There's a BBC graphic artist who may well have been called in for an uncomfortable meeting with his boss this week after this classic appeared on air.
Needless to say it's not the first time a TV graphics department has screwed up. There's nothing funny about the disappearance of Molly Bish but it's hard not to suppress a giggle at the appearance of the suspect in this local news footage.
And it's back to the Beeb for one of the funniest unscripted moments in the history of children's TV. I suppose the Blue Peter team were asking for trouble when they decided to bring an elephant onto a live show. "Oh dear. I've trod right in it," says John Noakes. The same could be said for the whole team.
I also seem to recall another Blue Peter classic where fellow presenter Peter Purvis stood at the ornate door of a cathedral and exclaimed: "What a lovely pair of knockers."
Or maybe I'm imagining that one.