The Newsroom

Elections 2019

(May 2019)

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FA
fanoftv
Isn’t that always the case with the newsroom backdrop?
I do wonder why a second studio overlooking the newsroom wasn’t built in to the design.
CR
Critique
Isn’t that always the case with the newsroom backdrop?
I do wonder why a second studio overlooking the newsroom wasn’t built in to the design.


It was originally, wasn't it? Seem to remember someone on here years ago saying the plan was for NC and World to both have newsroom studios - guess they could have been wrong and over the years the person correcting them hasn't stuck in my memory as much as the original statement though!
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Could that be a live shot from Trundlecam? I don't think it's the usual shot they use in C
CC
CyberCD
Yes, page five of these plans suggests there were going to be two studios overlooking the newsroom at one point. Both facing each other though, which was probably dropped for obvious reasons.

http://mjparchitects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BBC_Urban-Commitment.pdf

If the BBC had known the expansion World Service TV would go through in this decade, I think the building would have been designed quite differently.
CH
chris
A newsroom studio would have been much less flexible. Studio C could be refitted with a completely different set quite easily; E would still have the newsroom view or need to cover it up.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
There's plenty of precedent for studios having windows covered up - Salford and Birmingham for example.

But there are advantages to not having a newsroom set - the overnight sequence doesn't have a view into a sparsely populated newsroom, and it means that when there is maintenance work happenning in the newsroom itself, like a few weekends ago, they only have to decamp one service, not two.
NE
Newsroom
And back to talking about tonight’s coverage.

Does anyone have a take on why there is no Maitlis, no Vine, no Kuenssberg and as to why Reeta has been booked? It does seem an odd choice.
AS
AlexS
Laura seems to be part of it from what I've seen (Huw, Reeta, Laura and Yicki Young seems to be the full team plus probably Mike Embley on the news bulletins). I assume Reeta is doing it as she doesn't really have any scheduled work at the minute so is easy to be available whereas Vine and Maitlis both have day to day work that is arguably more important than relatively minor elections.
BR
Brekkie
That election logo seems to have been around a few years now - was it around before 2015?
DO
dosxuk
Has nobody noticed the extra camera in that picture? Guessing that's where the photo of mediaboy waist deep by a furio track came from, as the surrounds of that image didn't match any of the other studios.
TR
trance
Is Newsnight likely to come from B?
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Reeta is a former BBC Political Correspondent, so perhaps not as strange a booking as it might seem.

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