If you read the notes in the accompanying booklet it talks of 2 or 3 stumbles in this live broadcast, and says that for this DVD release they have edited them out and replaced them with scenes from a taped rehearsal. WHY! I mean, the whole point of the production was it was LIVE and so why not just stick the live version on dvd without these edits. This is one of those mad decisions that makes me scream.
In one scene for instance, the reporter...stumbling over his lines has to be helped back to the script with the help of the actor playing the editor, seeing a sort of understandable trip like that just shows the immediacy of it all, the tension etc...so why not leave it in, no its replaced with a recorded scene from a rehearsal. Also theres a loud crash as someone knocks over some glass and one of the actors reacts to it and loses concentration for a short while, this also is removed. One scene in which David Tennant is running around he slips and ALMOSTS falls over, now I cant recall if this has been left in the production, I think it is...certainly is in the MAKING OFF documentary but if he had not regained his balance Im sure this dvd release would have replaced it.
Still, a brave production...fascinating...just the dvd release made this silly error of judgment.