Robin Ince and Brian Cox to record with a 'virtual' radio audience | Infinite Monkey Cage taping is a BBC first

Robin Ince and Brian Cox to record with a 'virtual' radio audience

Infinite Monkey Cage taping is a BBC first

Robin Ince and  Professor Brian Cox are to pioneer a new BBC technology to record radio show with a virtual studio audience.

The pair will record an edition of their Radio 4 science/comedy show The Infinite Monkey Cage via Zoom on Monday.

And the reactions of the audiences in their homes will be recorded via new system the BBC calls Virtual Audience Recording.

Those in the show will also be able to hear reactions from all other audience members live, in the aim of recreating the feeling of being in a studio together.

The Corporation says: ‘Audience members will be encouraged to react in the same way they would in a theatre - laugh, applaud and react whenever they want to, and when we mix everything together it will sound amazing.’

Monday’s taping takes place at 5pm and listeners need an up-to-date version of Google Chrome on a PC or Mac, not a tablet or  phone. Click here to enter a random draw for tickets.

Published: 29 May 2020

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