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Hatton Cross2,947 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
My deepest sympathies to the sound mixer if they are.

Having queued up there for two different shows in my time, it has all the acoustic dampening qualities of a echo chamber.

Better use would be to use HQ3 as base camp, and the very short walk into the foyer for inserts.

Plus, if they are using the foyer as main presentation point they'll have to shoot towards the studio wall/cafe, because pointing through the glass and out into the plaza will be alright, until the local Salford 'wildlife' find out, and head down to get on television.
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
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noggin13,794 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Wouldn't be unusual, during the Nicky Campbell era it came from the production office rather than a studio.


Wasn't the 'production office' basically a studio set though?


For the bulk of that era in White City, and for a shorter period the Media Centre - no - it was the office - and live.

There was one series where a space in The Media Centre was converted into a kind of studio, which was the first series after Anne Robinson's return, and that was pre-recorded. It then returned to a real studio (first at TV Centre, then The Hospital), presented live by Anne Robinson.
Jon7,305 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I think Watchdog isn't going to be any good until they get Anne Robinson back which is more of a big if. I think the Nicky Campbell era also seems to be remembered fondly and as it's based at Media City with Five Live I wonder why they haven't got him back.
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james-20013,595 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
There was one series where a space in The Media Centre was converted into a kind of studio, which was the first series after Anne Robinson's return


That was the one where on the first episode they put the film effect on the whole thing, even the studio portions, for god knows what reason. But then we're into the era where they're putting it on the Antiques Roadshow too, so these decisions make no sense anyway.