As a successful event crew, Gallowglass has had some fantastic opportunities and worked in a wide variety of different venues across the country. The ‘Meet the Team’ series we do here on our blog is to showcase these incredible venues, give a little history on them and the work we have carried out there.
For March, we had a look at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London. We will explore its fascinating history and also delve into some of the exciting work we have done there.
A Brief History
Back in 1933, what was once an ironworks on Crisp Road in Hammersmith was transformed into a film studio. It went on to produce classic films such as The Seventh Veil (1945) with James Mason, Father Brown (1954) with Alec Guinness and The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950).
BBC Television Took Over
Then, in 1954, BBC Television acquired the studio, and it became home to some of their most famous and iconic programmes, including Doctor Who (1964 to 1968), Quatermass and the Pit (1958 to 1959) and Hancock's Half Hour (1957 to 1960).