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Neil Jones4,540 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Slightly different "breakdown" here from the ill-fated National Lottery Big Ticket project, both in the fact it was a a disaster for Camelot and a disaster for the BBC because a) the audience walked out halfway through filming and b) the show tried to make out that it was live. When it wasn't. The draws were live but nothing else was.

Here's virtual host Bernie having a graphical meltdown:


Quite why they decided to have a virtual host for this segment is anybody's guess.
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robertclark1251,247 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Not a breakdown per se, but I recall once how, in the late 1980s, there was an afternoon BBC2 news bulletin, with the regional news after it. When it came to the regional news, we could just see the Scottish newsreader and studio, but couldn't hear him. We could also see the news reader for BBC north west, which also covered the whole of Cumbria at this time, and hear him. The fault did eventually get fixed, right at the end of the bulletin!
russty_russ78 posts since 17 Feb 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Slightly different "breakdown" here from the ill-fated National Lottery Big Ticket project, both in the fact it was a a disaster for Camelot and a disaster for the BBC because a) the audience walked out halfway through filming and b) the show tried to make out that it was live. When it wasn't. The draws were live but nothing else was.

Here's virtual host Bernie having a graphical meltdown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRkGgojH7uk

Quite why they decided to have a virtual host for this segment is anybody's guess.


Looks like a virtual Amanda Holden!
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GMc gave kudos
JoshX (previously LuckyC) 650 posts since 21 Dec 2014
Slightly different "breakdown" here from the ill-fated National Lottery Big Ticket project, both in the fact it was a a disaster for Camelot and a disaster for the BBC because a) the audience walked out halfway through filming and b) the show tried to make out that it was live. When it wasn't. The draws were live but nothing else was.

Here's virtual host Bernie having a graphical meltdown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRkGgojH7uk

Quite why they decided to have a virtual host for this segment is anybody's guess.


Looks like a virtual Amanda Holden!

Sounds like Sarah Millican, too!
It's not even realistic.
First Poster Award from 2016
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GMc gave kudos
Steve in Pudsey9,429 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Not a breakdown per se, but I recall once how, in the late 1980s, there was an afternoon BBC2 news bulletin, with the regional news after it. When it came to the regional news, we could just see the Scottish newsreader and studio, but couldn't hear him. We could also see the news reader for BBC north west, which also covered the whole of Cumbria at this time, and hear him. The fault did eventually get fixed, right at the end of the bulletin!

Which region are you in? If you're in Cumbria, was this the era when you for seperate Cumbria bulletins at some points of the day,
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Neil Jones4,540 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Slightly different "breakdown" here from the ill-fated National Lottery Big Ticket project, both in the fact it was a a disaster for Camelot and a disaster for the BBC because a) the audience walked out halfway through filming and b) the show tried to make out that it was live. When it wasn't. The draws were live but nothing else was.

Here's virtual host Bernie having a graphical meltdown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRkGgojH7uk

Quite why they decided to have a virtual host for this segment is anybody's guess.


Looks like a virtual Amanda Holden!

Sounds like Sarah Millican, too!


It's actually Kate Robbins, sister of Ted. You might know her better from Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies sitcom and as part of an ensemble group representing the UK at Eurovision in 1980.
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robertclark1251,247 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Not a breakdown per se, but I recall once how, in the late 1980s, there was an afternoon BBC2 news bulletin, with the regional news after it. When it came to the regional news, we could just see the Scottish newsreader and studio, but couldn't hear him. We could also see the news reader for BBC north west, which also covered the whole of Cumbria at this time, and hear him. The fault did eventually get fixed, right at the end of the bulletin!

Which region are you in? If you're in Cumbria, was this the era when you for seperate Cumbria bulletins at some points of the day,


I was living in, and still live in, Central Scotland, so it was something of a surprise to end up getting a Cumbrian bulletin. I should add, I can't remember what the continuity announcement was like before the bulletin, if we heard both Scotland and Cumbria, or just Scotland, but I don't recall any apology afterwards for the fault.
Si-Co1,870 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Not a breakdown per se, but I recall once how, in the late 1980s, there was an afternoon BBC2 news bulletin, with the regional news after it. When it came to the regional news, we could just see the Scottish newsreader and studio, but couldn't hear him. We could also see the news reader for BBC north west, which also covered the whole of Cumbria at this time, and hear him. The fault did eventually get fixed, right at the end of the bulletin!

Which region are you in? If you're in Cumbria, was this the era when you for seperate Cumbria bulletins at some points of the day,


I was living in, and still live in, Central Scotland, so it was something of a surprise to end up getting a Cumbrian bulletin. I should add, I can't remember what the continuity announcement was like before the bulletin, if we heard both Scotland and Cumbria, or just Scotland, but I don't recall any apology afterwards for the fault.


We have talked about various ways the network could be configured with testcards and music originating in, say, Birmingham or Manchester being “sent” to all regions to the north, to avoid viewers seeing a programme on the feed that was being played out from London to be remotely recorded. If this news bulletin immediately followed a trade test transmission, could that explain why Manchester/NW content was being seen in Scotland, and an opt out of this feed hadn’t worked properly?
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