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Sunday, 27 January, 2002, 16:32 GMT
TV break-down interrupts match
The match was interrupted for eight minutes
The match was interrupted for eight minutes
Television viewers in London missed a crucial part of the FA Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Liverpool on BBC One when a transmitter broke down.

The Crystal Palace transmitter broke down
The Crystal Palace transmitter broke down
BBC One and BBC Two were both off air for about eight minutes in the capital - just as the tense match was coming to a close.

It then cut out again a short time later. A BBC spokesman told BBC News Online that he "hoped" the problem was now fixed.

"The signal went off the air for about eight minutes just before three [1500GMT] due to a technical problem at Crystal Palace transmitter," the spokesman said.

"It just covered the London area. And then it did go off again. It was a transmitter problem, it was not actually a BBC problem really. It was just a technical thing."

The match was won 1-0 by Arsenal after three players were sent off.

See also:

27 Jan 02 | FA Cup
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