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RML and Live from the BBC

There have been so many changes in the Industry over recent years and channels have been in constant competition with each other to get rating figures. More and more channels have been produced, meaning that they can have a more target audience. In 2003 BBC Three was launched. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16–34-year-old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent and new technologies.

With that in mind, comedy is perfect for the channel and that is why a new series of Live from the BBC began filming last weekend at the iconic and intimate radio and theatre venue, Broadcasting House. The show is designed to showcase some of the Industry’s latest talent and acts including James Acaster, Dane Baptiste, Sofie Hagen, Adam Hess, Tez Ilyas, Nish Kumar, and Felicity Ward are already confirmed. Further acts will be announced at a later date but the show is riding high on the back of the success of things such as Live at the Apollo and promises to be a brilliants night’s entertainment, filmed in front of a live audience.

Martin Kempton is to design the shows’ lighting with equipment provided by RML (Richard Martin Lighting). He has chosen to use Pixel Pars, Stage Bar 54s, X1TC Battens and a followspot on this occasion, and he explained: I needed a range of flicker-free LED fixtures that I could use along with the lights that are built in to this unique venue. The production brief was to create a warm, sophisticated look that was not 'light entertainment' but enhanced the beautiful art deco architecture of the room. We had very little time to rig so it was essential that the kit was reliable and as ever with RML I wasn't disappointed.”

The series will be co funded by BBC Worldwide and produced by Phil McIntyre Television.

19th November 2015

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