Great Job, Internet!: Please enjoy 4 minutes of the BBC’s technical department going haywire

When viewers tuned in to the BBC’s News At Ten on Tuesday night they were given the chance to witness a rare and joyous event that’s only possible in a live television broadcast: A major technical fuck-up. After opening with their traditional countdown montage, the program seemed to false start a number of times, cutting back and forth between the “Breaking News” graphic and the eerily silent host Huw Edwards dutifully waiting for his cue. Around the two-minute mark, the producers seemed to just give up on starting the show and simply let Edwards sit in unbroken silence for another two full minutes. Add to that the occasional random camera zoom courtesy of BBC’s robotic camera system, and you’ve got the makings of your very own Vic Berger edit.

The show’s editor, Paul Royall, told The Guardian that there had been a “technical system crash …

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