No, however reverse talkback can of course be arranged separately if really required.
Though talkback is of limited use when, as both announcer and director, you are talking live to the viewers rather than counting studios on air.
Of course it could have been that one of the regular lines from Red Bee was used as well to provide a main and reserve path. Normally for news they'd have the clean and dirty from Red Bee (two paths of each I think)... and Red Bee will have a main and reserve into them from News
Incidentally there was two way talkback. Of course the director in Glasgow didn't need to count in the news as it was just joining the News Channel but presumably it's necessary to arrange the ending and in case of any changes, for example if there was a breakdown on the news channel just beforehand
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 3 January 2015 8:48pm