Live events TV

Whether it's the Royal Wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics or the Torch Relay, how do broadcasters handle those big occasions? What are the challenges of live television coverage and what do you do when everything goes wrong?

Joining Simon Smith in the studio to discuss what goes into the planning, executing and the challenges of live events TV, are Matt Millington, Lizz Loxam and Louise Minchin.

"I call myself a professional nagger." – Lizz Loxam

Matt Millington started his career at the BBC in 1990, tapping in cricket scores for Ceefax Sport before joining the fledgling BBC Online department. He then ran Sport’s red button and online video sections, and is currently looking after the BBC’s multiplatform video output for London 2012

Lizz Loxam is the elections results editor at the BBC and responsible for coverage of all elections, whether general, local, mayoral, European or US.

Louise Minchin is presenter of BBC Breakfast on BBC One. A firm favourite on our screens, Louise has also fronted The One Show, Real Rescues and Missing Live. She has covered many live events, including the 2006 World Cup, the 2004 Athens Olympics, the Royal wedding and the 2012 Olympic torch relay.