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BBC Television Centre evacuations

(November 2009)

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ME
mediaman2007
Does anyone have any clips of when BBC News 24 has had to go off the air for numerous reasons over the years - going off air, the interim between, then coming back on air? Those that immediately spring to mind and I'd be interested to see are the powercuts in the early 2000s and the night News 24 was forced off air by a bomb going off at Television Centre. If I remember rightly when they came back from that it was quite eeiry hearing the headline "bomb blast devestates front of the BBC's Television Centre" as any of us still up were waiting to see why it had been cut off air for long. Was quite shocking to see why.
IT
itsrobert Founding member
I did have some video footage of the 2001 bomb attack but I don't seem to be able to locate it at the moment. I'll have a dig around to see what I can find.

In the meantime, I've uploaded some videos of the power cuts that affected BBC News in November and December 2003:

November 2003
December 2003 - Part 1
December 2003 - Part 2

Enjoy Smile
ME
mediaman2007
I did have some video footage of the 2001 bomb attack but I don't seem to be able to locate it at the moment. I'll have a dig around to see what I can find.

In the meantime, I've uploaded some videos of the power cuts that affected BBC News in November and December 2003:

November 2003
December 2003 - Part 1
December 2003 - Part 2

Enjoy Smile


Wow that is execellent, many thanks Robert! Smile

Yes the bomb attack which forced them off air would be very much appreciated. Like most of the powercut footage it seems to be very rare on the internet (well I can't find it anyway), probably because there wasn't half as much interest in uploading things to the web back then I guess.
MW
Mike W
if you go to TVC and look at one of the windows around the corner of where the bomb went off there is some shrapnel in the window frame.

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