I know of a certain broadcast facility where an engineer warming up some falafel in the microwave set off the fire alarm and forced a high-profile primetime show off air...
That wouldn't happen to be this incident? I think it was revealed afterwards that a microwave was the cause of the alarm going off…
Speaking of this video, it's funny how when they cut into the VT
, Matt says "Hopefully we'll see you in a little while" and then right at the end of the segment they do the classic, freezeframe on screen for 3 seconds, then fading to a black screen for an unearthly amount of time before the director's cut straight into the breakdown slide!
Could you imagine what the viewer must of felt like? Must of felt very eerie being left in the dark like that, especially after hearing a fire alarm during a live show, you would of thought "Has there been an actual fire?"
Either that, or that's just me.
At that time The One Show was recorded in the same building as BBC One playout (or so we thought), and the initial discussion on here was whether playout had evacuated too and the announcements were generic pre-recorded ones. However it turned out that though they share a reception, playout and The One Show's studio were in separate buildings with separate fire alarm systems. So I don't know why playout were seemingly caught on the hop - were they having trouble sourcing a filler programme or getting it to play? We can only speculate.
Unfortunately scheduled programme aside, I've seen this clip a few times before, and is it just me or does that slide look really fake? I'm sure it isn't, it just doesn't look like it's been recorded off VHS for some reason.