Derelict former dock side land at Roath Basin, near Cardiff, is likely to be the location of a new BBC “drama village” that will host future production of shows such as Doctor Who and its spinoffs.
A total of 170,000 sq ft of television studios will be available as well as provision for accommodation and offices in a joint project between the Welsh National Assembly and Igloo Regeneration. Director of BBC Cymru Wales, Menna Richards, said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the success of BBC Wales drama production and the wider creative industries in Wales.”
However despite the pro-Cymru bias of the BBC publicity department, this development will hammer the final nail into the coffin of drama output at BBC Bristol, which for 25 years has produced Casualty.
With the BBC committed to utilizing the strengths of regional talent, why are Cardiff and Manchester receiving so much more funding and attention than the rest of the UK?
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