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WA
watchingtv
Is this a BBC News studio?


SP
Steve in Pudsey
I think the episodes for the previous lockdown were done in Salford using the VR set up BBC Sport use.
BH
BillyH Founding member
Would be nice to see repeats of Look & Read again although I doubt it would happen, particularly given the situation a few years ago regarding Peter Rowell.


‘Dark Towers’ from 1981 seemed absolutely ancient to me even as an eight year old in 1997, which I suppose would be the equivalent today of someone born in 2013 watching something from 2005. They probably wouldn’t notice much though except the picture quality being slightly blurrier and the mobile phones looking a bit different.
SW
Steve Williams
They probably wouldn’t notice much though except the picture quality being slightly blurrier and the mobile phones looking a bit different.


Yes, but I'm not really sure why so many people have greeted this announcement with the suggestion that they might show ancient schools programmes, as if that's all they have. They've not been on television but they've still been making numerous schools programmes every year- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach - and so they'll use those and make new programmes. They don't need to drag out ancient VHS copies of Words and Pictures, like on Threads.

It's like someone announcing a new sports channel and expecting them to show the 1982 Cup Final.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
I think we had this discussion before where somebody said its all very well repeating "Science with Mr Smith" first aired in 1976, as the core topics haven't changed since then - grass is still green, it's still fatal if you mix water with electricity and it still bloody hurts if you stab somebody with a really sharp pointed stick. There comes a point in the presentation where you can't take the presenter seriously, and if he's standing there pointing at a blackboard in flares, with massive sideburns and has an afro hair style that looks bigger than Bob Ross's , then the core message is lost.

Of course retro is in, it has been for a while. But I don't think that extends to suddenly wheeling out programmes that haven't seen since they were first aired.
SW
Steve Williams
There comes a point in the presentation where you can't take the presenter seriously, and if he's standing there pointing at a blackboard in flares, with massive sideburns and has an afro hair style that looks bigger than Bob Ross's , then the core message is lost.


Well, indeed. I'm not sure we were taking our PSE lessons in school about drug abuse all that seriously given that the booklet we were given included quotes from 5 Star, and it was the early nineties.
HC
Hatton Cross
I think we had this discussion before where somebody said its all very well repeating "Science with Mr Smith" first aired in 1976, as the core topics haven't changed since then - grass is still green, it's still fatal if you mix water with electricity and it still bloody hurts if you stab somebody with a really sharp pointed stick. There comes a point in the presentation where you can't take the presenter seriously, and if he's standing there pointing at a blackboard in flares, with massive sideburns and has an afro hair style that looks bigger than Bob Ross's , then the core message is lost.


Or in a similar vein - try watching the Granada schools programme 'Experiment' without laughing in the first 10 seconds...
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Here's an example of Experiment



What made me laugh more was realising just how beautifully observed this is

LO
loydy
Is this a BBC News studio?




I think the episodes for the previous lockdown were done in Salford using the VR set up BBC Sport use.


Yes, they were all filmed in HQ7 at dock10 studios in MediaCity.
EA
Earlie37
Yes- apart from the furniture, most of the set is VR. Very well done VR in fact as you would never realise!



SP
Steve in Pudsey
The virtual set is obviously modelled after a BBC News set, maybe they should get whoever put it together to produce a new Studio A one?
JO
Josh
Quote:
Strictly's 2020 professional dancers, plus Mark Wright, Joe Wicks, Mr Motivator, Kevin Sinfield, Adam Peaty, Tyrone Mings and more will take part in a series of BBC programmes to help the UK stay active during lockdown.

Celebrity fitness guru Joe Wicks starts the series at 7.50am on BBC One followed throughout the week by Mr Motivator [amongst others].

Morning Live returns to BBC One at 9.15am on 25 January, where presenters Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh will be joined each day by a Strictly Come Dancing professional who will bring a bit of sparkle to the nation’s fitness regimes.

TV and radio presenter Mark Wright will bring fitness to secondary kids as he leads a daily dose of energising fitness sessions on BBC Two, iPlayer and other platforms from 25 January on weekday mornings.

https://bbc.in/396EqDq

Worth pointing out that the BBC Two offering is only two hours worth at 1pm with it not being shown at all next Thursday and Friday because of the snooker. The BBC News simulcast still looks to be going ahead, even though they could easily move the programmes to that slot and avoid the cancellation.

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