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March 24, 2011

next season - no Edinburgh?

The BBC is currently advertising that the next six shows will be recorded on Sunday 10th April at 6.30pm, Tuesday 26th April at 7.30pm and Tuesday 3rd May at 7.30pm all at Broadcasting House In London.

Now the summer season usually starts in July - in recent years in mid-July.

Do you record shows in early April to be broadcast three, four, even five months later? I think not. Looks to me like the plan is to have the next series begin in early May.

But if that is the case, could it be that JAM will not be at the Edinburgh Fringe this year? The Edinburgh Festival is of course always in mid to late August. The Edinburgh shows have usually played within a week or two of being recorded at the Fringe as part of the BBC's coverage of the Festival.

At the moment it looks to me like the plan is for JAM not to go to Edinburgh this year. Maybe Clue will go instead?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radio 4 has a strong presence at the Edinburgh festival and as such I would be *very* surprised if there was no JAM recording this year.

Many of the contestants visit the festival for their own shows, including Nicholas.


11:14 am  
Blogger Dean said...

it will be a change from a 18 year tradition - but I've spelled out the timing issue. Yes I'm aware many panelllists perform at Edinburgh. √Čven so it will still be more costly to record at Edinburgh than at Broadcasting House.

7:47 am  
Anonymous Mike Garland said...

Went to Sunday's recordings. Excellent! Giles, Tony Hawks, Paul and Julian Clary. Great fun!!!

9:11 pm  
Blogger Dean said...

Mike - I have another email saying the team was Paul, Gyles, Julian and Graham Norton - any possibility of a typo?

9:23 am  

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