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Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Several talk programmes have cancelled studio audiences

SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Or use the additional space in tc1 either for a big screen with virtual audience or to facilitate social distancing eg between camera ops.
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JO
Joe
DJGM posted:
I think they could get away installing with a smaller version of the current set in TC2, then they could have a new set in TC1 next year.

Which would require dismantling the existing standing sets in that studio space – it’ll be much safer (and easier) to throw up the existing set in the larger studio.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
They've said they've got a virtual audience wall which will be used in a much more interactive way than it has been on other shows.
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JO
Jonwo
I’ve been in TC2, it’s tiny and there’s a reason it’s used for shows like Peston and Lorraine.
NG
noggin Founding member
DJGM posted:
I think they could get away installing with a smaller version of the current set in TC2, then they could have a new set in TC1 next year.


TC2 is small - the last thing you want to do when you are shooting a show with 2m social distancing requirements on-screen and off-screen is force all the presenters and crew to be closer together.

TC1 is ~11 000 square feet, TC3 is ~3 400 square feet - and just as importantly the lighting grid in TC2 is only 25 feet high, compared to 45 feet in TC1. If you have a raised stage and presenters standing up, a 25 feet high grid is a long way from ideal.
JK
JKDerry Recently warned UTV Newsline
I guess they won't have the full audience seating platform out. 550 seats unused would be a waste of space, unless they have a scattering of their production team fill the seats.

This happens in the US, where when no audiences were allowed, Real Time with Bill Maher filled 20 seats with his own writers and production team. SNT could do the same.
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iloveTV1 London London
I imagine they’ll get rid of the seats, or else where will they put the audience wall?
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HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Real Time with Bill Maher filled 20 seats with his own writers and production team.

And it's quite amusing to listen who laughs the loudest in the show started monalouge - as they obviously wrote that particular gag! Apparently, a fortnight ago they had a few MoTP's in the audience, but since then, it's back to the people who are on Bill's payrole.

That show comes live from Studio 33 The Bob Barker stage at Television City. Half of the week that is the stage where they produce The Price Is Right. I'd love to see a timelapse of the set change to see what they do to change it.

Because on the jib swing shot at the start and over the credit roll, it appears they've removed the first couple of rows of seats (and TPIR's contestant row) and built more useable floor space so the audience/staff seating is on stage level, rather than the fixed raked seating.
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RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
Odd announcement by the CA before tonight’s Holby City. “PPE and Mask Wearing are portrayed with dramatic licence”.
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SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
They've used that line before into either Holby or Casualty.
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JK
JKDerry Recently warned UTV Newsline
Real Time with Bill Maher filled 20 seats with his own writers and production team.

And it's quite amusing to listen who laughs the loudest in the show started monalouge - as they obviously wrote that particular gag! Apparently, a fortnight ago they had a few MoTP's in the audience, but since then, it's back to the people who are on Bill's payrole.

That show comes live from Studio 33 The Bob Barker stage at Television City. Half of the week that is the stage where they produce The Price Is Right. I'd love to see a timelapse of the set change to see what they do to change it.

Because on the jib swing shot at the start and over the credit roll, it appears they've removed the first couple of rows of seats (and TPIR's contestant row) and built more useable floor space so the audience/staff seating is on stage level, rather than the fixed raked seating.

I saw an interview with Drew Carey talking about the new production style for The Price Is Right. No audience present in the studio, and the contestants are located next door to the studio, seated socially distanced and masked. When the announcer calls their name, they whip off their masks and dash into the studio as fast as they can, and are told not to hug Drew.

Bill Maher when he produced his show from his Beverly Hills home "back garden" (which when you see it on screen is about 100 times bigger than any back garden here in the UK) he used canned laughter and archive clips of studio audiences laughing, cheering and clapping along, ranging from films and shows from the 30s to the 90s.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I notice poking around on IMDb that Joy of Painting, Bob Ross's vehicle that carries on giving long after he left us, seems to have shot up the ratings recently on there. It has now acquired a rating of 9.4/10.

It doesn't show up in the IMDb "top 250 TV shows" at the moment as it doesn't have 5000+ votes yet, but if it was to appear in there today it would be classed according to IMDb as at least the 6th best TV show ever, behind Planet Earth II, Planet Earth, Band of Brothers, Breaking Bad and Chernobyl, and it would be the second oldest programme in the top 20 as things stand today.

BBC Four don't seem to have any real schedule or plan for airings of Joy of Painting, since I've noticed they quite often drift from season to season pretty much on a whim. Wouldn't be surprised if they just pick them at random. Not sure how many episodes they actually have, but its probably relatively cheap to buy, since I understand Ross hosted ten years of the show, 400 odd episodes, for nothing.

Its a shame really to think Bob Ross never lived to see how successful and loved his TV project would become, or saw the memes he spawned online. He would only have been 79 this calendar year after all.

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