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On 01/04/2021 12:34, tim... wrote:


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On 31/03/2021 12:56, tim... wrote:


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On 31/03/2021 11:49, Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
Basil Jet wrote:

filming a TV show called
#SecretsOfTheLondonUnderground during a lockdown

How is that an essential service?


It's work which he can't do from home. I don't think there's been a
point
at which non-essential *work* was forbidden (otherwise my friends
who
run a
mail-order wool company would have had to close, for example). Or do
you
think all production of new TV programmes should have ceased for a
year?


Anna Noyd-Dryver


(OT) Well .... I would be happy to see all soaps cease for 50
years. It
might give TV a chance to devise some new, original dramas instead of
bombarding us with endless variations on the same tedious
stories......

is your TV missing an OFF button?




No. It also has a channel change option. It is just that I wish
there were
more options for original UK drama, instead of endless repetition of
things long past their sell-by dates.

So you really can't find anything of interest on one of the 57 channels
(with nothing on!).


A good proportion of those would have nothing to show if Adolf hadn’t
invaded Poland.


I agree

I do wish they would make documentaries on other wars

;-)

I know zip all about the minutiae of the Boer War or the Crimea War for
example (all I know comes from a couple of Hollywood blockbuster movies
- and we all know how inaccurate they can sometimes be)






Not a lot of library footage from either of those.

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On 01/04/2021 18:51, Graeme Wall wrote:
On 01/04/2021 12:34, tim... wrote:


I know zip all about the minutiae of the Boer War or the Crimea War
for example (all I know comes from a couple of Hollywood blockbuster
movies - and we all know how inaccurate they can sometimes be)



Not a lot of library footage from either of those.


Going by pictures on social media of Russian trains heading southwest,
people might soon not need a library to find pictures of Crimea-related
wars...


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Marland wrote:
MB wrote:
On 31/03/2021 23:38, Recliner wrote:
Like you, I've never watched them, but assume the fans find them some sort
of comfort blanket. I wonder, do characters in the soaps currently take all
the Covid precautions? Are the pubs closed, everyone wears masks, and
stays 2m apart?


There have been quite a number of articles on how they have managed to
record soap operas.

One technique is to use actors'partners for scenes needing close
contact, like "snogging". One recent article said that one programme
was having a problem so one actor rang his girl friend, who had done
some acting, she was taken on as an extra and substituted for the real
actress during the close-ups.



I wonder if arrangements with Equity have been relaxed or some had to join,
they used to be quite strict at one time.


At what point are Equity cards required? Presumably a non-speaking extra
doesn't need one, even if they have to go through some simple motions? How
much speech do they need to officially become actors who need to be union
members? Or is it a question of how much they're paid?


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Marland wrote:
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
Recliner wrote:



I wasn't referring to Covid precautions on the shoot. I was asking about
whether the supposedly contemporary story lines include shut pubs, no
mixing indoors, staying 2m apart outdoors, and wearing masks?


Part of the problem with that is that scenes are filmed (or in The Archers
case, recorded) weeks or months in advance [1]. I don't know what the TV
soaps did, but TA (initially at first, anyway - I haven't followed later
developments) decided they'd be a fictional world without Covid - not least
because they'd need to re-record months of material just as it became
significantly more difficult to do so.

[1] TA will occasionally re-record one scene at short notice to mention
significant current events, but it wasn't considered practical to do that
for the entire output at 3 days notice.



I don’t know if it is a good or bad thing that I haven’t a clue what TA
stands for in this context,
I assume the Territorial Army isn’t doing one of those “look at as work”
various Police Forces
have


I did write "The Archers" in full the first time I mentioned it. I thought
it was reasonably obvious that I was continuing to talk about the same
thing...


Anna Noyd-Dryver


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Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
Marland wrote:
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
Recliner wrote:



I wasn't referring to Covid precautions on the shoot. I was asking about
whether the supposedly contemporary story lines include shut pubs, no
mixing indoors, staying 2m apart outdoors, and wearing masks?


Part of the problem with that is that scenes are filmed (or in The Archers
case, recorded) weeks or months in advance [1]. I don't know what the TV
soaps did, but TA (initially at first, anyway - I haven't followed later
developments) decided they'd be a fictional world without Covid - not least
because they'd need to re-record months of material just as it became
significantly more difficult to do so.

[1] TA will occasionally re-record one scene at short notice to mention
significant current events, but it wasn't considered practical to do that
for the entire output at 3 days notice.



I don’t know if it is a good or bad thing that I haven’t a clue what TA
stands for in this context,
I assume the Territorial Army isn’t doing one of those “look at as work”
various Police Forces
have


I did write "The Archers" in full the first time I mentioned it. I thought
it was reasonably obvious that I was continuing to talk about the same
thing...


Anna Noyd-Dryver


Fair enough, my mind got directed to wondering what TV production the
initials stood for
and missed the obvious.

GH

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