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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020

Are these bits with Ant and Dec in their houses live? There's very little delay between the two of them if so, it's actually quite impressive how it doesn't feel awkward.

Having seen the rest of the programme there was no reason why it would have needed to be done live.


However was it done in real time, were they really talking to each other? I know some podcasts recorded in two locations are done with something like Skype so there's a two way conversation, but each person's audio is recorded locally in higher quality and then sent for editing together
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020

I'd be amazed if it was live, it would be a very risky thing to do for such a high profile programme. I suppose it might be more obvious when/if they do the quiz at the end*

The bigger question for me is how they are doing it from their houses, I'd assume there's at least one member of crew there to help set it up and help with the direction

*EDIT I'm watching it in delay and didn't realise it was only an hour long
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | Schedule Changes

ITV just showed a PIF with Chris Witty, almost feels inappropriate to show now he's caught it himself.
Why does that PIF exist in the first place anyway? Witty just quotes Boris's Monday evening statement, so they might have well have just used the footage from that.

Because it needs to be 30 seconds and written to be 30 seconds and has graphics.

Chopping down a 4 minute statement won't work
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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Dramas should be fine, I imagine contingency plans are in place so that they can disguise the fact filming was paused and picked up at a later date.

Yes but they'll be delayed getting to air. There'll be a bit of a lack of new programmes in the autumn
Taskmaster are doing something online from next week setting tasks for people to do at home.

They started on Monday, there's been 3 of them already. Such a great idea and they're getting hundreds of entries to each
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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Oddly enough I was thinking about that when watching the celebrity one the other night. Not really surprising.

I imagine it will be a similar story with other programmes that film in the summer for the Autumn such as The Apprentice. The next series of Taskmaster is due to air in October so will presumably be due to film over the summer, I think they film the tasks over quite a long period.
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | General TV News Coverage


If Boris gets the boot in the next few years, I imagine Sunak will be his successor.

After his appearance on the daily briefing last week I saw a lot of people comment how wel he came across and how he could be destined for big things.

I think he's the first breaking star of the coverage
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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

ITV Programming Thread


Yes, there are comedies from way back where you can actually hear one specific person in the audience guffawing loudly above everyone else and that actually adds to the overall mirth in itself.

Probably to do with where the audience mics are positioned. Reminds me of a thing I heard about Crackerjack where some scouts in the audience worked out where the mic was near them and started loudly swearing into it.


Back to Blackadder, the worst thing about it is the shrieking laughter during the Flash heart scenes in series 4. So cringy I can't bear to watch it
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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

ITV Programming Thread

Seth Myers has an item called A Closer Look which has its own title sting, there's a a very distinctive female laugh on that. Always wondered if that was on the sting itself and blow me when he did an episode without an audience the other week she was still there!

The Radio 4 panel show The Unbelievable Truth has the same thing on its title music too
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

BBC World Service Television/Prime/Entertainment

I remember the directors working on Prime having to reversion live programmes such as Blue Peter for the channel. They went out a week or so later so anything that will be out of date was taken out as well as things that were very UK-centric and I think any commercial music. Sometimes there was barely anything left and the episode was ditched and replaced by a generic standby
Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | Schedule Changes

Things like that will be pooled, there's no point in sending two crews normally, even more reason not to at the moment.

The feed from STV will go via ITV's internal network, run by BT and go out to the BT Tower and then the BBC. A long way considering how close STV and BBC Scotland are
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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

BBC Oneness - idents and presentation

100% agree with that music being terrifying. One thing that absolutely chills me to my soul even more than any horror film I've ever seen is the Diana death newsflashes. That one with the female continuity announcer is soul destroying. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it. Shocked Laughing

I don't get the dislike of the pre-97 BBC video ident, perfectly pleasant tune and animation. The replacement wasn't as good.


But yep I know the Diana announcement you mean, it is quite unsettling. It's the stiltedness and uncertainty in her voice but also the rustles in the background. A lot of the Diana stuff is a bit chilling, it's the very formal 'regular programming has been suspended' type announcements that are what we long expected to be used for something a lot more frightening
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Inspector Sands14,555 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Coronavirus | General TV News Coverage

As that article mentions its ancillary staff too, not just journalists. No point broadcast journalists turning up for work if there's no gallery crew, editors or MCR staff.

Presumably those working for companies like Red Bee and Arqiva are key workers too though whether they distinguish between those who only work on a non essential channel or not I don't know. The BBC sent out emails to all staff who are classed as key workers for school attendance