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JAS844,781 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
I believe there are:

10 x Celebrity Chase
10 x Tipping Point: Lucky Stars
5 x Celebrity Catchphrase

Still to air. Those are also shows that don’t really need the audience so could get back up and running relatively quickly if they need more. As is Millionaire which will have no episodes left once the upcoming stripped week is done.
Millionaire does need the audience, due to the Ask the Audience lifeline. Once that stripped week is done, the show is done until studio audiences can return.
dosxuk4,562 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I believe there are:

10 x Celebrity Chase
10 x Tipping Point: Lucky Stars
5 x Celebrity Catchphrase

Still to air. Those are also shows that don’t really need the audience so could get back up and running relatively quickly if they need more. As is Millionaire which will have no episodes left once the upcoming stripped week is done.
Millionaire does need the audience, due to the Ask the Audience lifeline. Once that stripped week is done, the show is done until studio audiences can return.


Have 100 randomly selected people watching from home over a live stream during recording to provide the answers then. Or do it family fortunes style and ask the questions before recording starts.
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Flux27 posts since 18 Apr 2020 new member
London London
I believe there are:

10 x Celebrity Chase
10 x Tipping Point: Lucky Stars
5 x Celebrity Catchphrase

Still to air. Those are also shows that don’t really need the audience so could get back up and running relatively quickly if they need more. As is Millionaire which will have no episodes left once the upcoming stripped week is done.
Millionaire does need the audience, due to the Ask the Audience lifeline. Once that stripped week is done, the show is done until studio audiences can return.


Have 100 randomly selected people watching from home over a live stream during recording to provide the answers then. Or do it family fortunes style and ask the questions before recording starts.


Or just change the lifeline like they've done in the US, or drop it and go back to three. There are so many options they could go for, I think it's a bit of an exaggeration to say Millionaire can't ever return without a studio audience.
dosxuk4,562 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Or just change the lifeline like they've done in the US, or drop it and go back to three. There are so many options they could go for, I think it's a bit of an exaggeration to say Millionaire can't ever return without a studio audience.


Exactly, the audience only feature in a very small part of the programme, and the rest of the show is perfectly suited to filming under social distancing rules.

If programmes don't adapt to this "new normal", then they're not going to be made for a very long time. Format adjustments are going to be easier than coming up with new concepts.
james-20016,373 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
The soaps are definitely still multi-camera. They have multiple studios each, so can be filming several scenes at once, plus those on the outside set.


I'm sure they do at least some single camera filming these days, there's some scenes I can't see how they could do multi-camera without walls, props, other cast members etc. getting in the way and cameras being in shot. But then there's lots of trickery they can do that hides that.

Single camera could help with at least some hiding of social distancting though, filming one actor from one angle with one camera, then another from another angle and mixing the two shots to make it look like they're in the same room even though they aren't.
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Score52 posts since 22 Dec 2019
Granada North West Today
I believe there are:

10 x Celebrity Chase
10 x Tipping Point: Lucky Stars
5 x Celebrity Catchphrase

Still to air. Those are also shows that don’t really need the audience so could get back up and running relatively quickly if they need more. As is Millionaire which will have no episodes left once the upcoming stripped week is done.
Millionaire does need the audience, due to the Ask the Audience lifeline. Once that stripped week is done, the show is done until studio audiences can return.


Have 100 randomly selected people watching from home over a live stream during recording to provide the answers then. Or do it family fortunes style and ask the questions before recording starts.


Exactly. There are loads of ways around it. The recent US reboot didn’t have an audience as it was recorded in March.

Also an addition to the list I posted yesterday, there’s also a 6 part series of 5 Gold Rings in the can.
simpfeld164 posts since 25 Jun 2003
With lots of shows featuring many Internet fed video contributions. Anything special being done for this? Or just racks of PCs being plugged HDMI into the desk (with maybe cropping to hide controls etc) running zoom, teams, skype etc? Or any special broadcaster software or devices being deployed? I.e do they give people special software before their appearances?

Just interested.
DJGM2,725 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
After a short cold open where he's seen prepping for last night's "A Late Show", Stephen Colbert's entire monologue was made entirely in cartoon animation format. The rest of the show was recorded at his home.

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"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" will hopefully return in some form, somewhere soon.
Unlikely to be on Roch Valley Radio though.

Stay tuned . . .
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Inspector Sands14,779 posts since 25 Aug 2004
With lots of shows featuring many Internet fed video contributions. Anything special being done for this? Or just racks of PCs being plugged HDMI into the desk (with maybe cropping to hide controls etc) running zoom, teams, skype etc? Or any special broadcaster software or devices being deployed? I.e do they give people special software before their appearances?

Just interested.

For single contributions it is as you say just PCs running TV the software, either one with an SDI output or one with a convertor that makes it SDI* You can't really go about sending special software to contributors, you just use what they have, whether that's Skype or Facetime or WhatsApp. Reporters will have special software like Luci Live


I'm pretty sure that in a lot of cases where there's real time interaction, for example Have I Got News For You the recording is taking place via a Zoom chat or similar, but what you're seeing is recorded locally. The quality isn't studio quality but it's much better than streaming Internet quality.


*TV companies never use HDMI except for either feeding a domestic monitor or where they are using a domestic device like a STB or DVD, they are converted to SDI
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Rkolsen3,299 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
With lots of shows featuring many Internet fed video contributions. Anything special being done for this? Or just racks of PCs being plugged HDMI into the desk (with maybe cropping to hide controls etc) running zoom, teams, skype etc? Or any special broadcaster software or devices being deployed? I.e do they give people special software before their appearances?

Just interested.

For single contributions it is as you say just PCs running TV the software, either one with an SDI output or one with a convertor that makes it SDI* You can't really go about sending special software to contributors, you just use what they have, whether that's Skype or Facetime or WhatsApp. Reporters will have special software like Luci Live


I'm pretty sure that in a lot of cases where there's real time interaction, for example Have I Got News For You the recording is taking place via a Zoom chat or similar, but what you're seeing is recorded locally. The quality isn't studio quality but it's much better than streaming Internet quality.


*TV companies never use HDMI except for either feeding a domestic monitor or where they are using a domestic device like a STB or DVD, they are converted to SDI


I’ve seen some setups (often one man band kits that are now deployed as home studios) where talent US and abroad connect the HDMI out directly to the laptop or CNG.

Also is Luci Live just for radio or tv?
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