Bob Harris’ Radio 2 show glitch

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Listeners took to Twitter over the weekend, to voice their confusion as two different segments of Bob Harris’ show were played simultaneously. During the second hour of Harris’s three-hour pre-recorded show it was disrupted, as the clocks went back and the UK switched from British summer time to Greenwich mean time in the early hours of Sunday morning. Harris later told his followers on Twitter that he was “so sorry that a technical fault had such a big impact” and he was “particularly disappointed” that his listeners had been unable to hear a special session recorded with new singer-songwriter Nick Capaldi. ‘Whispering Bob’, the former host of 1970s music show The Old Grey Whistle Test, also assured fans that Radio 2 would be re-broadcasting the session “as soon as we can.” An emergency tape did kick in after around 20 minutes. It featured tracks including Abba’s Dancing Queen and lasted for approximately 30 minutes. Many listeners expressed their surprise that the programme was not broadcast live. However, the show, which runs from midnight until 03:00 GMT on a Sunday morning, is usually pre-recorded. It features a selection of rock, country and folk music and live sessions with artists. A Radio 2 spokesperson said: “On Sunday morning between 1am and 2am there was a technical glitch which affected Bob Harris’s show. We are currently looking into the cause and apologise to listeners tuning in at that time.” www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

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