BBC Radio London went to its emergency backup audio today as parts of New Broadcasting House were evacuated.
The station stopped live programmes at 11.40am for around 20 minutes as Robert Elms and his guest were interrupted by a tannoy announcement saying “Please leave the building immediately”. A pre-recorded interview by then appeared.
“Thankfully it has proved to be a false alarm. We should be going to the newsroom now as it’s one minute past 12 but the newsreader isn’t back in yet,” Robert said on his return.
BBC Radio 1, also based at New Broadcasting House, continued as normal, as did some of the other departments within the nine-floor complex.
BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 are also based here but their output was unaffected.
— BBC Radio London (@BBCRadioLondon) June 13, 2017