entertainment

BBC announce Pitch Perfect-inspired singing battle show

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Pitch Battle (working title) will pit some of the nation’s best choirs against each other in a range of choral challenges. These include Pitch Perfect inspired ‘Riff Offs’, a soloists challenge and an a capella round.

Competing choirs will be drawn from a range of musical styles: including pop, rock, folk, gospel and even fishermen’s choirs.

Robot Wars returns to BBC Two

Robot Wars, Razer, BBC Two

The show is coming back to BBC Two having originally run from 1998 to 2001 on the channel, before moving to Channel 5 for a final series in 2003.

The six-part series promises even more innovative fighting machines thanks to a raft of technological advances in the 12 years since it was last on air, as well as a behind the scenes look at the science of the robots featured.

Alan Tyler, BBC Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, promised “a mix of real people, real passion and raw power.”

Behind the Scenes: The One Show

In this episode, as part of our Behind the Scenes series, we take a look at the production process at The One Show. Known for its topical magazine style and famous guests, The One Show is hosted by Alex Jones and former Blue Peter star Matt Baker. The team bring daily live entertainment to our screens, so join us to see how they bring the show to life. 

 

New Directions in Immersive Entertainment by Dr Nicolas Lodge

When our senses are stimulated by wide-angle displays, spatial audio systems, smells, forces and compelling content, we can quite easily be encouraged to switch out of the real world and become part of the on-screen action, perhaps experiencing sweating and a rapid heartbeat as if we really were in a car chase. But how can we best trick the senses in order to harness this ‘immersive’ effect for entertainment purposes? How can we avoid feelings of sickness? What kind of production grammar is appropriate?