He is a nice enough looking guy and he engaged really well with people on the train. He had not studied the script the night before and was memorising from his phone screen.
Take 1, he said 6:13 instead of 6:30.
Take 2, he totally just screwed it up.
Take 3, he brought the house down when he got it all absolutely correct until he said, 'for your drive home' when he should have said your train trip home.
The cameraperson/sound recordist then exploded with some unkind words including some eff words. This is your last take or we are going to fucking well end up in some outer suburb. Given we were in the city on our way from Spencer Street to Flinders Street, that was unlikely. He then got it word perfect and I saw it on air as was recorded.
The back of my head would have been seen in the first take. I am always edited out of anything important. Such is life.
Channel 7 Melbourne tv reporter Paul Dowsley.