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Late subtitles embarrass Jersey newsreader

Late subtitles embarrass Jersey newsreader

Thursday 01 September 2016

Late subtitles embarrass Jersey newsreader

Thursday 01 September 2016


Timing is everything when you work in television as one newsreader from Jersey knows only too well.

But it was some mis-timed subtitles broadcast during Edward's Sault's BBC South Today bulletin that have been making the news on social media.

Ed was caught on camera by a viewer after he was captioned with words on screen saying: "It's a miracle that I'm still alive...I can't just sit there and do nothing...I need to get on with my life."

Ed said: "I’ve been working for BBC South in Southampton for the past 15 months after leaving BBC Channel Islands and had just got home from a late presenting shift at BBC South Today when I saw I had a twitter notification. I opened it up and to my amazement saw a collection of screen grabs featuring me and some subtitles. On closer inspection I realised the subtitlers hadn’t kept up with our previous package! It ended up that the clip of a guest we ended on, was still being transcribed as I read our next link!

"It’s caused much laughter at home and in the office and I had a good chuckle too, you never know what’s going to happen on live TV."

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