A BBC reporter was at a fire on Southend Pier and about to go live. The trouble was the fire had been put out about 15 minutes earlier so he made the fire brigade turn their hoses back on and fight the now extinguished flames.
I was at a traditional country fair years ago where there was a bale tossing competition. The news reporter turned up late and the contest had ended, so he asked random people to throw bales over the bar and got us all to cheer whilst he did his "nail biting" report on how close and exciting the contest was. It was painful to watch
He told me about one item on the local news he was sent out to film, about dog mess in parks and sports pitches. He said that he had to go around collecting dog turds to spread around because there weren't enough in the park to look bad in the film.
thanks for the thread rezillo - wo'd have thought it - a funny feelgood NACAs thread with no nastiness insults posing and behind the scenes games.
cheered me up.
Yep Drop the Dead Donkey was excellent - great scripts.
should be repeated - I think a lot of it would still stand up despite all the very topical references.