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Big Brother House Bahrain - before program launch


From 2002 to 2003 I was part of the Dutch technical team from FilmPartners International to setup the Big Brother House in Romania and Bahrain (BB Middle East).

The Middle Eastern version of Big Brother was only 10 days on-air. The owner of MBC Television ordered the program closure for unkown reasons. Within a day all contestants and crew were gone and the Bahrain BB House was deserted.

Because I was the only freelancer on the Dutch team I stayed a little longer to take care of the equipment. I ended up living in the Big Brother House by myself for 3 months and was asked to work for MBC Television in Dubai.

AstridvanderKnaap - Big Brother House Bahrain - topview
Big Brother House Bahrain - ladies bedroom Big Brother Bahrain - AstridvanderKnaap fix garden camera Big Brother Bahrain - equipment from Holland arriving
The BB House ladies bedroom, my living space for 3 months. Fixing the garden camera the night before the launch of the show. The equipment from Holland arrived, more open air transport than we are used to in Holland.


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