BBC Television Centre Memorabilia Sale Raises Thousands

The "flesh tone" test card sold for £1,250
The “flesh tone” test card sold for £1,250

The final wave of BBC memorabilia from Television Centre has been sold off at auction, raising thousands of pounds.

Studio signs and backdrops were included in the auction, alongside large items such as industrial washing machines and a cherry-picker lorry.

Television Centre was built in 1960. The BBC sold it to developers in 2012 and moved operations to other buildings.

Among the lots sold were a vintage microphone and a test card.

Items from Studio 8 – which housed classic shows such as Fawlty Towers and Monty Python’s Flying Circus – attracted a number of bids, with one clock fetching £780, and the “Studio 8” sign going for £478.

A collection of black-and-white portraits taken by David Bailey of stars including Michael Caine and Mick Jagger ended with bidding reaching £1,264.

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