BBC Radio 4 says sorry for sweary technical interruption

The BBC has apologised for a technical error which put a production studio live on-air over the top of You and Yours at BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday afternoon.

An unannounced reporter can be heard on the microphone commenting about the temperature of the studio, offering the F word before voicing a report.

The presenter on-air at the time, Winifred Robinson, continued without acknowledging the interruption.

Winifred later said sorry for the swearing due to the “cross lines at the start of the programme”.

The incident has now been removed from the programme on BBC Sounds, but you can hear the audio below from Radio Moments.

RadioToday has contacted the BBC for comment.

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  1. Ray Woodward says

    Finally an edition of ‘You & Yours’ that is worth listening to …

  2. Mr Boltar says

    Quite obvious they don’t even listen to their own output. Not that I blame them – sounded utterly tedious.

  3. David poulton says

    Awful I did hospital radio live for 11 years this never happened between our studios and I never ever used bad language on air.

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