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Have to say I agree slightly more with Lorraine Heggesey on the Callaghan conundrum. A former PM yes, but one much nearer to single figures on the Pointless scoreboard than several of those who preceded him (not even sure he was even portrayed in The Crown either, to use that as a yardstick!)


Indeed he is the only post-war PM, thus far, not to have been portrayed in The Crown - not even a small cameo. Considering he served longer as PM than Eden or Douglas-Home who were both featured and nearly as long as Heath or Churchill's peacetime premiership it seems a little bit of a snub - especially considering his period in office was far from uneventful.

It is a difficult call that one, though. Did Heath or Wilson get newsflashes when they died? Thatcher didn't get a newsflash as her death was announced just minutes before the News at One - which got extended.

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N8 2002-2003 Recreation

After many weeks of the researching, planning, building, demolishing and rebuilding, it's finally here - Studio N8 as it looked between April 2002 and October 2003.

Firstly, the headline shot - something I hope bears more than a passing rememblance to this publicity image.
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Here are some more general shots.
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The graininess is largely a consequence of putting the ceiling on, so I've done two renders of the wide shot - one with ceiling and one without. Although the 'without' shot is less grainy, I personally prefer the 'with' shot.
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And finally, here is an overview of the entire set.
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I haven't included cameras etc. for now, as I wanted to focus on the set itself first. Though, zooming around the set in SketchUp, it has occured to me how much this set was short-changed by the use of largely static camera shots. Because the set has so much depth to it, panning shots would have looked incredible.

PS A big thank you to those who helped me with my queries about the set and found some amazing behind the scenes shots and to Bail for allowing me to use his superb recreation of the era's graphics for the side screens.