Seems the clip show has gone down pretty badly as being a talking heads clip show with only short clips from the routines rather than routines being shown in full. I'd have thought keeping it simple was obvious in this case - all they needed to do was pick out a Top 10 or so and present it as a show using the original footage in a similar way to the BBC did their Eurovision special earlier this year. Heck, could even have squeezed in a vote in a similar style and announced a (pre-recorded) winner at the end of each show.
Watching with the wife last night the episode was rather underwhelming, due mostly to the amount of non-dancing bits featured. I suppose it did allow viewers to get used to Bruno's natural hair colour.
I also noticed those "BBC Studios / Strictly Come Dancing" credits as mentioned by Omnipresent, which were strange considering it was being shown on Strictly. I can only assume there was some internal politics at play, or maybe somehow due to the celebs/ dancers featured.
Worth noting that for the live shows the will be a studio audience. I've recently seen a BBC tickets email saying that they will be seated in household bubbles of 4. Presumably doing something similar as used for Jonathon Ross's comedy club.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
Yes those credits are curious. I assumed they had got an indie to make the clip show but it was a BBC Studios production.
Perhaps doing it that way under fair dealing meant they didn't have to pay repeat fees to some of the contributors? Possibly the live band?
Or maybe if the compilation was put together during lockdown the paperwork wasn't accessible so they used fair dealing to get round it?
The repeat fees thing would make sense. I don't think it will be the band, the caption seemed to be appearing during the mega compilations, rather than the (few) individual performances we saw when we would hear the band
I guess the BBC thinking of having so many contributors to the clip show was to try and regain the "family" feel to the show, having viewers see as many of their favourite dancers, judges etc in one show, to try and brighten up a Saturday night for them.
It didn't work for me. Three more of these specials before the main show starts, so I guess the other best of editions have already been recorded.
The live shows will be very interesting, to see how they have redesigned George Lucas Stage 2 at Elstree, that vast studio should ensure enough social distancing.
The way things are going at the moment I suspect the audience might be pulled for the early shows, but I think if they can go ahead it'll actually work quite well. The trickier thing may be the Clauditorium, but I guess if they only have the dancers being interviewed up there it'll be easy enough with social distancing.
Will be nice too that the judges have room to swing a cat at their desks - they've always looked so cramped compared to other talent shows.
The Apprentice is a programme I'm surprised never gets repeated or really ever shown again as clips or best ofs. One series was repeated on Dave I seem to remember but that's it. It's gone off a bit recently but the earlier series were great