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Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Several talk programmes have cancelled studio audiences

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Custard56 (previously Jay Lee) London
The usual two hours telescoped into ninety minutes, and it showed. Maybe that's something to note for the future.


I actually preferred it. Cut through all the usual faff.
BC
Blake Connolly Founding member London London
If you don't like him you can always turn over to C4 at 8pm. Wink

From the news reports earlier they've all had to pre-record their acceptance speeches rather than risk cutting to them live, which practically makes sense. Of course possible BAFTA only actually asked the winners to make speeches, but told them all nominees would.


Seemed like the general rule was that the categories for individual performers were done with all of the nominees dialled in live and the reactions and speeches done live, while the categories for programmes had the nominees read out and then a pre-recorded speech at the end.
BC
Blake Connolly Founding member London London
So, speeches were indeed recorded for all the nominees in the programme categories...



BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
With Melbourne now going into a tighter lockdown than we ever had any news on if Neighbours is continuing filming? I don't think they're banned as it is considered work but surely if non-essential shops have to close then non-essential production should as well.
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NG
noggin Founding member
With Melbourne now going into a tighter lockdown than we ever had any news on if Neighbours is continuing filming? I don't think they're banned as it is considered work but surely if non-essential shops have to close then non-essential production should as well.


Not sure I follow that. Non-essential shops are usually closed to reduce mass social interactions (both in the shops and whilst travelling to and from) - as a significant proportion of the community use shops.

If dramatic TV production can continue whilst following whatever Aussie social distancing rules/guidelines/legislation are/is currently in effect then it's not really comparable to shops, as relatively few people work in TV production when you take a wider view?

If there is a ban on non-essential travel, and non-essential workers travelling to their place of work AND production of Neighbours is deemed non-essential - then I could see that as an argument to stop production - however if it's possible to do it safely and legally - there may not be a reason to pause production?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
There is a bit of the PR aspect to consider too, though maybe that should be on the authority rather than the production company in that although it may be legal, in the spirit of the lockdown conditions it may not be wise to go ahead. There is a 5km limit to travel (even by foot I think now) - the exception being work of course, but I don't know if non-essential work has been ordered to shutdown.

If I were a local shop or bar owner ordered to shut down I'd be pretty pissed off that a show like Neighbours could continue production.
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Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
An interesting question being posed by Richard Osman this afternoon.




Not faking but "boosting" what is there, presumably from the crew or, at some point, a smaller socially distanced audience.

I don't see a problem with that, having to explain it each time feels like a clunky thing to do though.
NG
noggin Founding member
Asa posted:
An interesting question being posed by Richard Osman this afternoon.




Not faking but "boosting" what is there, presumably from the crew or, at some point, a smaller socially distanced audience.

I don't see a problem with that, having to explain it each time feels like a clunky thing to do though.


I suspect you could probably acknowledge it with a line on the credits alongside 'Answers correct at time of recording' - or a simple caption during the welcome to the show?

(The National Lottery draws on the BBC seemed to have lots of audience sound effects during the draw back in the days when it came from Arqiva's studios without a live audience - or am I misremembering?)
JO
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87)
Neighbours does have the advantage of being filmed four-five months in advance and push come to shove they could let it go off air in December for summer break which they used to do up until a few years ago in Australia.

Channel 5 would have to do the same in December although only for three weeks because they’re slightly behind due to cutting the number of episodes shown back in March.
Last edited by Jonwo on 2 August 2020 5:59pm
GO
gottago London London
Asa posted:
An interesting question being posed by Richard Osman this afternoon.




Not faking but "boosting" what is there, presumably from the crew or, at some point, a smaller socially distanced audience.

I don't see a problem with that, having to explain it each time feels like a clunky thing to do though.

I don't quite know what he means by "not allowed" as I'm sure many shows do this regularly. There's been plenty of shows that don't have a live audience but do use audience SFX so I don't see how that would be and different to boosting. I can only assume he means the commissioning editor of Pointless or another one of his shows is against it rather than it being an actual rule.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Asa posted:
An interesting question being posed by Richard Osman this afternoon.




Not faking but "boosting" what is there, presumably from the crew or, at some point, a smaller socially distanced audience.

I don't see a problem with that, having to explain it each time feels like a clunky thing to do though.

"Clunky" often seems to be the favoured option at the BBC.
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JK
JKDerry UTV Newsline
Certain BBC game shows have never had a studio audience but they used canned applause etc during recording. I know Bill Turnbull's short lived daytime quiz Think Tank in 2016 had the sound of an audience, but the audience was never seen, and most certain there was no audience present in the studio.

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