The 2018 Bafta TV Awards experienced some technical difficulties at the time of their broadcast on BBC1.
The ceremony – which airs on a delay, starting an hour and 15 minutes after the London event – was delayed by two minutes before eventually broadcasting on BBC1, instead showing details of Monday evening’s schedule on BBC iPlayer:
The error did not go unnoticed by BBC viewers, who took to Twitter to share their confusion…
What's happened that there's a delay screening the @BAFTA
— Karen Milne (@karenmilne63) May 13, 2018
Time for #BAFTA TV Awards, as soon as the technical difficulties get sorted!
— Jordan Howell (@jordanhowell) May 13, 2018
Flipping BAFTA’s and their technical glitches.
— Lauren Porteous (@LaurenDPorteous) May 13, 2018
OH NO, BBC you are having a mare with the BAFTA show…
— Single In The Suburbs (@suburb_single) May 13, 2018
— Toni McDonald (@toniearlybird) May 13, 2018
And the #bafta for best technical problem goes to…….
— ⬇Top tweet as always (@gxzs) May 13, 2018
The broadcast did eventually make it onto the air, beginning with a montage of red carpet footage before launching into Sue Perkins’ hilarious opening gambit.