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TVEngineer44 posts since 12 Jan 2017
London London
Sorry for doubting that you knew everything about everything.


I don't know where JKderry gets their information from but it's consistently wrong. The thread about the election being at Elstree is a prime example where they present information as fact but then backtrack when it's proven to be incorrect. This isn't the only example sadly.

There's nothing wrong with enquiring and showing an interest in studio locations and I'd love to be able to reply fully to these topics but with commercially sensitive information I and others in the industry tread carefully. For that reason many posts on here would and should be presented as pure speculation. To dress it up as anything else does this forum and the poster a disservice.

Anyway back on topic: Riverside may gain more interest once the first show has successfully been made and completed there - productions are rightly risk-averse and wouldn't want to be the first from any new facility. They will begin to gain traction once things are proven to work.
I work in telly, I sometimes get time to watch telly. More of a technology geek than a presentation geek!
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Markymark7,560 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Would a production team tell the audience at a filming that they hate the facilities and will be moving out as soon as they can, even if it is what they are thinking?


Unlikely. You might get the warm up man making a joke about the studio being 'crap' etc, and people who have had a sence of humour by-pass operation believing it
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noggin14,704 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Would a production team tell the audience at a filming that they hate the facilities and will be moving out as soon as they can, even if it is what they are thinking?


No - and the production team members audiences usually get a chance to talk to are more likely to be junior people like runners, audience services and researchers rather than the Directors, Producers, Execs and Production Managers/Production Execs who make those decisions, and whose 'liking' of a facility can make a significant difference (sometimes talent also).
gottago2,941 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Would a production team tell the audience at a filming that they hate the facilities and will be moving out as soon as they can, even if it is what they are thinking?


No - and the production team members audiences usually get a chance to talk to are more likely to be junior people like runners, audience services and researchers rather than the Directors, Producers, Execs and Production Managers/Production Execs who make those decisions, and whose 'liking' of a facility can make a significant difference (sometimes talent also).

Yes, this. I was trying to think of a way of wording it myself but couldn't. Audience members are the last people anyone with any power over the booking or suitability of studios would talk to, frankly. There's so little interaction or crossover between the audience and the actual production/editorial team. The likes of Applause Store/SRO etc staff are the closest you'd get and they have no involvement in any show's production.
dosxuk4,376 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Would a production team tell the audience at a filming that they hate the facilities and will be moving out as soon as they can, even if it is what they are thinking?


No - and the production team members audiences usually get a chance to talk to are more likely to be junior people like runners, audience services and researchers rather than the Directors, Producers, Execs and Production Managers/Production Execs who make those decisions, and whose 'liking' of a facility can make a significant difference (sometimes talent also).


Exactly, plus the senior staff aren't going to be going round slagging off the facilities to the public in case it affects their relationship (well, unless things are *really* bad!). I would pay no notice to what an audience wrangler has to say about how happy/sad the senior production team are about anything.
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Lou Scannon
HTV West Points West
Over the years I've read/heard people refer to it as everything from "the LWT tower" to "The London Studios", but prior to reading that article I've never in my life encountered it being referred to as "SBK Building".


I think they're just abbreviating South BanK

I've never heard anything referred to as the SBK building throughout this process though.


Go to the link that Technologist posted and look at page 8, they refer to it as "Kent House", I'm guessing that's where the K comes from. "South Bank Kent" perhaps?


That's certainly more credible than the suggestion that SBK is short for South BanK. In which particular alt-universe is including the final letter of any of the words being abbreviated even a thing?
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Whataday10,537 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
That's certainly more credible than the suggestion that SBK is short for South BanK. In which particular alt-universe is including the final letter of any of the words being abbreviated even a thing?


It's not uncommon at at all.

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And then there's the rail industry, where Cardiff Central is known as CDF (or... South Bank station which is known as SBK ...)
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gottago2,941 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London

I think they're just abbreviating South BanK

I've never heard anything referred to as the SBK building throughout this process though.


Go to the link that Technologist posted and look at page 8, they refer to it as "Kent House", I'm guessing that's where the K comes from. "South Bank Kent" perhaps?


That's certainly more credible than the suggestion that SBK is short for South BanK.
Sorry but it unquestionably stands for South BanK. This isn't unusual at all.
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Inspector Sands14,274 posts since 25 Aug 2004

In which particular alt-universe is including the final letter of any of the words being abbreviated even a thing?


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And then there's the rail industry, where Cardiff Central is known as CDF (or... South Bank station which is known as SBK ...)

Yep and theres quite a few examples at the BBC. They use CF for Cardiff, GW for Glasgow, MR for Manchester, TWS for Tunbridge Wells....
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