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10 Thoughts You Have Working in Live TV

10 Thoughts You Have Working in Live TV

Posted on: Sunday 25 October 2015

Hello and happy Sunday! I've been wanting to write a post about my work for quite a while as I'm lucky to have quite an exciting job as a technical operator in news. Hopefully this post will give you a little insight about some of the thoughts that flash through my brain on a weekly basis...

 1 - Are we live or is this just the rehearsal? Genuinely cannot remember. I hope it's the rehearsal.  

2 - Oh, so this is broken. Wait, let me turn it off and on again. I fixed it! Practically an engineer. 

3 - Am I the only one who doesn't know what's coming next? Oh no, nobody knows. How reassuring...

4 - I wonder what everyone would do if I fainted right now, like would they prioritise the programme or my health? OK now I feel faint because I've been thinking about it. Don't faint Amy. 

5 - I wonder what this big button here does. Probably shouldn't press it. I should definitely leave it alone. OK I pressed it and it doesn't even do anything.

6 - I know I'm a Technical Operator, but please don't ask me to record something on the Sky box because I just don't know how...

7 - Don't sneeze until the presenter's mic is down. Don't sneeze until the presenter's mic is down. Don't sneeze until the presenter's mic is down. 

8 - What if one of the lights falls down on my head? That would hurt. I'd probably die. 

9 - This is a busy programme, but it's fine, what's the worst that could happen? Oh right, the top story isn't going to make, the guest hasn't arrived and we can't get the live connected...anything else?

10 - Don't mess this up Amy. If you do though don't worry, nobody will die, it's only TV.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Amy x


  1. I absolutely loved this Amy, as an ex tv producer I can totally relate to so many of these points. The "it's only TV" thing is something I'd tell myself constantly but NEVER stopped the panics!


    1. Haha we actually have a sign up at work saying 'keep calm its only tv' but you're right it doesn't really stop the panic! Xx

  2. Haha omg this is amazing and a little insight and also glad to know that we are all scared at work really ;) xxx

  3. Hi! I loved reading this post it was really relaxing and fun to read. I would never be able to remain so calm, how do you do it?

    1. Thank you so much! It's not always calm! Haha xx


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