Beeb moves to Wales production facility

Purpose-built drama center to house 'Doctor Who'

LONDON — The BBC has moved into its purpose-built drama production center in Cardiff, Wales.

The 170,000 sq.-ft. studios, called Roath Lock, will be home to hospital sudser “Casualty,” sci-fi adventure series “Doctor Who” and period drama skein “Upstairs Downstairs.”

The studio, paid for by the government of Wales and the city government, plus developer Igloo, was built as part of the BBC’s 2008 commitment to double TV network production in Wales.

The BBC plans to move half of network TV program spend outside London by 2016.

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