‘Production error’ BBC apologises for wrong Boris Johnson Remembrance Day service clip
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‘Production error’ BBC apologises for wrong Boris Johnson Remembrance Day service clip

November 15, 2019

 The BBC has issued an apology after BBC Breakfast viewers asked the programme why they had aired an out-of-date clip which saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson laying a wreath earlier this morning   Today, the UK fell silent for the 101st Armistice Day since World War One to commemorate those who died in conflict   And during the BBC Breakfast show, which was presented by Dan Walker and Louise Minchin, viewers saw footage from yesterday’s Remembrance Service   However, eagle-eyed viewers noticed the wrong footage was aired and complained to the broadcaster   The clip in question showed a younger Johnson when he was Foreign Secretary laying a green wreath instead of the red wreath he laid yesterday    READ MORE Farage reveals major offer Tories made him just days before alliance  Former Prime Minister David Cameron and ex-Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron were also seen 2016 in the footage   “You have now dishonoured every meaning of Remembrance Sunday at the BBC, and on the actual Remembrance Day, today!,” one said   Another added: “Hi BBC, Could you please explain the editorial decision to use this footage of Boris Johnson laying a wreath in 2016 on this morning’s news bulletin instead of footage from yesterday’s service?”  In a statement addressing the blunder, the BBC said: “This morning on the programme we incorrectly used footage from a Remembrance Day service that was not filmed yesterday    “This was a production mistake and we apologise for the error.” Despite addressing the mistake publicly, some viewers were quick to question the BBC’s behaviour   One Twitter user said: “That begs the question, why was the production team looking into archive rather than the footage released yesterday? “Was it a damage limitation expertise? Shame on you BBC, I have always defended you, loved you, am so disappointed ”   However, BBC Breakfast editor Richard Frediani offered an explanation.  He said: “To explain the production error on @BBCBreakfast the footage of Remembrance Sunday 2016 was among archive restored at 0403am on Sunday to preview the service  “It was used in error today. Claims it was combined with 2019 footage this morning are wholly incorrect ”  Nevertheless, viewers were furious and took to Twitter to coupling.  Trending READ MORE Dan Walker: BBC Breakfast host’s emotional post ‘Never forget’  It comes after the leader of the Conservative Party was criticised for the way he laid the wreath   Consisting of a ring of red poppies, Johnson laid it upside down.  To add to this, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused of now bowing ‘deeply enough’   

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