Monday, 25 April 2011

Fallacies of the Television

In a recent post I had mentioned about a long journey Ross and I took south, since then the journey has been undertaken twice more, and hindsight informs me the M6 is not as comfortable, nor as pleasurable as a bed at 3am when you have to be in Aberdeen for work at 8.30am.

However, the reason we got to visit Pinewood studios was to film the ultimate cheesy television show, however it was for charity, so maybe it was slightly justified. One thing I think we all learnt pretty quickly was that television is not quite as glamourous as it all seems when you are sat on your couch.

If you have ever watched Ricky Gervais' Extras, then you will have a good idea. Sat with Leigh Francis, as his alter ego Keith lemon, purely surreal, followed by an afternoon sunbathing chatting to stacey solo man and Barry from eastenders. During the hours and hours of waiting to film our two minute slot, I managed to get a few photos. Yes, that is a rotating board where the knives are already part of the bored...television! All about the trickery!



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