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(March 2010)

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AS
Asa Admin
I know it's a rant but would someone please tell BBC sound engineers how to mix the sound? Gary and Christine are getting drowned out more often than not by the audience.

It's about as good as the Eurovision show!
EA
Earlie37
Is it from Studio 1? It looks much bigger so wasn't sure if it was actually broadcasting from somewhere else.
EA
Earlie37
Actually can see it is now. The thin, straight-lined set and some clever camera angles make it look much larger than when it's used for Children in Need.
BR
Brekkie
It's kind of like what Comic Relief would be like if Tumble Tower got his way - minus Boogie Beebies.

Still think it was a bad move switching it to March where it just feels like a far inferior version of Comic Relief. When it aired on a Saturday in June or July it just felt a bit more unique.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Well strictly speaking, it *is* an inferior version of Comic Relief. I imagine that by bringing it to March is better for the people at Comic Relief, so they can work in 12 month cycles with Comic Relief one year and Sport Relief the next.
PT
Put The Telly On
It's kind of like what Comic Relief would be like if Tumble Tower got his way - minus Boogie Beebies.


Not quite, Jimmy Cricket hasn't performed yet has he?
TV
TV Geek
Actually can see it is now. The thin, straight-lined set and some clever camera angles make it look much larger than when it's used for Children in Need.


The actual stage is just in the middle and is quite small, but they've given the illusion of a massive set by using screens and light panels right across the studio, and the audience is bigger than usual because they're on the floor too instead of just seated. Plus as you say, some very clever camera angles.

I don't really think many people bother with Sport Relief as they do Comic Relief, it doesn't really have its own identity and is just a less funny Comic Relief (which isn't even that funny in the first place) crossed with Children In Need. But if it works for charity then we can't really moan.
LI
littlesmegger
Really it would make more sense to just rebrand it into an annual Comic Relief to be fair, now it's been moved into the same slot with the same kind of content.

But as long as everyone donates that's what counts... if you think about it, if everyone in the country donated just a single pound... there'd be over £60million donated every single telethon. Just shows how many people don't donate...
TV
TV Geek
I agree, they should definitely make Comic Relief an annual event. They both merge into one anyway, for example last years Kilimanjaro climb wasn't really comical, and The Apprentice has done specials for both events. Comic Relief is a much stronger brand, so if that can pull in more viewers then there are more potential donors.
RD
RDJ
The only reason they don't do Red Nose Day every year is because of the overheads it causes. Millions of plastic noses aren't cheap so they simply can't do it every year, as was found when it turned bi-anually from 1989 onwards.
Hence why Sport Relief was created in 2002 as a cheaper way to make raising money for Comic Relief an annual event.
LI
littlesmegger
RDJ posted:
The only reason they don't do Red Nose Day every year is because of the overheads it causes. Millions of plastic noses aren't cheap so they simply can't do it every year, as was found when it turned bi-anually from 1989 onwards.

That may have been the case in 1989, but things have dropped in production cost during the last 21 years I'd like to hope... plus socks and pens will be just as expensive.
AN
Andrew Founding member
Really it would make more sense to just rebrand it into an annual Comic Relief to be fair, now it's been moved into the same slot with the same kind of content.

But as long as everyone donates that's what counts... if you think about it, if everyone in the country donated just a single pound... there'd be over £60million donated every single telethon. Just shows how many people don't donate...


I would argue that most donations come in based on other activities and not the BBC1 telethon, I.e based on the sport relief miles, merchandise, other school/work based activities, the celebrity events that have taken place over the last few weeks etc.

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