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JetixFann450661 posts since 25 Mar 2013
STV 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?
noggin14,704 posts since 26 Jun 2001
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.
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Neil Jones5,947 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
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!
Markymark7,560 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
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
Steve in Pudsey10,556 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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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