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    Has anyone noticed he's (sadly) died?

    You may not have, if you've been on a desert island for the last day or so...

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    He is dead?
    It is shame he did not make 100, as he missed out on the telegram from the queen.
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    Indeed, but what I'm getting at is the *hugely OTT* TV coverage of his death (and also his life up until that point), as if it's automatically presumed that everyone in the UK is a Royalist, and therefore happy at having their usual programmes unceremoniously cancelled, in order to 'enjoy' endless coverage of this stuff.

    You'll be missing it in France, but we've had virtually nothing else on the main TV channels here since the poor chap popped his clogs yesterday.

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    Oh trust me, I am not missing it.
    I remember when Princess Di died. The day of her funeral, I went out for the day in my car. It was awesome.
    Hardly a soul on the road. I set off from Bristol, and headed up through Wales to play on the Evomtriangle.

    I don’t really watch much TV though. The TV I do watch, I record, and watch when I want to, or when I have time.

    It is a shame he has died, but 99 is a bloody good innings. He did some good things in his life, but also çame out with some hilariously non PC comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    He is dead?
    It is shame he did not make 100, as he missed out on the telegram from the queen.
    Dear Gaffmaker,

    Well done.

    Yours,

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    I'm no royalist but I do think there is a lot to admire about Philip.

    However the BBC coverage was just totally OTT; the same programme broadcast on all BBC TV channels (BBC1, BBC2 and BBC News 24, with BBC4 off air) at the same time and the same programme broadcast on all BBC Radio channels (R1, R2, R3, R4 on FM at least) at the same time. Fine changing the schedule to respect his death, and running special programmes on one of the main TV and Radio channels, but ALL of them?

    God help us when the Queen dies; we'd better stock up with toilet rolls again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Oh trust me, I am not missing it.
    I remember when Princess Di died. The day of her funeral, I went out for the day in my car. It was awesome.
    Hardly a soul on the road. I set off from Bristol, and headed up through Wales to play on the Evomtriangle.

    I don’t really watch much TV though. The TV I do watch, I record, and watch when I want to, or when I have time.

    It is a shame he has died, but 99 is a bloody good innings. He did some good things in his life, but also çame out with some hilariously non PC comments.
    my mate and i went to a pub without a tv... got pissed

    as for having all channel on same program; well its a form of communism, and should be banned... not that it bothers me now as i dont have tv.

    Phillip was a decent bloke imo, and would probably be appauled by it all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Dixon View Post
    I'm no royalist but I do think there is a lot to admire about Philip.

    However the BBC coverage was just totally OTT; the same programme broadcast on all BBC TV channels (BBC1, BBC2 and BBC News 24, with BBC4 off air) at the same time and the same programme broadcast on all BBC Radio channels (R1, R2, R3, R4 on FM at least) at the same time. Fine changing the schedule to respect his death, and running special programmes on one of the main TV and Radio channels, but ALL of them?

    God help us when the Queen dies; we'd better stock up with toilet rolls again.
    Spot on (on all counts), but especially the bits highlighted. It's bloody ridiculous!

    What I'd like to know, however, is WHO and/or WHAT controls/drives the agenda with all this stuff, and decides that the WHOLE nation WANTS to watch it morning, noon and night?

    As you can bet your boots that the majority of the population will not only share your (and my) sentiments, but when switching on their TVs this morning, and being once again bombarded with the same stuff as yesterday, will be going 'FFS, not again!' 'When does it end?', not 'Oh goody, bring it on!'.

    So WHO exactly are the media catering for with their ridiculously OTT coverage of this event, to the near-exclusion of all else??

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    as for having all channel on same program; well its a form of communism, and should be banned... not that it bothers me now as i dont have tv.

    Phillip was a decent bloke imo, and would probably be appauled by it all
    Indeed, it's ridiculous, although it bothers me greatly for many different reasons!

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    I wonder how much telly he used to watch? Not a lot would be my guess.

    I want to know what these cancelled programmes were. I can't recall there being anything worth watching on BBC1 or ITV1 in the last 20 years at least.

    Even the coverage of Prince Phil's death has got to be better viewing than 'Inside The Factory', 'The One Show' or 'Countryfile' even if it is presented in the same, moronic, sub-'Blue Peter Special' style.
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