We’re off to the Tower of London for this week’s podcast

This week we’re heading to the Tower of London to produce the Mobile Industry Review Show.

It will, I’ve just noticed, cost us about one and a half grand, plus VAT, to film there, so we shall be filming outside.  Very much *outside*.

But we’re off to the Tower.

Look out for lots of shots of ye olde lande-markes and I suspect, some Tower Bridge footage.   The 1,000 year old Tower should contrast nicely with all the technology we’re going to be playing with.

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21 Responses to We’re off to the Tower of London for this week’s podcast

  1. Kip Hakes August 21, 2008 at 5:02 am #

    Just a question.. aren't you required some sort of permit to film in London? I seem to recall them filming Top Gear in London and James May was stopped by the police 'Oh Crumbs – Its the Rozzers!', and they need to check their filming permit.

  2. Abul August 21, 2008 at 5:34 am #

    My part of town!

  3. bradjcouk August 21, 2008 at 5:52 am #

    Ditto, Few hundred meters away! The weather's been pretty crap recently Ewen. Might want to bring an umbrella…

  4. smstextnews August 21, 2008 at 5:53 am #

    For any sort of professional location shooting, you definitely, definitely
    need all sorts of permissions and permits. In our case, we need to ensure
    we are on public highway/property and not causing a nuisance or
    obstructions.

  5. Ricky Chotai August 21, 2008 at 6:21 am #

    you better not take james then, and remember if you carry more then one handset you are likely to be a terroist.

  6. juliancooling August 21, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    You may get some fantastic bridge lifts in – there are two ocean liners (one going and one coming) at the HMS Belfast at 2:20 and 4:45 (plus some tugs and barges).

    http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/TowerBridge/Engli

  7. Tim Powell August 21, 2008 at 7:29 am #

    Just a quick response to the above if I may…

    The reason we charge is that, as an independent charity that receives absolutely no Government or Crown funding, filming revenue is one of the ways in which we raise the money needed to look after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House on Whitehall.

    Tim Powell
    Press Officer
    Historic Royal Palaces

  8. smstextnews August 21, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    Tim, thanks for taking the time to post a response — I don't begrudge the
    Tower its filming revenue at all. Just a budgetary issue with us!

  9. Tim Powell August 21, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    If you still intend filming at the Tower tomorrow, please do call me and we can discuss the options and work out what will be best for your podcast. You can reach me on 0203 166 6305. Thanks.

  10. smstextnews August 21, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    I'll do that, Tim!

  11. Ben Smith August 22, 2008 at 3:51 am #

    Tim, Just to re-assure you – the MIR team will only ever film on private land with permission so we definitely wouldn't film without proper approval. Ben.

  12. Ricky August 22, 2008 at 1:16 pm #

    I'm in the States, so my thoughts don't really amount to much here, but I'm *super* impressed that Tim even bothered to respond, and moreso that he offered to work up a good solution. Great stuff, and excellent work, Tim.

  13. Cubanita September 3, 2008 at 11:14 am #

    hello i have just a question. I moste write about one week in London but i dont know what i can say about, because i never was in london and i cant english very good, so can you help me??

  14. smstextnews September 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    You could cut and paste some of the content from our post? 😉

    2008/9/3 Disqus <>

  15. Kip Hakes September 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    i cant english very good neither – help me!

  16. Cubanita September 3, 2008 at 5:14 pm #

    hello i have just a question. I moste write about one week in London but i dont know what i can say about, because i never was in london and i cant english very good, so can you help me??

  17. Ewan September 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm #

    You could cut and paste some of the content from our post? 😉

    2008/9/3 Disqus <>

  18. Kip Hakes September 3, 2008 at 10:03 pm #

    i cant english very good neither – help me!

  19. Sammy Dodds November 24, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

    Hey!

    sorry to intrude, but im a film student and im trying to find out if i need permission to film on tower bridge (well obviously i do!) and how to get it!?

    can anyone link me, or give me an email address i can contact for the information i need pleaaase?!

    Sammy

  20. Ewan November 27, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    Phone the number on the official website Sammy, they should be able to help

  21. Ewan November 27, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    Phone the number on the official website Sammy, they should be able to help

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