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BBC News @ 6: Behind the Scenes

From December 2016

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RN
Rolling News
I remember this at the time but for those who never saw it, an interesting behind the scenes video of the BBC News at Six....

JW
JamesWorldNews
^ Fascinating. Haven’t seen that before. The banter between Media Boy and everyone is lovely. Matt Taylor and Sonic Sophie.

A finely tuned machine that runs perfectly.

Thanks for sharing.
PA
Parker
Its nice to see the BBC showing how good they are Thumbs up
Rolling News and Ghost gave kudos
LE
lesmauresfr
I remember this at the time but for those who never saw it, an interesting behind the scenes video of the BBC News at Six....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=govKgopbXks

Feels like ages ago they did that now.
Rolling News, watchingtv and Ghost gave kudos
MA
Meridian AM
I thought this was interesting regarding the 6pm BBC news.
CA
Cardiffian
So now that the NC comes from studio E during the 5 - 6pm hour, how does the team for the 6 rehearse?
RK
Rkolsen
So now that the NC comes from studio E during the 5 - 6pm hour, how does the team for the 6 rehearse?


They’re probably pros at it now. They could read copy at their desk or if they wanted to see it in a prompter try a DTL studio.
NG
noggin Founding member
So now that the NC comes from studio E during the 5 - 6pm hour, how does the team for the 6 rehearse?


They’re probably pros at it now. They could read copy at their desk or if they wanted to see it in a prompter try a DTL studio.


Plus a lot of the things that used to be rehearsed and/or recorded in that time-slot - like reporter Big Screen presentations are much rarer because there are fewer items with 'studio production', and far more 'location graphic' type sequences (all the David Shukman, Hugh Pym and Fergus Walsh stuff standing near walls where graphics appear for instance)
DE
deejay
So now that the NC comes from studio E during the 5 - 6pm hour, how does the team for the 6 rehearse?


In short, they don’t. A headlines read through is sometimes done shortly before TX in one of the galleries that’s not being currently used, and any complex gfx sequences can be checked then as well. Otherwise, it’s just down to the director and the producers to check as much as possible without actually doing a gallery run through.
CU
Cusack
I remember this at the time but for those who never saw it, an interesting behind the scenes video of the BBC News at Six....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=govKgopbXks


Thanks for sharing that, I've never seen it before and found it really interesting. Thumbs up
At the very end they said they would like to do the 10 as well, did that ever happen?
JO
Josh
Another good video from BBC Oxford:
JamesWorldNews, Matthew_Fieldhouse and Steve in Pudsey gave kudos
SP
Steve in Pudsey
A certain gentleman of this Parish, I believe.

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