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IS
Inspector Sands
Enjoyed it, but the format was a tad too complicated, lots of details I missed as it went on, although now I've seen the game once it makes sense now. The twist at the end was good, if a little Chase-like

Great set, and I was playing spot the camera a lot of the time, they were very cleverly done even though some of the shots shown when the wheel was turning were obviously cutaways. Worked out the edits on the contestant selection too, they obviously weren't under the stage
JO
Jonwo
I liked it but it needs to be tighter. The final round should be that the celebrity is selected at random as well as the question then it create more jeopardy although I think Joey was very lucky the contestant knew the answer.
WI
Wicko Meridian (South) South Today
I actually really enjoyed The Wheel. It was fun, pleasant to watch and made a refreshing change from the seriousness of modern quizzes, and wasn't cruel and twisted like the dreadful "Drop 'em" The Wall.
If we only get one life, why does it take several attempts to get it right?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Yes, the full amount, half and say 10% would have been more of a BBC structure.

I think a quick fire final round using all the celebs would have been more of a climax. Just another question was rather underwhelming.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
JO
Jonwo
I found it strange that the final question was really easy, there were much tougher questions beforehand.

The Wheel was filmed at Bovingdon, the home of Dancing of Ice and The Masked Singer which you could kind of tell based on the layout.
Last edited by Jonwo on 28 November 2020 10:03pm - 2 times in total
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
It was a good format, think it will do well.

Another production from Bovingdon Airfield. I notice the facility has a website now

https://www.itvstudiosbovingdon.co.uk/
AlfieMulcahy and valley gave kudos
JO
Jonwo
It was a good format, think it will do well.

Another production from Bovingdon Airfield. I notice the facility has a website now

https://www.itvstudiosbovingdon.co.uk/

Bovingdon is turning out to be a really good space for TV shows, I'm surprised it's not used more often.
JK
JKDerry UTV Newsline
Jonwo posted:
It was a good format, think it will do well.

Another production from Bovingdon Airfield. I notice the facility has a website now

https://www.itvstudiosbovingdon.co.uk/

Bovingdon is turning out to be a really good space for TV shows, I'm surprised it's not used more often.

Is it a bit of a problem getting audiences to the studio? When audiences were allowed of course, was it hard to get people to the studio?
JK
JKDerry UTV Newsline
Michael McIntyre said in an interview that the show was superbly apt for social distancing rules. He said the idea had been planned for a long time, however when the social distancing rules came into operation, it hardly affected production of the show, which was made in 2020 under Covid safe regulations.
JO
Jonwo
Jonwo posted:
It was a good format, think it will do well.

Another production from Bovingdon Airfield. I notice the facility has a website now

https://www.itvstudiosbovingdon.co.uk/

Bovingdon is turning out to be a really good space for TV shows, I'm surprised it's not used more often.

Is it a bit of a problem getting audiences to the studio? When audiences were allowed of course, was it hard to get people to the studio?

They don't seem to have issues with Dancing on Ice or The Masked Singer audience wise though it is a bit of a trek compared to Elstree.
JK
JKDerry UTV Newsline
Jonwo posted:
Jonwo posted:
Bovingdon is turning out to be a really good space for TV shows, I'm surprised it's not used more often.

Is it a bit of a problem getting audiences to the studio? When audiences were allowed of course, was it hard to get people to the studio?

They don't seem to have issues with Dancing on Ice or The Masked Singer audience wise though it is a bit of a trek compared to Elstree.

Yes, that was one of the benefits both BBC Television Centre and The London Studios had, more so The London Studios, close for audiences. I remember Graham Norton in an interview way back when he took over the Friday slot from Jonathan Ross saying he loved The London Studios, as it was perfect for the celebrities and audiences both to get there.
VA
valley
Jonwo posted:
It was a good format, think it will do well.

Another production from Bovingdon Airfield. I notice the facility has a website now

https://www.itvstudiosbovingdon.co.uk/

Bovingdon is turning out to be a really good space for TV shows, I'm surprised it's not used more often.

I think needing a OB unit or flyaway is a bit of a downside compared to using Pinewood, dock10 or TVC. Of course, places like LH2 have the same problem.

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