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Craig Oliver Craig Oliver | 11:52 UK time, Wednesday, 7 June 2006

The Ten O'Clock News nearly brought new meaning to the word "newsflash" last night.

cassell2200.jpgAndrew Cassell was doing a "live sandwich" - a report on tape that is surrounded by a live top and tail from location. He was outside the bank in Edinburgh's Princes Street where a manager had stolen £21 million.

The live top was a little troubled - viewers will have seen someone attempting to put him off with a red laser light (see picture).

As his tape rolled we could see Andrew on our preview monitors turning to have a discussion with a number of drunks... suddenly a woman was in front of the camera flashing her breasts. We asked Andy if there was any danger of this happening live on air - he assured us he was fine, and he completed his live tail like the true professional, leaving viewers none the wiser.

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  • At 09:52 PM on 28 Nov 2006,
  • david prince wrote:

Craig, interesting dilemna. Could I use your services to contact Andrew as I think we were at school together (Royal Hospital School- Ipswich) when we both played in a band by the name of Shark - I`d love to know if Scotlands foremost reporter is one and the same demon bass player of long ago!
Thanks
David Prince

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