What is with this whole deranged outcry over the sale of BBC Television Centre? Sure, a lot of historical things have happened in TVC, but then lots of historical things have happened in Belgium and nobody is suggesting we save that.
It's a bloody awful building. It's a dank, airless, soulless, confusing, labyrithine, bureaucratic monstrosity. Not for nothing was it Terry Gilliam's model for the Ministry of Information in his epic Brazil (see below). It's brilliant that they are finally shipping the appalling wreck on, and the sooner they light a fire under it and raze it to the ground, the better.
This is really weird. It's footage from the 1950s showing the construction of TVC "... it was considered that the staff might like to see a selection of the material which is being retained for record purposes." What's with the Dr Who soundtrack?
Taking a slash
4 days ago