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At 18.00 we would go to supper, back at 19:00. From 19.00 to 19.30 there were notes for the crew and line-up for cameras and record VT as it was in the basement! THE HERON If we were lucky we would finish recording around 20.15, then do the de- rig which took about 30 minutes and if all went well be in the BBC Club for a beer by 20.45. The director usually put some money behind the bar for the crew! I remember quite a few times the show was live which made the whole production far more stressful but very exciting! Of course now with lightweight cameras the days of tracking with these particular cranes is over but is it concerning that there are many people now working in the broadcast industries who have not the skills to work on this type of production, indeed how many camera and vision mixing people can actually do bar counts? And are PA’s being trained who can do bar counts, timings and shot call all at the same time, a great skill! A dying skill like coppicing? THE NIKE KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 114 JUNE 2016 | 39