The Newsroom

Newsnight

(September 2019)

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DV
dvboy
Worth noting Newsnight is on at 7pm tonight.
CM
cmthwtv
No curtain in the back tonight.
Or whatever is making it purple.
LO
LONDON
No curtain in the back tonight.
Or whatever is making it purple.

Its back now

24 days later

JW
JamesWorldNews
This is one sexy lighting change!



SP
Spectacular1
Anybody know what the curtain looks like from the back?

Also, is this recently installed? I can’t recall seeing it before lockdown. Perhaps it was installed as a precaution in case the newsroom background became too busy and distracting.
ST
Stuart
Anybody know what the curtain looks like from the back?

Also, is this recently installed? I can’t recall seeing it before lockdown. Perhaps it was installed as a precaution in case the newsroom background became too busy and distracting.

I asked that question when it first appeared on screen a few months ago, but nobody replied. Crying or Very sad

I think it might me the same curtain/blind they use when doing the 'royal death rehearsals', so that people in the media café can't see into the studio. So I guess it's been there from the beginning, but this time has been backlit for Newsnight.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
I think more in case they have to do an obit broadcast from E for real. They tend to do the rehearsals in C but I guess that if C was out of action for any reason it could transfer to E quite easily.
IT
itsrobert Founding member
This is one sexy lighting change!




I'm surprised that staff who work in the newsroom haven't complained about that lighting. It looks terrible to have to work in. There must be some BBC News employees who suffer with eye strain and headaches, I know I would.
ST
Stuart
I'm surprised that staff who work in the newsroom haven't complained about that lighting. It looks terrible to have to work in.

They could always complete a DSE and ask for a desk lamp.
BC
Blake Connolly Founding member
An angle you don't see often towards the end of Newsnight tonight. Lewis Goodall had to pop up again to explain the latest version of the constantly-changing new restrictions for the north of England as it contradicted what he'd said earlier in the programme, and as there was already a guest in the usual spot he had to be socially distanced on the other side of the desk.

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HA
harshy Founding member
Ha a limitation in Studio E we have seen some unusual camera angles thanks to Newsnight but thanks to this programme, it has also a more imaginative of Studio E which we hadn’t really seen in 7 years before.
lesmauresfr, AndrewPSSP and JamesWorldNews gave kudos

35 days later

CH
chris
Newsnight billed at 10:45 for at least the next two weeks. Has this been announced as a permanent change? I wonder how it’s affecting ratings.

A bit more studio swapping could see it return to 10:30. The BBC London bulletin could come from the catwalk of E, a news channel / world simulcast from D and give C to Newsnight. Longer-term, perhaps a rejig of C’s set could mean more space for guests - not sure you truly need the big screen behind the desk and the catwalk.

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