We hosted both series of Keep It In The Family in our 11,800 sq ft Studio D at the BBC Elstree Centre.
Keep It In The Family is an unconventional game show that lets the kids call the shots, meaning anything can happen as two rival families’ battle it out for the chance to win amazing prizes. Presented by Bradley Walsh, the families also play to win in head-to-heads with celebrities from various hit shows, including The X Factor and Emmerdale.
The scale and complexity of the extensive Keep It In The Family set, which saw a large revolving area used during the family and celebrity face-offs, pushed the creative and technical capabilities of the production team and flexibility of the studio space.
On set: Keep It In The Family presenter Bradley Walsh in Elstree Studio D
All the action was captured on a standard 10 camera set-up in front of an audience of 400. The production made full use of Studio D’s fixed audience rostra and which enabled the production to efficiently maximise the studio floor space. The full breadth of Studio D’s ancillary facilities, including HD production galleries that were specifically designed to support large scale TV productions, were also utilised. Up to 20 radio mics were used for the extensive numbers of contestants, celebrities, and the musical numbers featured in the show.
Game play: McBusted partaking in the celebrity trap door challenge in Elstree Studio D
To accommodate the fast turnaround post production demands of handling around 40 hours per episode, we deployed a tapeless workflow. Material from the studio floor was ingested with an EVS IP Director video production management system and stored on an Avid ISIS | 7000 shared storage system. The series was edited & finished on Avid Symphony and mixed in Avid Pro Tools, before being sent via an Aspera transfer to ITV as DPP AS-11 files.