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    Posted by rose eadie (U15304750) on Wednesday, 31st July 2013

    As I watched one of my favourite programmes, after its return from the tennis break, I couldn't help wandering why the BBC knowing the time of year that it will be shown couldent get the scenes right. It is July and yes we don't always have a good summer but to have shot outside of scenes in the snow, knowing that it is to be shown in July, and as the show is suppose to be time/seasonal related, then surely the scenes/stories should have been centred inside the surgery, homes etc. It really does take away the reality of the stories, what are you going to do at Christmas, show everyone on a beach having Christmas party's and dinner, were not in Australia you know!

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    Posted by puppydogeyes (U14659366) ** on Wednesday, 31st July 2013

    Presumably this is Doctors

    Programmes like this that are shown 5 times a week have a notoriously quick turn around-like all ongoing dramas and are probably shot 8 or so weeks ahead.

    On you theory then it is going to take a year from filming to broadcast to get the outside scenes factually correct-probably just not practical

    I would just accept the odd quirk as something to live with.

    Emmerdale on the other side is notorious for having odd looking unseasonal outside scenes.

    You cannot control weather-I suspect that snow was not expected when all the locations. equipment, technicians actors etc were booked

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    Posted by rose eadie (U15304750) on Wednesday, 31st July 2013

    I understand this but it can be avoided by using indoor scenes or technology available to make the appearance of outdoor ones, and why mention another channels programme, this was irrelevant. I was discussing the BBC , if I needed to make comments about the other channels programme, one that I might not watch, I would contact them.

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    Posted by puppydogeyes (U14659366) ** on Wednesday, 31st July 2013

    Oh for goodness sake-why so aggressive?

    Just pointing out the pitfalls of outside filming and schedules and giving an example of another one

    You seem to have no idea about how programmes are made.

    I give up

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 1st August 2013

    I understand this but it can be avoided by using indoor scenes or technology available to make the appearance of outdoor ones, and why mention another channels programme, this was irrelevant. I was discussing the BBC , if I needed to make comments about the other channels programme, one that I might not watch, I would contact them.  Doctors isn't a big budget show, so it doesn't have the budget to reschedule and create indoor sets that appear to be the outdoors, or to use sophisticated technology to create the appearance of an outdoor location indoors - all these things can be done for major feature films, but they're completely out of the question for a daytime soap programme.

    As thedogcody says, filming is pretty intense for these programmes, and they have a tight schedule, which they have to stick to come hell or high water - or even snow! smiley - snowman

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    Posted by Dover Soul (U14934992) on Thursday, 1st August 2013

    Thinking about it, especially as there was only one snowy episode, I wonder if it was supposed to have been shown before the summer break but had to be rescheduled, maybe because of the Thatcher funeral delayed all the episodes by a day.

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    Posted by rose eadie (U15304750) on Thursday, 1st August 2013

    Thanks, you could be right . But I thought that there was more than one episode with the snow on the ground, but thanks for the amenable answer.

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    Posted by rose eadie (U15304750) on Thursday, 1st August 2013

    Thank you for you explanation, we the viewers don't have the information regarding the finances available for daytime shows, and perhaps we assume that with the new BBC studios, that the technology was available for all.

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    Posted by Dover Soul (U14934992) on Thursday, 1st August 2013

    I thought there was only one snowy day, but if there were two then the same could apply. The Thatcher funeral came to mind but there could have been another day that the normal schedules were changed.

    BTW from what I understand Doctors is made by BBC Birmingham in Birmingham so not in the new studios.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 1st August 2013

    Thank you for you explanation, we the viewers don't have the information regarding the finances available for daytime shows, and perhaps we assume that with the new BBC studios, that the technology was available for all.  You're welcome rose, to do this type of thing you'd be talking major film studios - it's 'feature film sort of production' rather than TV in general.

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