One of the regular countdown sequences took us up to the top of the hour but when 11pm came, the news failed to appear on the BBC News Channel.
Instead, we had about a minute-and-a-half of the timerless countdown loop.
We then cut abruptly to a recording of BBC One’s BBC News at Ten, with a “Recorded” banner along the top of the screen.
But within seconds, the live news programme appeared, from Studio C, presented by Shaun Ley. Alas, we could not hear Shaun initially, as he worked through the opening headlines.
Shaun’s mic was put live after 20 seconds or so.
PICTURED: BBC News at Ten opening titles. COPYRIGHT: BBC.