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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows


HIGNFY has struck the right tone with very serious and grim issues in the past, no reason to suggest they won't be able to with this. And judging by tomorrow morning's newspapers, I think you might've misjudged public sentiment about criticism of the government.

And increasingly they rely a lot - sometimes too much - on funny 'viral' clips and they haven't dried up despite the actual virus circulating

And there is other news happening, you have to look for it but it does exist
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

UTV - From City Quays 2 onwards


My eyes rolled so hard reading this I almost detached my retinas.

Talking about wanting to retain a perception of localness as if it's even going to be a discussion in these circumstances.

They're not going to be kitting Julian and Gillian's homes out with voiceover equipment and giving any additional training required at this time. The idea this would be considered anywhere near essential is absolutely ridiculous.

It's as essential now as it ever was.... which is not at all and ever has been


My point was that it makes no real difference to the Covid-19 issues except having a couple of people turn up to record a few links a week. And it doesn't take much equipment or training to do from home, hundreds of radio presenters and journalists have done just that at short notice over the last few weeks

It's another one of those changes that they've been wanting to do for ages and is politically a bit awkward and now they have the excuse to. See also: pan regional news, shared bulletins on BBC radio etc
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

YouTube Gold


How dare you! That's quite clearly a banjo, as indeed played several times by Jim Royle in The Royle Family

Of course so it is (and I know it's not Jim Royle I just can't remember either his real or character name)


One other thing I didn't spot first time round is the size of that set, it's massive! At first I assumed there was some camera trickery to put them on the top but they really are there
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Good Morning Britain in 2020


Don’t forget, whilst the vast majority of us are currently at home and feel that a weather forecast is presently superfluous, there are still essential service workers and farmers who still need to know what the weather is going to be like, and who rely heavily on such information even if we at home don’t really need it.

Those of us at home still need the weather, a lot of us have gardens and we're all allowed out for exercise


If Paxman can present the weather so can Piers.

Probably not the best argument, he did it under so much duress that they pulled the item completely
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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

The Steph Show

Sounds about right, although Morphepus takes 3 seconds to do a manual cut? If so that seems an unacceptable delay to me especially when automation systems used to be able to it with no delay

The other solution is to feed the news to Leeds and then get them to cut to them. Although I suspect that's not an option while it's being done from a house. Once it's in a studio with lower latency circuits in and out it will be seamless
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | Schedule Changes


As you say, You've Been Framed initially had a vote at the end of each show to pick the best video, but they presumably didn't have enough material to make a whole show of nothing but, and I don't think it was the done thing in those days to make shows just stringing clips together

I remember the clip that won the first series was very funny the first couple of times, but it was played every week and lost its impact

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Caught in the Act was a bloody awful show, as you suggest they also had an audience vote but it was stretched out throughout the entire show, and they had various "correspondents" from around the world who Richie would banter with, anything to pad out the show. They also overdubbed them with sound effects

Didn't the Secret Video Show add effects too?

The correspondents I'd forgotten about, they were all quite blatantly in the same studio with a backdrop

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I know it sounds idiotic now but we thought the first You've Been Framed was absolutely hilarious, the funniest thing we'd ever seen. Simpler times.

Yes, it made a massive impact. The same around that time with Mr Bean, it was a one off episode and it was the funniest most original thing ever
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | Schedule Changes


The "unseen on UK Telly" makes me wonder if they've been shown elsewhere. Is YBF shown in any other countries?

Not under the same name, but there can't be many countries that haven't had the format of home video bloopers.


You Been Framed wasn't even the first to do it in the UK
It's probably called (country)'s Funniest Home Videos in a lot of places - that's what it's called in America.



The older format is Candid Camera, right?

No, Candid Camera was a prank format, the Beadles About of its day.


The first home video clip show was on Sky One and presented by Chris Tarrant. I can't remember its name but a short episode was shown on BBC1 part of Comic Relief one year, I think that was before You've Been Framed started


The BBC had a version to capitalise on the success of YBF, but it was much more formatted (although the original YBF had a competitive element too) it was presented by Shane Ritchie called I think Caught in the Act?
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

Yes, the newsroom and gallery are in the Peel wing, along with BBC Radio London.


As seen in the report about how they were making the programme the other day.

As mentioned, they're still broadcasting at other times of the day, presumably the idea is that by merging at lunchtime there are extra people and facilities at NBH that can be used for the national news.

Yes, they have very few of their 'own' operations people as they're part of the wider department servicing all the BH studios and programmes.
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | Schedule Changes


The Miranda one has been on before, I've seen it in a few junctions as of late.
Such fun!

A great idea to create some effective public information ads without having to go out and film anything


Yes, there was an excellent one last night, using a clip from Citizen Khan and a pile of bog rolls

Yep, linked above


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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | Schedule Changes

Interesting trail after Only Connect last night, a 'stay at home' public service message from the BBC:


The Miranda one has been on before, I've seen it in a few junctions as of late.
Such fun!

A great idea to create some effective public information ads without having to go out and film anything


The repeats of Miranda on Friday night are a great choice too, with Would I Lie To You afterwards it's an hour of good fun programming
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | Schedule Changes

Interesting trail after Only Connect last night, a 'stay at home' public service message from the BBC:



I notice from their Twitter feed that they've done a few, all based on comedy clips which presumably will be popping up on TV
https://twitter.com/BBC/status/1244267819736408066?s=09

https://twitter.com/BBC/status/1244284932429496320?s=19