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.

PICTURED: BBC Two breakdown graphic.

Epic fail for BBC Two playout

Tuesday evening (18th June 2019) and if you switched over to BBC Two just in time to catch the start of episode two of The Family Brain Games, you were in for an unwelcome surprise.

PICTURED: presenter, Sophie Raworth, appears on air unintentionally, due to a technical glitch.

BBC News technical errors

Since moving to its new base in New Broadcasting House in 2013, the BBC’s domestic TV news service has suffered more than its fair share of technical issues. Indeed, even for those of us who

PICTURED: BBC News Channel technical glitch results in presenter changeover being seen on-air. Presenter: Ben Bland.

Presenter changeover aired in error on BBC News Channel

A technical glitch on the BBC News Channel overnight resulted in a presenter changeover going out on air. Ben Bland was moving into position in preparation for the 5am News Briefing programme when the studio’s

PICTURED: a still from the opening sequence of the BBC News at Six. Presenter: Sophie Raworth.

BBC NI opt blunder leaves viewers in the dark

Shortly after the regional headline opt at the start of tonight’s BBC News at Six, viewers of BBC One Northern Ireland saw their screens momentarily fade to black, as Sophie Raworth read the introduction for

PICTURED: question graphic from an edition of Pointless Celebrities

Spot the typo on Pointless Celebrities

In spite of the graphic being on screen for quite some time – and Alexander Armstrong reading through each of the questions twice – a little typo managed to slip through on this edition of

PICTURED: Unknown.

Sky News sports presenter distracted by phone

Sunday 20th January 2019, 11.30am and the Sky News sports presenter is momentarily distracted by a phone going off.

PICTURED: BBC One Scotland ident.

BBC One Scotland misses 9pm news report

There was a short, unscheduled News Report on BBC One last night, just before 9pm. In most parts of the country, the news update – presented by Clive Myrie – followed Holby City. Viewers in

PICTURED: BBC One ident - Taekwondo.

BBC One continuity error into BBC News at Ten

There was a rather unfortunate continuity error leading into tonight’s BBC News at Ten.  In what appeared to be a live announcement, the duty announcer seemed confused about the upcoming junction and provided an incorrect

PICTURED: BBC Two breakdown graphic.

Power failure interrupts BBC Two tennis coverage

Just forty minutes into BBC Two’s coverage of the Eastbourne International tennis tournament on Monday 25th June 2018, the broadcast fell off air. Screens initially went blank just before 2.40pm.  Seconds later, BBC Two Presentation