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Lewismpsmith35 posts since 12 May 2018
Meridian (South East) South East Today
Rain caused some trouble at Wimbledon in 2002, which meant BBC1 made the decision to show BBC News at One as planned with Wimbledon on BBC2, problem is, the BBC1 ident (the same ident that went out on BBC1) goes out on BBC2 with a very confused announcer!

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Si-Co2,054 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I’m sure someone posted another example upthread where a BBC One ident went out on BBC Two (or vice versa) when there was a schedule change. The explanation given was to do with how the idents are loaded onto the server, but I can’t say I understood it. Can anyone clarify?
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Inspector Sands13,380 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Nothing to do with how they are loaded onto the server. If it happened like above when things moved between channels It'll be because the director copied that part of the schedule from the other channel and forgot/didn't have a chance to change the idents. The system doesn't care or know that that video clip shouldn't be used on that channel it will play what it's told

That shouldn't be too difficult to do it, it'll just be a case of copying one of the idents scheduled later or they'll be on a template or similar list
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Lewismpsmith35 posts since 12 May 2018
Meridian (South East) South East Today
Sky Sports had a wobble just now where right after an ad-break, the screen literally cut to black.

Somebody at Sky had clearly pulled the wrong plug!


I was anticipating a breakdown caption but it only went off for about 10 seconds. On Main Event the DOG remained on screen throughout.


Exactly the same thought as me. Was thinking a breakdown caption was eventually going to appear but the picture did come back.

The DOG remained on the screen throughout on "Football" too.
Richard887 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
When I was living in Northern Ireland, I remember a time in 1991 when BBC Belfast had to evacuate the Broadcasting House in Belfast, and transmission was transferred to BBC One in London and the South-East. I remember my mum and dad were waiting for Inside Ulster to air at 5.35pm, as BBC One NI used to air Neighbours at 6.30, suddenly the picture froze and we went straight to a BBC One London/SE continuity, and into Neighbours.

We knew something was a miss here, and after the Six O'Clock News we went straight into Newsroom South East with Guy Michelmore. Baffled at this, but delighted to see a different region for once.

I remember BBC Radio Ulster aired a bulletin at 7pm, apologising for the disruption, and they were back in the building, a false alarm.

Inside Ulster was back at 9.28pm.


I remember that too. They managed to air “Inside Ulster News” with Sean Rafferty at 6:55 as normal (this update was introduced when the Six O’Clock news ending changed from 6:35 to 6:30) although it was from the main studio rather than the bulletin studio they usually used at that time.

There was another occasion where technical problems meant Inside Ulster was crashing in and out of Neighbours at 5:35 but didn’t manage to get on air until about 5:50.

Not a breakdown, but I remember that in the early 90s BBC 2 Northern Ireland used to air the BBC 2 South East programme “First Sight” complete with the South East ident at the start and trailers for South East local radio stations at the end. Not sure why, happened for a few years IIRC. The English regions opted out (it was the Thursday regional slot) as did Scotland and Wales but I think Wales aired it too, just at a different time.