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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Looking on iPlayer rewind, it appears Final Score started normally but quickly faded out and a few trails played, before the regular red breakdown slide appeared with apology from the announcer, and reading out tonight's schedule.
AA
aaron_scotland (previously aaronspence) Central Reporting Scotland
Is it normal for them to be stuck on black for what felt like a minute? Seems to me even if playout fails there should be a way of throwing anything up.
JV
James Vertigan Founding member West Country (West) Spotlight
What happened to BBC One this time?


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BE
Bennyboy1984 Meridian (South) South Today
This really seems to be a good year for those of us who like breakdowns Smile
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RO
robertclark125 Central Reporting Scotland
This really seems to be a good year for those of us who like breakdowns Smile


Can someone break down the breakdowns this year for us?! (Sorry, bad joke, couldn't resist!)
TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)


Guy sounded so nervous. Wonder if it was his first one.
JO
Josh
Shame that we didn't get to see the Christmas slide.
It looks like someone's bleached the Minions.
UN
Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
I was thinking that, don’t they have one made? I’m sure I saw it somewhere.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)




I guess there are likely multiple ways for the breakdown caption to get to air depending on the nature of the fault, this one seemed to be in the pres suite so may have restricted what was available to the Director.
Write that down in your copybook now.
LE
Lewismpsmith Meridian (South East) South East Today




I guess there are likely multiple ways for the breakdown caption to get to air depending on the nature of the fault, this one seemed to be in the pres suite so may have restricted what was available to the Director.

That breakdown caption looks even nicer than the one they usually use.
Hands. Face. Space.
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)


Guy sounded so nervous. Wonder if it was his first one.


Isn't he the person who's just moved over from ITV?

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thegeek Founding member London London

It's as if the director accidentally hit 'take next' a second time and the automation moved on to the next junction. I know ICE has its limitations, but isn't this the kind of situation where an emergency cut bus is your get-out-of-jail card?
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