.

Could the next Star Wars film be shot at Elstree Studios?

10:47am Tuesday 14th May 2013

Instead of being filmed in a galaxy far far away, the next Star Wars movie could be shot at Elstree Studios.

Metro Goldwyn Mayors? Chain gang tours studios

Borehamwood Times: The group outside the studios

10:57am Tuesday 30th April 2013

A group of mayors got a glimpse of life on a film set when they were given an exclusive tour around Elstree Studios.

'He was larger than life and over the top - but that is what you need sometimes'

Borehamwood Times: Michael Winner did not believe in Elstree Studios - but still helped save it

4:28pm Monday 21st January 2013

Despite claiming Elstree Studios was a “series of tin sheds off the A1”, the late film producer Michael Winner still supported a campaign to save it from closure.

Former child-drug addict to hold film competition

Borehamwood Times: Jason Cook with his book, No Room for Jugglers in My Circus

12:42pm Monday 21st January 2013

A child drug addict who turned his life around by becoming a film producer is hoping his story will inspire others.

Top Gear-style charity rally to make pit-stop at Elstree Studios

Borehamwood Times: Look out for this bright orange car by Elstree Studios on Friday

3:10pm Tuesday 8th January 2013

Old bangers will be passing through Borehamwood this week to raise cash for a cancer charity.

Letter shows director Stanley Kubrick feared legal action over 2001: A Space Odyssey

Borehamwood Times: Stanley Kubrick

2:56pm Monday 7th January 2013

If the psychotic computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey had you rethinking your relationship with your pocket calculator, spare a thought for director Stanley Kubrick who feared the storyline would get him sued. 

Pamela Anderson spotted in Starbucks

Borehamwood Times: Pamela Anderson. Photo: ITV

9:21am Friday 4th January 2013

You would expect to see Hollywood stars strutting their stuff down Rodeo Drive or sunbathing on a beach on Los Angeles.

Multi-million pound deal to expand Elstree Studios

Borehamwood Times: Multi-million pound deal to expand Elstree Studios

10:02am Tuesday 20th November 2012

Multi-million pound plans to expand Elstree Studios and provide an economic boost in Hertsmere have taken a major step forward.

Panels highlighting film history unveiled

Borehamwood Times: The panels

9:13am Monday 19th November 2012

Panels highlighting the film history in the borough were unveiled on Friday.

Comedy scriptwriters recall studio's heyday

Borehamwood Times: Ray, left, and Alan

8:30am Thursday 4th October 2012

Elstree Studios has produced some of the industry’s most famous films and television series since it opened in 1914. Borehamwood Times reporter Anna Slater dropped in to meet two of its most acclaimed writers.

Film's 40th prompts search for cast and crew

Borehamwood Times: The Go Between is celebrating its 40th anniversary next month.

9:10am Wednesday 28th September 2011

CAST and crew of 1971 film The Go Between are being sought for the 40th anniversary release celebrations in aid of charity.

Film tribute captures commuters' gaze

Borehamwood Times: Workers position one of the figures on the steel mural outside Elstree and Borehamwood Station this morning.

3:50pm Tuesday 27th September 2011

A STEEL-mounted mural outside Elstree and Borehamwood Station is capturing the attention of commuters this week as works near completion.

Harry Potter hound needs a home

Borehamwood Times: Berry, who starred in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is looking for a new home.

4:30pm Monday 26th September 2011

A CELEBRITY German Shepherd, who starred in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is looking for a new home after his Elstree owner put him up for adoption.






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