Category: Bloopers

If something doesn’t go quite to plan on air, rest assured, we’ll be there to capture the moment and ensure you don’t miss it.

Technical fault disrupts BBC NI’s Spotlight programme

BBC Northern Ireland’s current affairs programme Spotlight was disrupted last night by a technical fault. Shortly after 11pm, the picture froze. Just under a minute later, a breakdown graphic appeared, accompanied by a verbal apology

Storm Ciara takes The Big Questions off the air

This morning’s edition of The Big Questions fell victim to Storm Ciara for a time. The problems started shortly after 11am, when the picture and audio broke up. A few seconds later, the connection to

Technical problems take BBC News off air

In the early hours of this morning, the BBC News Channel was forced to resort to recorded material from the previous hour due to technical problems. At midnight, the domestic news channel was due to

BBC One Christmas ident aired in error

BBC One Yorkshire and Lincolnshire aired one of this year’s Christmas BBC One idents in error this morning, in the junction leading into the regional Sunday Politics programme. Christmas presentation is not due to launch

Sound fault disrupts Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two

A sound fault took this evening’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two off air for a few minutes. The sound dropped out during a live interview midway through the programme. Presenter Zoe Ball

Two visits by Mr Cockup this morning on BBC Two

The first issue occurred shortly before 9.30am, during a weather bulletin. BBC Two was simulcasting the BBC News Channel at the time. As far as we know, the forecast was presented live by Simon King.

Presenter videobombed twice during BBC Newsline sport segment

BBC Northern Ireland presenter Stephen Watson was videobombed not once but twice on tonight’s BBC Newsline, during the sport segment of the programme. Stephen was linking tonight’s sport packages live to camera, outside Windsor Park

Random web page flashes up on screen during Newsnight report

A rather odd technical glitch affected 10 seconds of recorded footage during last night’s Newsnight. A short piece showing Philip Lee walking in to the Commons chamber and sitting with the Liberal Democrats was briefly

BBC News Channel lower-third fail

We’re really not going out of our way to find fault with the new BBC News on-screen graphics but the number of times that we happen to stumble upon an issue really makes us wonder

Look North (Hull) reverts to old graphics in error

The early evening edition of Look North (Hull edition) today reverted to the old Helvetica lower-third design. As reported by a contributor on the TV Forum website, a ‘Live’ bug also accompanied lower-thirds on pre-recorded