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Message started by Administrator on Feb 20th, 2015, 5:44pm

Title: "Top Gear- Top Sound"
Post by Administrator on Feb 20th, 2015, 5:44pm

Lucy Johnstone who works at Envy Post Production doing audio post on Top Gear has been interviewed by Asbjoern Anderson for "A Sound effect".

In the interview, which may be found here, she describes her part in the team effort that has helped to make BBC Worldwide's "top Gear"
"an absolute giant, with an estimated 350 million views per week in 170 different countries (!). Itís also listed in the Guinness World Record Book for 2013 as the Most Widely Watched Factual TV Programme In The World. "

"The original "Top Gear" (according to Wikipedia) started as a monthly television series produced by BBC Midlands, based at Pebble Mill. The 30 minute programmes had a magazine format and were transmitted to viewers in the Midlands region only. Top Gear and its title, was conceived by Executive Producer Derek Smith. The programme covered motoring related issues such as new car road tests, fuel economy, safety, the police, speeding, insurance, second-hand cars and holiday touring.

The first programme was broadcast on April 22, 1977, on BBC 1 Midlands at 2215. It was presented by Angela Rippon and Tom Coyne, who was front man of the local evening news programme, Midlands Today. In the first edition, Angela Rippon drove from Shepherd's Bush in London, to the Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham, reporting on driving conditions en route. Other items covered in the first programme were speed traps, fuel economy, strange new road signs and an interview with the Transport Minister. There were nine programmes in that initial series."

In the interview, Lucy describes the latest techniques involved in post-production, with special attention to the international clearances for the music selected.

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