Making Big Night In

Executive producers Colin Hopkins and Peter Davey explain how the BBC’s Big Night In was made in strict lockdown conditions.

Big Night In was one of the early high-profile shows produced during the coronavirus lockdown. Organised in under three weeks, the team entered uncharted territory as they produced the show under strict health and safety regulations. Working with a large number of talent, not to forget a certain Royal, they raised an astonishing £70m for the NHS, Comic Relief and Children in Need.

In this video, executive producers Colin Hopkins and Peter Davey talk in depth to media consultant Nick Thorogood about the technical and editorial complexities of creating the show.

About this video

The video is a recording of a remote event on 10 June 2020, supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in the coronavirus pandemic.

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