Gremlins Get into New News Show

It was not quite the perfect start to the first edition of stv’s new news magazine programme, which launched yesterday evening.

The five thirty show – preceding the more hard news, Scotland Today – began well enough, with a live interview with former Death Row prisoner, Kenny Ritchie.

But then it all started to unwind. Instead of being treated to a preview of Scotland Today, viewers – at least in east, central Scotland – saw presenters, Stephen Jardine and Debi Edward, preparing to be cued in for their next piece, Jardine even giving Ritchie a ‘well done’ thumbs up.

And then, it was back to the show. After 15 seconds of inadvertantly peeking behind-the-scenes.

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