The BBC could move its EastEnders set to Pinewood and sell its Elstree facility as part of its cost-cutting measures. Sunday Telegraph


The medical drama Holby City, also filmed at Elstree, may have to share a set with another series, Casualty, possibly in Cardiff. Casualty is filmed in Bristol.

The move to relocate EastEnders has been prompted by the introduction of ‘high definition’ television, says the BBC. The Victorian terraces of Albert Square will no longer look convincing, it says, in the new, sharper format.

The move from Elstree could be paid for by selling the lot to developers.