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TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
That's standard for live programmes, the same happened when Something for the Weekend fell off air.


Though before when they were at Oasis Academy and they fell off air, Nicky seemed to know (2:50 in)

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RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
Today's blunder:

Central News South January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
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MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Johnr posted:
I noticed when it came back on Nicky was just in the middle of carrying on as usual as if nothing had happened, as if he wasn’t aware they had been broadcasting to nobody for the previous 10 minutes!


It's something that That's TV staff must be very familiar with.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
That's standard for live programmes, the same happened when Something for the Weekend fell off air.


Happened with The Last Leg too, in that case we saw the full show during later repeats.
JF
JetixFann450 Central Reporting Scotland
That's standard for live programmes, the same happened when Something for the Weekend fell off air.


Happened with The Last Leg too, in that case we saw the full show during later repeats.

Wasn't there that time they had Stephen Merchant on the show and then they had a technical fault, but the next weeks episode had the exact same announcer making fun of them?
Do you even read these?
LE
Lewismpsmith Meridian (South East) South East Today
BBC needs to bring back 'Against the Clock' for the breakdowns.



"You're watching BBC1, sorry about that, but I'm really pleased to say that we can now go to Best Inventions."
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CH
channel4squares1 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I remember some Look North bulletins were reply by (I think) Newsroom SE due to a cock up or two.

East Midlands Today shown BBC London News a few days ago during Breakfast. That's at least twice it happened now.
TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I remember some Look North bulletins were reply by (I think) Newsroom SE due to a cock up or two.

East Midlands Today shown BBC London News a few days ago during Breakfast. That's at least twice it happened now.


Look North (NE&C) failed to opt out during breakfast today.
NG
noggin Founding member
Johnr posted:
I noticed when it came back on Nicky was just in the middle of carrying on as usual as if nothing had happened, as if he wasn’t aware they had been broadcasting to nobody for the previous 10 minutes!


Yes - you usually carry on as normal for many reasons. These include not knowing whether you are off-air everywhere, not knowing when you will be cut back to, ensuring you have a recording to go up on iPlayer after transmission etc.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Johnr posted:
I noticed when it came back on Nicky was just in the middle of carrying on as usual as if nothing had happened, as if he wasn’t aware they had been broadcasting to nobody for the previous 10 minutes!


Yes - you usually carry on as normal for many reasons. These include not knowing whether you are off-air everywhere, not knowing when you will be cut back to, ensuring you have a recording to go up on iPlayer after transmission etc.


Point of order:
If a live programme falls off the air and the iPlayer copy is an off-air "recording", should it be on there as transmitted, fault and all, or does the system have access to a direct copy including the part of the programme that didn't go out?

Of course I suppose it depends on where in the chain the fault occurred. If it fell over between source and broadcasting, that's different to if it fell over before it left the source in the first place, or if the breakdown occurred because the power went out at the source, you can't record what you don't receive!
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Johnr posted:
I noticed when it came back on Nicky was just in the middle of carrying on as usual as if nothing had happened, as if he wasn’t aware they had been broadcasting to nobody for the previous 10 minutes!


Yes - you usually carry on as normal for many reasons. These include not knowing whether you are off-air everywhere, not knowing when you will be cut back to, ensuring you have a recording to go up on iPlayer after transmission etc.


Point of order:
If a live programme falls off the air and the iPlayer copy is an off-air "recording", should it be on there as transmitted, fault and all, or does the system have access to a direct copy including the part of the programme that didn't go out?

Of course I suppose it depends on where in the chain the fault occurred. If it fell over between source and broadcasting, that's different to if it fell over before it left the source in the first place, or if the breakdown occurred because the power went out at the source, you can't record what you don't receive!


Non technical presenter and production types won't worry themselves wondering which category and possibilities are applicable, so as Noggin says, just carry on regardless
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
There was a story from the time just after Sutton Coldfield transmitter opened when a live play ground to a halt and the cast walked off set. It transpired that the Alexandra Palace transmitter had failed so there was no point in continuing. (This happened so often there was a light in the studio to indicate it.)

The only problem was Sutton was still on...
Write that down in your copybook now.

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