Left: Unknown cabbie gave his best
(London) A BBC news segment on the court case between Apple and the Beatles' record company of the same name took a strange twist when a hurried producer inadvertantly grabbed a nearby cabbie instead of the intended guest expert.
To his credit the cabbie managed to play along with the interviewer, although his thick French accent probably helped obscure his lack of knowledge on patent law. The real expert was Guy Kewney, editor of Newswireless.net.
Follow this link to see the interview.
The best part occurs at the beginning of the interview; the momentary look of surprise on the unknown cabbie is priceless.
The BBC apologized for the incident, and admitted that "unfortunately we did make a mistake and the wrong guy was briefly interviewed on air before we cut to our reporter."