Epic fail: Fireworks all going off at once
Technical hitches can lead to a fireworks display more spectacular than planned
The absurdity of Guy Fawkes Night / Fireworks Night / Bonfire Night is quite something. Celebrating the foiling of a plot against the British establishment with a ritual that injects millions into the economy can appear somewhat absurd. But then, what's not to love about fireworks?
The 5th November is never without technical hitches however. There's always a community display where a technical error leads to the carefully programmed 'choreography' intended to take the audience on a rollercoaster journey of sound and light instead becoming a single massive explosion of armageddon proportions that turns night into day.
Here, we collect footage of some recent flash-in-the-pan displays.