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Nottingham element: Carlton Studios

From 1983 until 2005, the site that is now the University of Nottingham's Kings Meadow Campus in Lenton Lane, was an ITV studio complex called East Midlands Television Centre and later Carlton Studios.

Game shows became the 'bread and butter' of the Nottingham studios and celebrities made their way in chauffeured limos to host favourites like 'The Price is Right', 'Supermarket Sweep', 'Blockbusters', and the cult classic 'Bullseye'.

From late night to prime time, programmes were made at a relentless rate and many of the cast and crew working in Nottingham were working on sitcoms and drama.

Classics included favourites like 'Boon' with Michael Elphick and the 'Upper Hand' starring Honor Blackman.

Another success story was 'Auf Weidersehen Pet', a drama based on hard up builders from Tyneside heading to Germany in search of work.

It proved to be a massive hit with the ITV audience who didn't know that Nottinghamshire often doubled for Newcastle and Dusseldorf.

The studios were closed in 2004.

Scientific element: Carbon

Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen.

The three forms of carbon found freely in nature are the amorphous, graphite, and diamond, and each form has vastly different properties.

Graphite is one of the softest known materials, while diamond is the hardest known material.

Carbon is found in all living things. It is also found in fossilised remains in the form of hydrocarbons (natural gas, crude oil, oil shales, coal etc) and carbonates (chalk, limestone, dolomite etc).

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