BBC Wales HQ struck down by power cut

BBC Wales has been affected by a power cut this evening. BBC Wales Today failed to appear at 6.30pm and was quickly replaced by BBC Northern Ireland’s BBC Newsline. BBC One Northern Ireland output went out on BBC One Wales between 6.30pm and 8pm.

From 6.30pm, BBC Two Wales was replaced by BBC Two Network output.

A local programme due to go out at 7.30pm on BBC One Wales – Weatherman Walking – was postponed and replaced by an edition of Garden Rescue, which was being broadcast by BBC One Northern Ireland (and BBC One Network).

VIDEO: capturing the moment BBC Wales Today fails to appear and is then replaced by BBC Newsline from Belfast. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 6.30pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-01.
VIDEO: BBC One NI continuity going out on BBC One Wales at 7pm. Announcer: Jennie Browne. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 7pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-02.
VIDEO: BBC One NI continuity going out on BBC One Wales at 7.30pm – includes an apology to BBC One Wales viewers for no Weatherman Walking. Announcer: Jennie Browne. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 7.30pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-03.
VIDEO: BBC One NI continuity going out on BBC One Wales at 8pm – includes a quick acknowledgement to BBC Wales viewers. Announcer: Jennie Browne. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 8pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-04.

During EastEnders, BBC One Wales switched formally to disaster recovery mode, with a continuity suite in Belfast now controlling the channel’s output. This enabled BBC One Wales-branded trails and idents to be resumed. BBC NI head of presentation, Mark Simpson was in the announcer/director chair.

VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 8.30pm. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 8.30pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-05.
VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 9pm – again, coming from Belfast. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 9pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-06.
VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 9.30pm – still from Belfast. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 9.30pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-07.
VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 10pm – Belfast still in control. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 10pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-08.

The BBC Wales Today headlines at the top of the BBC News at 10 were replaced by Sportsday headlines (as usually broadcast on the BBC News Channel, instead of regional news headlines).

The BBC Wales Today bulletin at 10.25pm was broadcast from Cardiff studio C2 as planned – and was extended slightly, presumably to compensate for the loss of the 6.30pm programme. Presenter Jennifer Jones read from paper scripts throughout the bulletin – autocue appeared to be unavailable. Lower-thirds were also absent. However, BBC Northern Ireland was still in control of overall output for BBC One Wales at this stage.

VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 10.45pm. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 10.45pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-09.
VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 11.15pm. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 16th August 2019, 11.15pm. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-10.
VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 12.10am. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 17th August 2019, 12.10am. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-11.
VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 1.10am. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 17th August 2019, 1.10am. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-12.
VIDEO: BBC One Wales junction at 2.15am. Announcer: Mark Simpson. TX DATE/TIME: 17th August 2019, 2.15am. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-13.

Moments after joining the BBC News Channel, BBC Northern Ireland put up their cue dot in the top right corner of the screen, in readiness for being removed from the distribution chain for BBC One Wales. BBC Northern Ireland playout was disconnected at 2.40am:

VIDEO: BBC Northern Ireland being removed from the distribution chain for BBC One Wales. Look out for the BBC NI cue dot disappearing, top right of screen. TX DATE/TIME: 17th August 2019, 2.40am. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-14.

A short time later, BBC Wales playout came back online:

VIDEO: BBC Wales playout comes back online on BBC One Wales at 2.47am. The appearance of the (larger) BBC Wales cue dot (top right of screen) marks the moment Cardiff comes back on air. TX DATE/TIME: 17th August 2019, 2.47am. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1728-15.

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:

PICTURED: an image from the BBC loop usually played out on the clean feed of BBC One and BBC Two during junctions. It appeared on BBC One Wales instead of BBC Wales Today initially this evening. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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