FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
A power failure in west London disrupted programmes on BBC TV and radio on 20th June 2000.
[00:00:00] GRAPHIC: a BBC Two Northern Ireland apology caption, accompanied by classical music.
This caption was put out in Northern Ireland due to power problems affecting networked programme output on BBC Two.
It’s unclear exactly when BBC Two’s programmes fell off air but it’s believed to have happened during the early stages of Battlestar Galactica which was scheduled to start at 6.40pm.
At the time, the back-up facility for BBC network TV was in Birmingham. A short time after BBC Two playout in London began experiencing difficulty, the Birmingham facility is believed to have taken over, putting out an episode of Michael Palin’s Great Railway Journeys.
[00:04:29] PROGRAMME: BBC Two Northern Ireland joins Great Railway Journeys.
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PICTURED: BBC Two Northern Ireland graphic. COPYRIGHT: BBC.