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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Here's a breakdown from the local election of 2006 were BBC One loses pictures just before 3 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fu6-dyskQ8

On further research, I found out it was a power failure in their studios and around part of the Westminister area at the time via Nick Robinsons Newslog at the time of the election: https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/nickrobinson/2006/05/lights_out.html

BBC One handed over to BBC News 24 just after 3am and didn't return till 4am when the problems were sorted.

Was that bit of research looking at my comment on the video? Wink
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JF
JetixFann450 Central Reporting Scotland
That had to be the most unintentional, yet hilariously funny technical problem to occur, especially before Anthony King was about to say something about the Tories.

It was actually a power cut in Westminster, right as the whole thing was windling down.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/nickrobinson/2006/05/lights_out.html
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SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Barring the Channel 4 Michael Jackson incident, I don't think there are that many intentional technical problems
Write that down in your copybook now.
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Unless you were to believe the conspiracies about sabotaged party political broadcasts in the past Razz
BE
Bennyboy1984 (previously SonicBen2706) Meridian (South) South Today
Unless you were to believe the conspiracies about sabotaged party political broadcasts in the past Razz


Oh god, can you imagine if one of Boris’ announcements “fell off air”
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Ittr
Unless you were to believe the conspiracies about sabotaged party political broadcasts in the past Razz


Oh god, can you imagine if one of Boris’ announcements “fell off air”

Now you've said it, I'm anticipating this occurring Laughing
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'm surprised it's never happened before. <insert joke about hot air and fire alarms>
Write that down in your copybook now.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Ittr posted:
Unless you were to believe the conspiracies about sabotaged party political broadcasts in the past Razz


Oh god, can you imagine if one of Boris’ announcements “fell off air”

Now you've said it, I'm anticipating this occurring Laughing


Might look like this:

(satire/mock/spoof, in case anybody thinks otherwise!)
LE
Lewismpsmith Meridian (South East) South East Today
CITV and probably the most entertaining breakdown filler seen on UK TV.

https://youtu.be/UG8qAIk2MCU


Going back to this breakdown filler from CITV, I remember a comment on this video from years ago that has been removed since (somebody reposted this in a response to another comment from memory)

It was during a kids Gladiators programme (I think it was Gladiators: Train 2 Win) where constant technical difficulties kept taking the show off air, the problems got so bad that they decided to end CITV early that afternoon (my guess is either it was the last programme in their schedule or the problems were that bad, they did this as a last resort) where eventually Steve Ryde said "CITV will be back on Monday." and afterwards, you hear him throw down some papers.

I don't blame Steve for that to be honest, I would be annoyed too! Laughing
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Train 2 Win started on one of the Saturday Morning shows (Wiki suggests 1995, which would have been the Scratchy and Co era) and was later moved to Fridays at 4:40pm so by the point mentioned above it would have been the last programme of the day (it had a new format for its second series onwards apparently to more closely mirror its adult programme as opposed to the "educational" view it took first time round)
SW
Steve Williams
Train 2 Win started on one of the Saturday Morning shows (Wiki suggests 1995, which would have been the Scratchy and Co era) and was later moved to Fridays at 4:40pm so by the point mentioned above it would have been the last programme of the day (it had a new format for its second series onwards apparently to more closely mirror its adult programme as opposed to the "educational" view it took first time round)


Yes, it did indeed start on Scratchy and Co, as part of their revamp in September 1995 when it was decided to axe What's Up Doc and keep it running until the end of the year (I remember reading about that in one of the first issues of Broadcast I ever bought, where someone from STV said about What's Up Doc, "we had two good years but last year we really got thumped").

UKGameshows suggests Andi Peters was involved in this first incarnation but he was still at the Beeb at the time, but he did produce the later series during his spell at LWT, hence the arrival of Mitch and Lee Sharpe, as Peters used Sharpe in a few things around that time. I remember they did a behind the scenes show of An Audience With The Spice Girls (which Peters also produced) for CITV and Sharpe presented that.
CU
Curto21 North Reporting Scotland
Here's a breakdown from Westcountry where a Kit-Kat advert almost never made it to air due to VT problems

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