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Charlotte gets the giggles...

Eddie Mair | 10:35 UK time, Friday, 28 March 2008

...at the end of the 0800 summary this morning. This is how The Guardian reports it.

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PA reports:

"The BBC switchboard was said to be in "meltdown" today after a newsreader collapsed in a fit of giggles in the middle of a bulletin. Charlotte Green had just introduced an item about the oldest known recording of the human voice on the Radio 4 Today programme's 8am news bulletin. As the recording of a woman singing the French song Clair de Lune, made in 1860, played, somebody in the studio apparently whispered in her ear that it sounded like a bee buzzing in a bottle. The result was an uncontrollable fit of the giggles as Ms Green struggled to make it to end of the next item - a report about the death of the Hollywood screenwriter Abby Mann."

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