On this day in 1930... BBC said there was no news

275x250.jpgWe don't normally do 'On this day…' type posts, but it's not too common* for us to be able to say, on this day in 1930, the BBC announced there was no news.

But on April 18, 1930, during what should have been a 6:30pm radio news bulletin, that's exactly what happened.

A BBC presenter announced "Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news." It had been apparently judged that nothing newsworthy had happened.

Piano music was then played instead of the current affairs update for a couple of minutes, before normal scheduling resumed.

* Okay, we would be able to say this once a year, but this is the first time, and we won't do it again next year. Honest.
While we can't imagine the same happening nowadays, we think it would go something like this.

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