Category: Bloopers

When things don’t quite go to plan on air, we’ll be there to capture the moment and ensure you don’t miss it.

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 how often these glitches are

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 packages.

PICTURED: a still from the Sportsday opening titles.

Sportsday aborted start on BBC News Channel

Tonight’s edition of Sportsday (BBC News Channel, 10.30pm) failed to start on the first attempt. The programme’s gallery output was taken off the air briefly, before a more successful start, just under a minute later.

PICTURED: BBC One breakdown graphic.

Technical glitch puts temporary freeze on Wimbledon coverage

BBC One’s Wimbledon 2019 coverage was interrupted by a technical fault for a short time this afternoon. At 2.09pm, the action came to halt when the video/audio froze. BBC One Presentation interjected after 32 seconds, with an apology graphic and

PICTURED: presenters, Tomasz Schafernaker and Simon McCoy "filling" due to a problem with the weather graphics.

BBC Weather graphics still loading

A delayed start to the weather update at 3.25pm on the BBC News Channel – as the weather graphics were still loading, when Tomasz Schafernaker was due to present the half-hourly bulletin. Presenter Simon McCoy made light of the situation,

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. Just under twenty seconds into

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 get mildly excited by such

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 output was cut up on

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 the lead story. It appears

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 Pointless Celebrities, broadcast on Saturday