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Even if it is to be on BBC1 all day long, I can't see for the life of me why the exact same programme has to be on BBC2 too. It's the exact mirror. 24 hour, wall to wall, identical programming on two channels.

It's nuts.
My guess is as someone alluded to they've had all these interviews and mini pieces ready for a long time and they're determined to get their money's worth for it.
 

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My guess is as someone alluded to they've had all these interviews and mini pieces ready for a long time and they're determined to get their money's worth for it.
They have a load of these obituary shows ready to go out for the royals, they are updated every few weeks should anything need adding in. The live stuff is also largely prepped in advance.

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We had stuff ready when I was at the Beeb, and that was nearly 30 years ago. CWR had a "special" tape of music to be played for such times. Don't know if they still do it though.
 

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They have a load of these obituary shows ready to go out for the royals, they are updated every few weeks should anything need adding in. The live stuff is also largely prepped in advance.

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Didn't know that though it's the most sycophantic network of them all so not surprised
 

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Even if it is to be on BBC1 all day long, I can't see for the life of me why the exact same programme has to be on BBC2 too. It's the exact mirror. 24 hour, wall to wall, identical programming on two channels.

It's nuts.
It’s just an extreme example of the media these days I guess. Any major news story seems to be dragged on for a day or more and updates every 10 mins when there is nothing to update.
9am Prince Phillip died. He was married to the Queen
10am Still dead, used to be married to the queen
11am Still dead here’s some very unpc (but secretly amusing) comments he made
12pm No signs of death status changing, interview with odd older woman who never knew him tying some Aldi flowers to a railing

and so on for the next week.

Anyway as I’ve said before not a royalist but feel for the Queen as a human. And to Phillip,RIP you belligerent old sod and hope evening cocktails with Diana wasn’t too awkward
 

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Why is Radio 2 waking me up with a selection of mournful cock rock ballads?!? He'd have probably preferred Sounds of the 60s anyway!
6 is playing some great music. It's downbeat (in accordance with auntie's policy for such 'events') I'm a sucker for a little melancholy at the best of times anyway without feeling the need to go full 'deep mourning'.
Not everyone's idea of a Saturday radio listen, I know.
 

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We had stuff ready when I was at the Beeb, and that was nearly 30 years ago. CWR had a "special" tape of music to be played for such times. Don't know if they still do it though.
Imagine 'back then' if the YTS trainee had the job of putting on that 'special' tape and mistakenly put on Jim Lee's 'Specials' tape that just happened to be knocking around in the same drawer........ "It is with great sadness we announce the death of (insert name here) A minutes radio silence is ended with.... "Night club, is this the in place to be"!
 
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How can I make this about me.......

Thought Meghan...
 
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I do find it interesting how there’s a pretty big disconnect between what the networks have been planning for years, and what the viewing public actually wanted now. There may have been a time when the nation needed a moment of collective grief for the Duke of Edinburgh, but apparently it wasn’t last night. The BBC seemed to be striving to meet a national moment that didn’t exist.
 

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I do find it interesting how there’s a pretty big disconnect between what the networks have been planning for years, and what the viewing public actually wanted now. There may have been a time when the nation needed a moment of collective grief for the Duke of Edinburgh, but apparently it wasn’t last night. The BBC seemed to be striving to meet a national moment that didn’t exist.
tbh as said by some already - I can feel empathy for the Queen, it must be very hard losing your partner of 75 years! I can understand his children and grandchildren will miss somebody close to them. I can also see how, whatever my political persuasion, he's been a major figure in public life for a vast number of years, so merits programmes, tributes etc.

At the end of the day, though, he's not even head of state, he's husband of the head of state! And really, do some of the songs picked for the radio etc work as a tribute? In some ways, the overwrought wailing of somebody with a total disconnect to him works the other way, surely?

It all seems to lack a bit of... dignity at times.
 
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I do find it interesting how there’s a pretty big disconnect between what the networks have been planning for years, and what the viewing public actually wanted now. There may have been a time when the nation needed a moment of collective grief for the Duke of Edinburgh, but apparently it wasn’t last night. The BBC seemed to be striving to meet a national moment that didn’t exist.
My sons football are having a minutes silence tomorrow to commemorate his death. Now whilst that is all about being respectful, its not going to resonate with a group of 10 year olds that don’t know who he is and all the things that occurred in his life.... it’s not relevant to that demographic.
 

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tbh as said by some already - I can feel empathy for the Queen, it must be very hard losing your partner of 75 years! I can understand his children and grandchildren will miss somebody close to them. I can also see how, whatever my political persuasion, he's been a major figure in public life for a vast number of years, so merits programmes, tributes etc.

At the end of the day, though, he's not even head of state, he's husband of the head of state! And really, do some of the songs picked for the radio etc work as a tribute? In some ways, the overwrought wailing of somebody with a total disconnect to him works the other way, surely?

It all seems to lack a bit of... dignity at times.
couldn’t agree more, it’s the grief junkies at it again. Times change. 50 years ago it would have been a thing, 100 years ago massive but in 2021? I was working with a group of people late 20’s early 30’s yesterday and it was about as relevant to them as the American rapper guy was to me. Genuinely if it had been the queen it would have been about the 5th most interesting thing in their day.
 

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couldn’t agree more, it’s the grief junkies at it again. Times change. 50 years ago it would have been a thing, 100 years ago massive but in 2021? I was working with a group of people late 20’s early 30’s yesterday and it was about as relevant to them as the American rapper guy was to me. Genuinely if it had been the queen it would have been about the 5th most interesting thing in their day.
It never has been, really, just it's harder to see peoples' responses of the past, as the surviving records are driven by the elite.

Mass Observation is a wonderful archive btw. A bit younger than your examples, but Diana was more complex response than you'd maybe think seeing the portrayal at the time.

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tbh as said by some already - I can feel empathy for the Queen, it must be very hard losing your partner of 75 years! I can understand his children and grandchildren will miss somebody close to them. I can also see how, whatever my political persuasion, he's been a major figure in public life for a vast number of years, so merits programmes, tributes etc.

At the end of the day, though, he's not even head of state, he's husband of the head of state! And really, do some of the songs picked for the radio etc work as a tribute? In some ways, the overwrought wailing of somebody with a total disconnect to him works the other way, surely?

It all seems to lack a bit of... dignity at times.
The thing is though, people expect it now. It's the norm.

People want to make it about themselves and be the ones who are mourning more than their Facebook friends.

The ones I see who do it most will be saying whatever social media tells them to next.
 
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oscillatewildly

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I do find it interesting how there’s a pretty big disconnect between what the networks have been planning for years, and what the viewing public actually wanted now. There may have been a time when the nation needed a moment of collective grief for the Duke of Edinburgh, but apparently it wasn’t last night. The BBC seemed to be striving to meet a national moment that didn’t exist.
TBF A large percentage of the Great British TV viewing public are only able to digest programmes featuring young adults playing at being grown up but coming across like kids in a playground playing kiss chase or anything with the word 'Kardashian' in it.
It should come as no surprise therefore that a mass gormless expression fest was directed toward many a TV screen for the majority of yesterday before the penny dropped that other leisure pursuits are available.
For some, that penny is no doubt still hovering.
 
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I always wonder what would happen if say the likes of Paul McCartney, or Elton John, or Michael Caine died at the same time as Prince Philip or the Queen.

Be very interested to see how the media
would handle it and how the coverage would change.
 

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Nikki Graham of big brother fame has died with complications related to her anorexia. Very sad her mom was on tv last week saying that she was going to go into a place to get help.
Oh. That's sad.
 

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Nikki Graham of big brother fame has died with complications related to her anorexia. Very sad her mom was on tv last week saying that she was going to go into a place to get help.
That's very very tragic
 
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