Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

On the road to…the BBC

Posted in Great Britain, Other general stuff about railways by Chairman Pip on 28 January 2012

Obviously this is nothing at all to do with football, or even sport, but me being me I thought it would be fun to include a little trip I took to Auntie Beeb to see a recording done of the latest of the BBC’s teatime quiz programmes, Pointless, presented by Alexander Armstrong.

Date: 27 January 2012
Stadium: BBC Television Centre
Capacity: Approx 300
Attendence: Approx 200
Away Section: Studio 8
Score: You’ll have to see the broadcast
Nearest station: White City or Wood Lane
Local rozzers: Metropolitan Police
Total Travel Cost: N/A (Zone 1-2 Travelcard)

Rail journeys:
District Line West Brompton to Notting Hill Gate (C69/77 Stock)
Central Line – Notting Hill Gate to White City (1992 Stock)
Central Line – White City to Tottenham Court Road (1992 Stock)
Northern Line – Tottenham Court Road to Charing Cross (1995 Stock)
22:02 – London Charing Cross to New Cross (Southeastern Class 465)

Station to Stadium: BBC Television Centre, as anyone who was an avid watcher of Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Saturday Superstore or Going Live will remember, is on Wood Lane, literally just down the road (and I do mean literally, as in a couple of hundred yards) from White City tube station. Of course, Wood Lane station is even closer, as it is almost right opposite. It’s just less convenient.

Anything else?: Returning to the football theme, Television Centre is just around the corner from Loftus Road, making White City the closest station to there as well.

White City tube station

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  1. Claire said, on 6 February 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Didn’t expect to see this included. ‘Away Section: Studio 8’ made me laugh but cool.

    I never knew there was a tube station that was closer than White City. I’m sometimes surprised to learn of the existence of some tube stations and, equally, I find myself amazed from time to time to discover certain areas not served by the tube.

  2. […] recall my trip to the BBC for a recording of Pointless, because Pointless is a favourite in my house, and thus we watch it every day, both on […]


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