Recording an outside broadcast television programme
After hours spent rigging the set, assembling lights, positioning microphones and rehearsing camera shots — the darts contest is ready to be recorded.
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Stand by to record…
The crew stand by to record the darts contest. At the last moment, problems with the lighting rig delay the programme.
The programme opens
Commentator John Gywnne introduces the contest as producer Geoff Wilson directs the cameras.
The darts contest
With the darts contest well under way, the crew’s camera operators and engineers settle into the rhythm of the programme.
“Forget it, VT”
Ian Rutter, operating the videotape recorder, springs into action in preparation to perform a slow machine replay – but the show moves on and he is stood down.
Off the air
The darts contest concludes, the theme tune plays out, and the programme comes off the air. The crew reflects upon their achievement.
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