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...a few changes (March 2006)

GR
gregmc
cylon6 posted:
noggin posted:
LONDON posted:
Charlie Wells posted:
I wouldn't be suprised if the used part of TC9 for the afternoon as in theory it reduces the cost of having a extra studio which is only used for an hour or two a day, especially if the Breakfast show is now pre-recorded.


The studio that is used for CBBC 1 is used alot more than a couple of hours a day. CBBC on BBC Prime also uses this studio. I imagine that if they are comming from TC9 it is only temporary, perhaps while they revamp there normal studio.


Not temporary. The studio previously used for CBBC on One is now being used for another programme.


Just being curious, but do you know what programme?


Is it the paul o grady show? Im not too sure.
BE
Ben Founding member London London
gregmc posted:
cylon6 posted:
noggin posted:
LONDON posted:
Charlie Wells posted:
I wouldn't be suprised if the used part of TC9 for the afternoon as in theory it reduces the cost of having a extra studio which is only used for an hour or two a day, especially if the Breakfast show is now pre-recorded.


The studio that is used for CBBC 1 is used alot more than a couple of hours a day. CBBC on BBC Prime also uses this studio. I imagine that if they are comming from TC9 it is only temporary, perhaps while they revamp there normal studio.


Not temporary. The studio previously used for CBBC on One is now being used for another programme.


Just being curious, but do you know what programme?


Is it the paul o grady show? Im not too sure.


Nah, as Aston (the man in the know) has already said, it's the new breakfast programme Level Up.
AS
Aston London London
So did anyone actually manage to catch the last ever Xchange yesterday? Wink
ND
NorthDown2
Yes, complete with a title sequence from the two eras of the prog. Though they didn't seem to use the titles from c.1993/4 where the presenters were in a white room dancing to the music.

Saw quite a few names in the closing titles - looks like the whole production team was named!

Is Dave Chapman in gainful employment? He must be feeling blue after the tw shoes he's worked on (D & D / Xchange) coming to an end within weeks of each other.
AS
Aston London London
NorthDown2 posted:
Is Dave Chapman in gainful employment? He must be feeling blue after the tw shoes he's worked on (D & D / Xchange) coming to an end within weeks of each other.


Dave Chapman was on the Chris Evans show on Saturday (Radio 2) talking about what he does (mentioned Vinnie & Otis) - it's currently avaialable on Listen Again...
NG
noggin Founding member
cylon6 posted:
What did the TV companies do in the old days before they started making programmes at other studios? It was unheard of for a Thames, LWT, BBC show not to be made in their respective studios.In the 70's you hear the stories of how great it was to be working at TV Centre and Parkinson would be in one studio, Dad's Army in another and all of the studios were filled. Are the BBC's studios full and producers have to go elsewhere or do they choose to use other studios?


Producer Choice was introduced at the BBC in the 90s - which allowed producers to chose facilities rather than always stay in-house. ITV haven't historically been as open - with very few in-house ITV shows (apart from Carlton who had no studios in London) going out of house to non-ITV facilities providers.

In times gone by studio provisioning partially dictated what was scheduled. If you only had one TC1, you didn't schedule two large live studio shows on the same day. Simple as that. It was far more integrated than it is now. There were also fewer weekly big studio shows - with most shows shot in medium sized studios - and there are quite a number of these.

Of course TV has changed a lot since the 70s and 80s - with fewer programmes made in studios and more made on location. The development of the BetaSP, DigiBeta, DVCam etc. camcorders and the reduction in the cost of editing mean that it is now feasible to do far more shows as single camera location shoots rather than in studio.

If you cast your mind back to the mid 80s and into the 90s - Daytime TV was the province of Kilroy, Open Air, Pebble Mill, Daytime Live/Daytime UK, Good Morning with Anne and Nick, Summer Holiday, The Really Useful Show etc. These were all studios (and mostly live)

These days from 0930-1300 most BBC One shows are location based, and pre-recorded.

Similarly drama is now almost universally shot on location, not in studio, with only soaps and sit coms still shot in studio in the scripted drama genres.

In network production terms there are just fewer studio shows these days.

However because there are more channels - there is a requirement for programmes to fill these - and long form daily studio shows can be a relatively cheap way of filling these. There is therefore quite a lot of work for smallish studios and people to staff them - though equally people are building their own operations for specific channels.
DI
Digiboy
noggin posted:


The BBC only has two small production studios at TV Centre (both ex-News studios) - and both are currently booked out (one to kids, one to news)


Yes, TCs 10 and 11...but don't forget TC9 - a fullsomely equipped yet small production studio, and TC0 which houses CBeebies Pres and used to be a music recording studio.

Cheers
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
NorthDown2 posted:
Are there any shows that are now unique to the CBBC Channel? It used to have a distinctive character - Saturday Show Extra shown when first started, Dick & Dom series 1 & 2, UK Top 40, Xchange, Nelly Nut.

We now seem to have little live in vision continuity, and I'm finding it diffiuclt to name a show unique to the channel. I know about the Newsround inserts froma broom cupboard but what else is now unique?


I don't think there is. All that they seem to show are the same programmes as One & Two, albeit a few days earlier in cases such as Serious Amazon (or whatever its called this series).

I think the channel has lost its personality, back when it started, yet mainly around a year in, XChange was the breakfast programme for around 90 minutes (though it did include 2 shows, it did fit and saved on morning continuity links), Nelly Nut was live everyday, Dick & Dom were a great alternative to The Saturday Show, and they had extras such as the Saturday Show Extra, Blue Peter Unleashed/Around The World, etc. Now all it seems to be is Basil Brush, Kerching or Tracy Beaker, with the only saving grace being the Newsround updates and the fact that they still have some sort of in vision continuity, other than that, it's virtually a BBC version of the CITV channel, even though that survives on a lot less money and is a commercial channel without the license fee backing.

Is it just the fact of too many controllers coming and going, so its lost it's identity?

Or is it cost cutting, or was it simply good work from Nigel Pickard at launch?
DJ
DJ Dave Granada North West Today
Well today CBBC One looked like it was not live, It was shot in a Zoo with Anne Foy and that other guy and said they would be out all week. Not sure what they are up to in studio 9 if anything at all?
RE
Revolution London London
DJ Dave posted:
Well today CBBC One looked like it was not live, It was shot in a Zoo with Anne Foy and that other guy and said they would be out all week. Not sure what they are up to in studio 9 if anything at all?


Any excuse to get out and about for CBBC. However, they tried to put in the effort to get out to the outdoors, instead of being couped-up in that studio.
DA
davidmcg
they went 2 weymouth, is there now ivc on cbbc channel
DI
Digiboy
CBBC ONE afternoons are recorded from different locations around the UK for the Easter holidays, whilst CBBC Channel stays live from TC9. Smile

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