Writer Tim Dawson on the final stages of making Coming of Age Series 3
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As regular fans of the show will know, it is recorded in front of a live studio audience and so we asked the writer Tim Dawson to share a little bit about the last stages of the production process.
I always enjoy the dub, which is when we work on the sound of the show after recording has finished. It's when Ed Bye (Director), Simon London (Producer) and me get to decide exactly how we want the show to sound. Coming of Age has always had a raucous atmosphere, but in the new series we really wanted to push this. So we've left in as much of the genuine laughter, applause, oohs and aahs from the studio audience as we can. This is essential for the type of material I write. Bawdy jokes and visual comedy demand a big reaction, and if you sanitise that you can end up with something a bit flat and unconvincing. I think one of the reasons modern shows are so often accused of using 'canned laughter' is because people get tempted to over process the audience reaction, leading to a generic sound track. Sitcoms are a uniquely theatrical television experience, and I want Coming of Age to celebrate that.
Behind the scenes with the cast of Coming of Age
The studio audience watching Coming of Age being recorded.
Obviously I can't wait for you to see the new series - but I can't wait for you to hear it either.
Tim Dawson is the writer of Coming of Age and you can watch series 3 this Tuesday at 10.30pm on BBC Three.
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- Read Tim's previous blog post about series 3
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