Guest Room has been Prepared
As Blackadder said to Baldrick, "We're not
at home to Mr Cockup"
||An IBA caption from the
1980s, used overnight by those ITV companies that were
not broadcasting 24 hours a day.
|From LWT's first attempt
at an overnight service.
||If all goes well, you
never see this. The countdown clock, as found on all VT
tapes used for broadcast. This one is for an episode of
Neighbours! West One TV are an independent
post-production facility, believed to be contracted to
edit Neighbours for the BBC.
|A BBC apology caption from
Technical breakdowns are rare these days, but they do
happen. Unlike the early days, all programmes now have a
standby in case of failure.
the first sighting of an apology caption since the change
of BBC logo.
If you've seen an on screen caption or other
continuity cockup, let us know on mhp-chat
|This is the BBC1 apology
caption, seen in November 1997 when the late night film
"Memphis" suffered crackly sound. It was a
fairly long break, during which some music was played.
This sound clip has been edited, to remove the initial
long period of silence before the music started, and also
to shorten the period of music.
||Before we leave, we take a
trip back to 1979, and the longest strike in British
Television history, on ITV
|Several white on blue
computer generated captions were shown usually
accompanied by silence.
Anyone got any memories of the
||ITV were not the only ones to have strikes. The
longest BBC strike was prior to Christmas 1978, but they
have had numerous short strikes in the seventies and
Last Updated 06 Apr 2000