This Brexit protestor was very persistent and it makes for some very funny slapstick telly
A Brexit protestor briefly hijacked the BBC News channel today by standing in the background with a couple of placards which you couldn’t really miss.
The director did their best by cutting to a different shot every time he walked into the background but it turned out he was always one step ahead.
And it’s gripping stuff.
A lesson in dogged persistence from this anti-Brexit protestor on BBC News. pic.twitter.com/IYF12bMuiu
— Thomas Colson (@tpgcolson) November 14, 2018
Some kind of genius right there. Or he’s just got an earpiece in. Maybe both.
Lovely. This protester has learned about camera shots, so does his best to crash each one. The director takes on the challenge and the scene becomes a beautifully British cat and mouse game that speeds up perfectly. pic.twitter.com/IdP5EjVzst
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) November 14, 2018
Our office was gripped by this – how did the protestor know when the shot changed? Earpiece with someone watching TV giving instructions? https://t.co/VKlZbEM87q
— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) November 14, 2018
There's something wonderfully absurd about the colorful protest and the studio director trying desperately to hide the slapstick protest.
Buster Keaton would be proud.
— Bill McKenna (@WM_BBC) November 14, 2018
Did the cameras have their tally lights enabled?
— Roy Gillett (@woollyliberal) November 14, 2018
excellent, that's my tech vocabulary increased by one word today 🙂
— Paul Clarke (@paul_clarke) November 14, 2018
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