News at 10 went well last night

Blimey. The news didn’t go at all to plan last night. On Virgin we just saw the news reader sitting still for a few seconds, then the camera slid sideways rather awkwardly and a “Breaking News” logo flashed across the screen. Next, and a woman came on reading the schedule for the next day.

Next? A “Technical fault” page, followed by some really bad music.

That was all bad enough, but for some reason some viewers receiving pictures on different systems (satellite, digital terrestrial etc) got the poor old newsreader, Huw Edwards, looking a bit bored for several minutes. This went out live. Oh dear…