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UT
UTVLifer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Can someone please clear up which studio newsnight was in during the election and could be moving back to out of E as this tweet suggests it was 34D and the NewscastStudio article shows the same studio but calls it 54D which I thought was BBC Persian's studio with the view out into London as 44D is the CSO studio



Looks like Newsnight is loving to studio 34D for the election period.
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Can someone please clear up which studio newsnight was in during the election and could be moving back to out of E as this tweet suggests it was 34D and the NewscastStudio article shows the same studio but calls it 54D which I thought was BBC Persian's studio with the view out into London as 44D is the CSO studio



Looks like Newsnight is loving to studio 34D for the election period.

If you look at the middle screen you'll see that the studio in that tweet has a bigger middle screen compared to the 2 outer screens whereas the studio on the NewsCast article has 3 screens of the same size (and therefore it's not the same studio).
MI
m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
House posted:
Re: furniture, perhaps the stuff from B doesn’t fit comfortably into the new (potentially smaller) set, or they need something that can remain in situ and work across multiple programming strands?

If they've got a sofa in there, then they can put in 3 chairs. Set furniture is often changed between programmes on standing sets, not just the lighting.

54D could also serve as a new home for Marr.

Perhaps they want to avoid the need for furniture to be changed. For the time being it reduces risk to all involved, and longer term may unfortunately, reduce cost.
NG
noggin Founding member
House posted:
Re: furniture, perhaps the stuff from B doesn’t fit comfortably into the new (potentially smaller) set, or they need something that can remain in situ and work across multiple programming strands?

If they've got a sofa in there, then they can put in 3 chairs. Set furniture is often changed between programmes on standing sets, not just the lighting.

54D could also serve as a new home for Marr.

Perhaps they want to avoid the need for furniture to be changed. For the time being it reduces risk to all involved, and longer term may unfortunately, reduce cost.


However at the moment with the 2m social distancing rules in play, any furniture moves have to be possible with one person (and so the furniture must be light enough for a single person to move safely), or the furniture must be large enough that two people can safely lift it whilst not ever being closer than 2m to each other.

This is one of the major issues in studio production at the moment. Even holding a ladder for someone can be tricky if you have to stay 2m apart at all times.
VA
valley
If they've got a sofa in there, then they can put in 3 chairs. Set furniture is often changed between programmes on standing sets, not just the lighting.

54D could also serve as a new home for Marr.

Perhaps they want to avoid the need for furniture to be changed. For the time being it reduces risk to all involved, and longer term may unfortunately, reduce cost.


However at the moment with the 2m social distancing rules in play, any furniture moves have to be possible with one person (and so the furniture must be light enough for a single person to move safely), or the furniture must be large enough that two people can safely lift it whilst not ever being closer than 2m to each other.

This is one of the major issues in studio production at the moment. Even holding a ladder for someone can be tricky if you have to stay 2m apart at all times.

Not really - you can be 1m apart with safety measures such as PPE. Depends on the risk assessment and safe working rules for each building as to whether this is acceptable. Many studio crews but particularly scenehands and sparks are now working on the 1m+ with PPE rule.
NG
noggin Founding member
Perhaps they want to avoid the need for furniture to be changed. For the time being it reduces risk to all involved, and longer term may unfortunately, reduce cost.


However at the moment with the 2m social distancing rules in play, any furniture moves have to be possible with one person (and so the furniture must be light enough for a single person to move safely), or the furniture must be large enough that two people can safely lift it whilst not ever being closer than 2m to each other.

This is one of the major issues in studio production at the moment. Even holding a ladder for someone can be tricky if you have to stay 2m apart at all times.

Not really - you can be 1m apart with safety measures such as PPE. Depends on the risk assessment and safe working rules for each building as to whether this is acceptable. Many studio crews but particularly scenehands and sparks are now working on the 1m+ with PPE rule.


Those rules are not in play at NBH. (The only current PPE-allowed exception in NBH I'm aware of is for sound assistants to assist with mics and earpieces if wearing visors and disposable gloves, approaching from behind, and a contact log made for each intervention for Track and Trace purposes.)

The use of PPE and 1m Plus mitigation doesn't seem to be BBC-wide yet, and there is definitely a view that if you don't have to get closer than 2m, then you shouldn't. In other words, it's last resort not business as usual.
VA
valley

However at the moment with the 2m social distancing rules in play, any furniture moves have to be possible with one person (and so the furniture must be light enough for a single person to move safely), or the furniture must be large enough that two people can safely lift it whilst not ever being closer than 2m to each other.

This is one of the major issues in studio production at the moment. Even holding a ladder for someone can be tricky if you have to stay 2m apart at all times.

Not really - you can be 1m apart with safety measures such as PPE. Depends on the risk assessment and safe working rules for each building as to whether this is acceptable. Many studio crews but particularly scenehands and sparks are now working on the 1m+ with PPE rule.


Those rules are not in play at NBH. (The only current PPE-allowed exception in NBH I'm aware of is for sound assistants to assist with mics and earpieces if wearing visors and disposable gloves, approaching from behind, and a contact log made for each intervention for Track and Trace purposes.)

The use of PPE and 1m Plus mitigation doesn't seem to be BBC-wide yet, and there is definitely a view that if you don't have to get closer than 2m, then you shouldn't. In other words, it's last resort not business as usual.

I was speaking more generally, but yep. It’s tricky and not ideal. I’m not surprised NBH isn’t yet operating under such arrangements, since there have been issues elsewhere.
NG
noggin Founding member
Not really - you can be 1m apart with safety measures such as PPE. Depends on the risk assessment and safe working rules for each building as to whether this is acceptable. Many studio crews but particularly scenehands and sparks are now working on the 1m+ with PPE rule.


Those rules are not in play at NBH. (The only current PPE-allowed exception in NBH I'm aware of is for sound assistants to assist with mics and earpieces if wearing visors and disposable gloves, approaching from behind, and a contact log made for each intervention for Track and Trace purposes.)

The use of PPE and 1m Plus mitigation doesn't seem to be BBC-wide yet, and there is definitely a view that if you don't have to get closer than 2m, then you shouldn't. In other words, it's last resort not business as usual.

I was speaking more generally, but yep. It’s tricky and not ideal. I’m not surprised NBH isn’t yet operating under such arrangements, since there have been issues elsewhere.


Yes - I think in studios that can only operate with full set/strike productions (like Studioworks at Elstree and TC1 and TC2 at TVC) there is going to be a strong push to run with 1m+ as otherwise you can't operate the business, and the studios would be dark.

However NBH studios can be left set standing with minimal set/strike and in those situations I think the argument will be that putting staff at greater risk than is absolutely necessary isn't justifiable.
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SA
StarlightArthur
Someone forgot to deploy the curtain in Studio E tonight...... ‘again’.
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
Someone forgot to deploy the curtain in Studio E tonight...... ‘again’.

They’re operating during the biggest pandemic in living memory, under incredibly strict rules and with reduced staff. I’m sure their primary concern is getting the show on air safely, and that they (let alone the viewers) don’t actually care that much about a poxy curtain.

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JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West

Those rules are not in play at NBH. (The only current PPE-allowed exception in NBH I'm aware of is for sound assistants to assist with mics and earpieces if wearing visors and disposable gloves, approaching from behind, and a contact log made for each intervention for Track and Trace purposes.)

The use of PPE and 1m Plus mitigation doesn't seem to be BBC-wide yet, and there is definitely a view that if you don't have to get closer than 2m, then you shouldn't. In other words, it's last resort not business as usual.

I was speaking more generally, but yep. It’s tricky and not ideal. I’m not surprised NBH isn’t yet operating under such arrangements, since there have been issues elsewhere.


Yes - I think in studios that can only operate with full set/strike productions (like Studioworks at Elstree and TC1 and TC2 at TVC) there is going to be a strong push to run with 1m+ as otherwise you can't operate the business, and the studios would be dark.

However NBH studios can be left set standing with minimal set/strike and in those situations I think the argument will be that putting staff at greater risk than is absolutely necessary isn't justifiable.


Their different companies officially Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, meaning its separate, distinct legal entities for the purposes of taxation, regulation and liability
VA
valley
I was speaking more generally, but yep. It’s tricky and not ideal. I’m not surprised NBH isn’t yet operating under such arrangements, since there have been issues elsewhere.


Yes - I think in studios that can only operate with full set/strike productions (like Studioworks at Elstree and TC1 and TC2 at TVC) there is going to be a strong push to run with 1m+ as otherwise you can't operate the business, and the studios would be dark.

However NBH studios can be left set standing with minimal set/strike and in those situations I think the argument will be that putting staff at greater risk than is absolutely necessary isn't justifiable.


Their different companies officially Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, meaning its separate, distinct legal entities for the purposes of taxation, regulation and liability

Indeed. Not sure what your point is?

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