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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Saturday, 25 October 2014

TV show

As I walked along the Southbank of the Thames, between Waterloo and London Bridge, I was approached by a man who introduced himself as Martin. He wondered if I  had the time to watch a live filming of a TV show. He needed to find 50 people to make up the audience, as a pre booked group had just cancelled. Not one to miss out on an opportunity to do something different I agreed. The show was not one I watched as it is broadcast at lunchtime but I did manage to negotiate with Martin that I could have other tickets for a show I do enjoy watching.
This was the first time I had been into a TV studio to watch a live show being broadcast. We were primed on when to clap or laugh by the warm up comedian who got us in the mood for the show.

The programme is called 'Loose Women' and it is a kind of chat show discussing current topics. As it was a live show there were no second takes.








During the commercial breaks, hair was redone and notes reread.

I am now looking forward to my next visit in a couple of weeks time to see 'The Graham Norton Show'.

11 comments:

  1. That is something I have ever done and would not think to do. It must have interesting to see how it all fits together, especially live tv. I assume Norton will be a recorded show, so that will be quite a different experience.

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  2. I cannot seem to leave a comment. One more try. I love the Graham Norton show. :-)

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  3. I too am unable to get the comment to show up. Last try. Won't even bother to try to type precious comment.

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  4. That is something different to do. I like the Graham Norton show too.

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  5. It would be quite a fascinating experience. Lots of lights.

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  6. That is a nice experience, you don't have so often.

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  7. We have seen a couple of local daytime shows being filmed. It is always interesting.

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  8. I would like to take part personally..

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  9. I would have said yes as well! I think it is an odd title for a current events show, but then maybe loose women has a different connotation in England.

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  10. I love how you are open to new opportunities — and since you are, they come to you! What a cool experience. I used to watch Graham Norton when we had the Dish Network and got BBC. I liked his snide humor and wit a lot. Good negotiating (daytime TV has never been my thing — and nighttime gets worse every year I swear. … probably because when we gave up the Dish we lost all the good shows from your side of the pond.)

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