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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