Today’s edition of Politics Live on BBC Two experienced technical issues that caused the programme to be taken off air for a few minutes.
Presenter Jo Coburn was kicking off an interview with BBC colleague James Reynolds, who is currently based in Ukraine, when the picture froze (though lower-thirds were still operating). Although the programme’s audio could still be heard, BBC Two Playout took the programme off air completely.
A breakdown graphic was put up, with a verbal apology from the announcer. Music kicked in a few moments later.
Oddly, we rejoined the programme for about 30 seconds, stuck on the same frozen image that we had just left. But at least we got to hear James Reynolds.
We then cut back to the breakdown caption and music until the problem was fully resolved (a little over a minute later).
PICTURED: BBC Two breakdown graphic. COPYRIGHT: BBC.