Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Taiwan TV in Thatcher film blunder

File photo dated 10/2/05 of Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Churchill Museum Opening, Cabinet War Rooms, London
Margaret Thatcher at the Churchill Museum Opening, Cabinet War Rooms, London
A TV station has apologised for airing the wrong footage following the death of Margaret Thatcher

A Taiwanese television news station has apologised for airing footage of the Queen while reporting the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

CTi Cable flashed a headline saying "Margaret Thatcher Dies of Stroke" and showed two clips of the Queen shaking hands with the public. The station apologised after viewers criticised it for failing to distinguish between the women.

News producers for Thailand's army-owned Channel 5 apologised for showing actress Meryl Streep's picture in a segment on Tuesday morning.

For nearly two minutes, it displayed Baroness Thatcher's biography alongside a picture of Streep in character for The Iron Lady.

The production team wrote on Facebook later: "We will improve and develop our work more carefully and are deeply sorry."

Lady Thatcher died in London on Monday at the age of 87.