Tea Time Chat

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Tea Time Chat
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Genre: Magazine
First Broadcast: 23rd January 2017
No. of Episodes: 7
Producer(s): Kate Whitaker
Sam Hance
Tom Lee
Andy Tallon
Courtney Brotherson
Exec Producer(s): Edwin Barnes
Katherine Bell

Tea Time Chat (a.k.a Tea Time Chats) is a half-hour weekly magazine show. It was created by Kate Whitaker and Joel Mitchell. Featuring different presenters, producers and segments, it is a prime platform for new members to learn different skills. The first episode was broadcast in January 2017.

Set

It began with two sofas at a right angle to each other. The TV, which wasn't initially used, was in the middle and a small table was angled parallel to it, with a tea set on top. The black studio walls surrounded this and a quilt covered the presenters' sofa.

Throughout its evolution, the set traditionally had the same set-up, but with a working TV, the quilt hung above it, the table now parallel to the presenters, and newspaper covered wooden boards behind the sofas. The lighting was also changed to create a brighter friendlier feel to the show. On rare occasions, guests sit on the separate armchairs.

In recent episodes, the TV has been on the right hand side of the set, offering more width to the layout. It also allows for presenters and guests to sit with graphics next to them.

List of Episodes

Upcoming Episodes

None - but contact production@ystv.co.uk if you are interested in producing one.


Social Media

Tea Time Chat has been a strong outlet at YSTV for promoting the show and station through social media. Episode Five was advertised through Facebook Live as Joel did a tour (with Emily Friend on camera phone) around the studio, interviewing the key people who were going to make the show happen. This grew up to over 800 views very quickly. A similar trend happened for the Volunteering Special when a teaser video, filmed on the bridge by Central Hall, hit about 800 views in less than 24 hours. The show itself was also successfully broadcast via Facebook, although the live view-count was likely to have been quite low. Joel later gave permission to release a blooper's reel which was also a considerable success on Facebook.

For Episode 9, Sam and Tom went out and about with Dan and Courtney experimenting with different video transitions with the advert theme of being lost. The presenters were trying to find their way to the show in order to present.

Logo 2017 Jan-Oct

Mistakes

It wouldn't be YSTV production without a few mistakes. Tea Time Chat has often found live sound streaming to break, with synchronising the live stream, nervous random pressings of vision mixing buttons, autocue issues, wrong VTs and random music at the end of a blooper reel (Ep.7, since been edited out) being a forgivable mistake at one point or another.


Episode First Broadcast Producer(s) Presenter(s) Featuring
1 23rd January 2017 Kate Whitaker Kate Whitaker

Joel Mitchell

The show featured a discussion of current affairs with Nouse's Anna Coughlan. She was asked to recite a constitution stating her recommendation of Tea Time Chat, a feature that accidently, didn't last, even to the next interview! Joel then did a tour around the studio and gallery with floor manager and camera op Sam Hance. In a humorous discussion in the gallery, we discovered the sound on the live stream hadn't been working properly. AJ Hartley was interviewed by Kate to discuss the York Hornets, along with a VT.
2 23rd January 2017 Edwin Barnes

Katherine Bell

Joshua Gorrono Chapman

Andy Tallon

The show opened with Joel introducing the show's content and presenters with a green-screened picnic blanket background. After a VT filmed on drones, there was an interview with Drone Soc. This included a demonstration of flying it within the studio. John Chisham's Sessions set was then used as the show's musical act. This was followed by a VT featuring Katherine Bell doing vox-pop interviews students about current affairs. Joseph Silke from Nouse then spoke about current affairs with Josh and Andy.
3  ? Edwin Barnes

Katherine Bell

Joel Mitchell

Joshua Gorrono Chapman

The show began with an interview with YUSU President Millie Beach about the referendum on boycotting the National Student Survey. This was followed by a VT with Josh doing vox-pop interviews with students on their thought on the survey. Members from Nouse and Vision came in to discuss current affairs. This was followed by a VT featuring JuggleSoc interviewed by Sam Willcocks. Millie Beach then joined Joel and Josh again to discuss about the upcoming YUSU Elections and her job as President. The show closed with a Sessions set from Henry Fairnington.
4 20:30 14th February 2017 Edwin Barnes

Katherine Bell

Joel Mitchell

Grace Downer

The show began with regular current affairs chat this time with John and Callum (from the not yet established 'Politics Show Panel'). Joel and Grace then had a chat about he upcoming YUSU Election's coverage on YSTV. Joel then presented a VT interviewing and doing a pop-song based challenge with YUSU's Millie Beach and Dom Smithies. Joel and Grace then had a chat about Valentine's Day and their amusing stories. Grace then presented a VT taking a look around the Vintage Fair in James College. Back in the studio, Joel had been dressed up in a mask, apron and a scarf by the hat-wearing Grace. They proceeded to read out poor pick-up lines too. Kel Chamber's Sessions set then closed the show.
5 27th February 2017 Edwin Barnes

Katherine Bell

Joshua Gorrono Chapman

Andy Tallon

They discussed the recent YUSU Elections with two candidates. They then discussed the Oscar's and the famous mistake with TFTV's Nina Gray and Daniel Leigh. This was followed by an interview with Societea with the 'tea-total joke!'.
6 17th March 2017 Edwin Barnes

Katherine Bell

Grace Downer

Hui-Ling Phillips

This was Hui-Ling's first show as a presenter on YSTV.

Like all good long-running TV shows, Tea Time Chat had a best-of highlights reel to demonstrate what the show had achieved upon the end of term. Hui-Ling and Grace spoke about their favourite moments, with VT clips being played.

7 19:00 21st April 2017 Sam Hance

Tom Lee

Joel Mitchell

Raquel Bartra

Planned as a Volunteering Special from the last week of Spring Term, it was broadcast on the first Friday of Summer Term, making it what is probably the earliest planned Tea Time Chat thus far.

It featured an interview with Alice Driver one of the new YUSU Volunteering Officers, who spoke about projects at York and here ideas for the upcoming year. There was a VT, filmed on the previous Tuesday, about Nightsafe who were operated outside Kuda. Joel did an interview with three of their volunteers which was posted on their social media pages too. KEEN were interviewed by Joel and Raquel and they spoke about the project and getting involved. Joel and Raquel also spoke about their volunteering experiences, along with photos. With Roses ever-closer, the new trailer was shown along with a reminder of YSTV's upcoming coverage. The show was meant to end with a blooper reel from the show's trailer footage, but during the live stream an interesting guitar number was overlayed...

8 19:00 6th June 2017 Courtney Brotherson

Andy Tallon

Raquel Bartra

Dan Maher

9 20:00 2nd October 2017 Sam Hance

Tom Lee

Courtney Brotherson

Dan Maher

With a show rebranding, this episode was considered a fresher's special. It featured interviews with Agnieszka Gzuit, one of the ISA Presidents and Henry Fairington, the LGBT Part-Time Officer. Kenric Yuen presented Agony Sabb, a live segment interviewing Julian Porch the Academic Sabbatical Officer where he answered freshers' questions. There were also VTs of Behind The Streams and Sabb-sational questions (10 questions about Uni to the sabbs). This was the first show to use titles. This was also, yet another show, to have sound problems.
10 20:00 16th October 2017 Raquel Bartra

Dan Maher

Andy Tallon

Sam Hance

Styled as a mental health special. When none of the guests turned up YSTV did what YSTV does best. It plugged its on stuff. Joel came on to talk with Sam and Andy about experiences in YSTV, Sam spoke about Behind The Streams and his volunteering group, Raquel spoke about YorKitchen and how she needs a filmable kitchen (If you have one do contact us). It also featured a VT on Mental Health on Campus and a clip from the Coffee House Sessions performance from the previous week. Sam and Andy also read out a message from Nightline about what they offer to students as well as highlighting the Samaritans too.
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