It was lights, campus, action for the BBC's new drama village last night as the Birmingham Universitybased facility was officially opened by the corporation's creative director Alan Yentob.
Following the closure of Pebble Mill, the television drama village, at Selly Oak, is the new home to the daytime soap Doctors, Dalziel & Pascoe, The Afternoon Play and the new drama shorts series Brief Encounters.
More than 100 staff and artists are now based at the village.
The drama village development emphasises the BBC's commitment to invest in production talent and local and national programme making in Birmingham.
Mr Yentob said: "The television drama village represents a new and exciting venture for the BBC, working in partnership with the University of Birmingham.
"The Selly Oak campus has a fantastic range of locations and the university will benefit from our presence by their students having access to hands- on media production.
"The BBC is completely committed to regional production and we're genuinely excited about the future of drama in the city."
The university's pro vice chancellor Professor Michael Sterling, said there was "clear creative potential" for the university to feed directly into academic programme and broadcast content as well as get involved in training.
"This means it's a wonderful addition to Birmingham and the region's talent base as a whole. We're all looking forward to a productive and rewarding relationship."