THE NEWS STUDIO

30     ‘Standby for transmission …’

‘… thick padded doors and walls, anything from two to five cameras looking hungrily for something to shoot, a flock of technicians waiting behind doublethickness glass (bullet-proof perhaps?) for the producer’s every word (and mistake?) – all this could just as well be a torture chamber as a television studio.

‘Once you know how to do it, directing a studio can become addictive, an exhilarating drug which can stimulate you to a “high” it takes hours to come down from. ‘

–ON CAMERA*

The elevated backdrop of a city at night, presided over by a pair of benign oracles who dispense wisdom to the nation from behind the swish, uncluttered lines of a vast and authoritative newscasters’ desk.

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