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BBC Television Centre - Thora Hird 24 plaques at BBC Television Centre

Plaque: BBC Television Centre - Thora Hird

Inscription

Dame Thora Hird DBE, 1911 - 2003.
BBC and the Heritage Foundation

Site: 24 plaques at BBC Television Centre (24 memorials)

W12, Wood Lane, BBC Television Centre - Star Terrace

The plaque on the brick wall in the picture reads: The BBC Star Terrace, "Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love" Sylvie Dee.

Dee wrote the words to the Morecambe and Wise theme song. Eric and Ernie are two of the 24 names commemorated here on plaques installed by the Heritage Foundation in cooperation with the BBC.  The plaques, distributed randomly across this terrace, form part of the audience engagement while waiting to enter TV studios.  Originally a history trail was planned at BBC TV Centre featuring major talent both in front of and behind camera but this was not pursued once it was clear that TVC would close.  Each plaque carries an image of clapping hands -  a celebration of the links between audience and BBC talent.  As of 2012 the building is up for sale.

We are grateful to Alison Kelly at the BBC who give us access to photograph the plaques and provided the information above.

The question remains of what will happen to these plaques when the building is sold.  2012 and we learn the plans for the memorials from the Blue Peter Garden - Salford.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
BBC Television Centre - Thora Hird

Information Subjects commemorated

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Dame Thora Hird DBE

Actor.  Born Lancashire.  Played many comic roles.  Late in her life Alan Ben...

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BBC Television Centre - Thora Hird

Information Created by

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British Broadcasting Corporation

Also known as the BBC or more affectionately, the Beeb.  Founded as the Briti...

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Heritage Foundation

Originated in 1991 as the Dead Comics Society which started by erecting the P...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
BBC Television Centre - Thora Hird

Information Also at this site

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BBC Television Centre - Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe, 1915 - 1982. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Bill Owen

Bill Owen MBE, 1914 - 1999. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Derek Nimmo

Derek Nimmo, 1930 - 1999. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Dick Emery

Dick Emery, 1917 - 1983. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Doctor Who - Jon Pertwee

Doctor Who - Jon Pertwee, 1919 - 1996. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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