posted on Sep, 7 2013 @ 04:04 PM
This broadcast did happen, on ITV and an explanation as to how it was broadcast is below,
At that time, the Hannington UHF television transmitter was unusual in being one of the few transmitters which rebroadcast an off-air signal received
from another transmitter (Southern Television's Rowridge transmitter on the Isle of Wight), rather than being fed directly by a landline. As a
consequence it was open to this kind of signal intrusion, as even a relatively low-powered transmission very close to the receiver could overwhelm its
reception of the intended signal, resulting in the unauthorized transmission being amplified and rebroadcast across a far wider area. The IBA stated
that to carry out a hoax would take "a considerable amount of technical know-how" and a spokesman for Southern Television confirmed that "A hoaxer
jammed our transmitter in the wilds of North Hampshire by taking another transmitter very close to it."
However, like the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion a decade later, the identity of the intruder was never confirmed.
The OP's video was redone to "make the voice more clear" although it's actually quite clear on the original audio, and with the 'English' voice not
quite so English, and it is also clear that the 'effects' are nothing more than a weak broadcasting signal being picked up by the nearby transmitter,
similar as you hear today on those irritating cellphone-casts. Scroll down below the video content at the link to hear the audio. And just to
reiterate, it was Southern Television, (part of ITV) and not the BBC, and Not Cliff Michelmore as seen in the video.
edit on 7-9-2013 by smurfy because: