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BBC Studioworks “pulls out all the stops” for Children in Need

Sixth annual show to be broadcast tonight

BBC’s Children in Need Appeal show is to be broadcast this evening from BBC Studioworks’ Elstree operation for the sixth consecutive year.

The all-singing and all-dancing live charity fundraiser, which broadcasts this evening, is being hosted in BBC Studioworks’ 11,800 sq. ft. Studio D.

According to Studioworks, the 35-inch-high set took five days to build and is illuminated by more than 170 pieces of lighting controlled by six desks.

The 10-camera set-up has also been configured to capture the action on the stage and within the 500-strong studio audience.

During the live broadcast, StudioWorks post production village will manage live feeds from multiple UK locations, featuring fundraising and regional stories using a bespoke build that intercuts with performances from the studio.

The fundraising, ‘thank you’ and ‘appeal film VT’ content will be played into the studio from the village during tonight’s transmission.

EVS XT3 servers will record all content from the studio onto an Avid Nexis system and feed directly to the edit, allowing for highlights montages to be cut for inclusion into the live show.

Once the live show ends, BBC Studioworks is set to continue editing into the night with the turnaround of a 60-minute highlights programme for delivery and broadcast on BBC One on Sunday 18 November.

BBC Studioworks head of studios and post production, John O’Callaghan said “Children in Need is not only a great cause, but a giant and complex show which requires our teams pull out all the stops to accommodate the productions’ requirements for a seamless live transmission.”