The national weather bulletin normally scheduled as the final item on the BBC News at Six was tonight dropped from the programme due to technical difficulties.
Presenter Clive Myrie provided a link into the weather forecast as normal. However, it became clear fairly quickly that something was wrong.
Clive’s link was followed by a few seconds of dead air. Weather presenter Stav Danaos then appeared – but not quite as expected.
It seemed as though the weather bulletin had been pre-recorded and the video was stuck on the first frame.
The frozen image remained on screen for about five seconds before the director cut back to Clive who apologised and proceeded to wrap up the programme and hand across to the regional news, a little earlier than planned.
Apparently, technical problems prevented the weather bulletin being broadcast live, as would normally have been the case. However, the fallback – a pre-recorded bulletin – then failed to run.
The issues at the end of the BBC News at Six, meant the programme finished a couple of minutes earlier than expected. So, the handover to the BBC regional news centres was brought forward.
All nations and regions were pretty much on the ball. However, there was a bit of a glitch at the start of BBC Spotlight, in the BBC South West region: