The Wimbledon office block was used in the filming of the award winning sitcom
By Heather McKay
Wimbledon’s Tuition House will hit the small screen after serving as a set location for the new series of Channel 4’s award winning sitcom The IT crowd.
Production company Talkback Thames filmed the scene outside the St George’s Road office complex on Thursday 11 March.
Actor Chris O’Dowd, who plays Irish IT technician Roy, performed on a window cleaning platform rigged up to the side of the building.
The story builds as the socially inept Roy finds himself alone in a nightclub.
With the roof being his only means to exit, he accosts a window cleaner to lower him to ground level, with laughs all the way.
Location manager Jim Chambers, who has also worked on ITV’s The Bill, was confident that the new episodes would be a success.
“This series has a really good, strong script,” he said.
Mr Chambers added that it was not the first time Tuition House had been used as a screen backdrop and that it was a ‘film friendly’ place.
He said: “It has a great rooftop and great views. There’s a 360 degree panoramic view.”
In 2008 the IT Crowd won an International Emmy and in 2009 it was awarded a BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy.
The new series of The IT Crowd will be shown on Channel 4 in autumn 2010.