JUST FOR LAUGHS
Wild Rover has had succesful BBC commissions over 6 seasons with their adaptation of the Candian 'Candid Camera' style gags programme 'Just For Laughs'. Anna McCaughtry was the Production Designer & Art Director for Series 4.
It is a large task for the art department to make sure there are props, costumes, special effects, set design & stunt paraphernalia [including cars & ambulances], ready for at least 3 gags per day, with stand-by rain-cover gags ready to go should the weather be against the shoot.
It was a military style setup, with a massive hall for storage & creation, and Anna heading up the production design team. There was regular liasing with set building companies, stuntmen, car specialists, and various materials manufacturers.