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RIP His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Old 10th Apr 2021, 18:12
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Where'd you get your telly Shy? Think mine is from the same place, you know, the place where the 'OFF' switch comes as standard.

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Old 10th Apr 2021, 19:28
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I guess, by now, we should be used to the news media squeezing every last drop out of any story, the fact that every minutiae will need to be analysed from every angle and every person that ever had the remotest contact with the subject has been asked for their opinion, plus a few that didn’t, but are going to be asked anyway because they perform well in front of a camera,

We had exactly the same modus operandi with:

Brexit
Covid
Trump and the White House debacle
George Floyd
Meghan and Harry
and finally, the D of E.

British news used to be a bit more ‘weighty’ and informative. We’ve now followed our American cousins and turned it all into a magazine dumbing down type presentation. Only worth flicking through to look at the glossy pictures but with no substance and full of click bait headlines.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 19:43
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That about sums the state of BBC news up pretty well.

Saw C4 news tonight, different but not much better.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 19:44
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It wasn't just BBC1,2 and News up here in Scotland, it was BBC Scotland and BBC Alba as well. Five channels showing exactly the same stuff.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 20:45
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Hope it's not sacrilegious to say I have managed a couple of box sets the last 30 hours rather than wall to wall D of E. Between dipping into the first 3 rounds of the Masters.
Dan, I also missed BBC Scotland with Sportsceane yesterday. 6 goals lost...
Yes he had a long life and fitted in a lot of other thinhs but so did Captain Sir Tom and I don't remember the wall to wall re runs.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 20:50
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Yes, and it’s the big red button on the remote!

Nooooooooo............ that’s record on Sky.

You are not the only one Kiltrash,, I’ve been working through my saved content on my Skybox. I had respect for the guy but do I want to hear everyone’s recollections of when they met him, NO. It’s just the same garbage regurgitated over and over again.

I feel for the Queen, she cannot even turn on the TV to take her mind off things.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 21:45
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Far be it from me to fly in the face of public opinion, but I thought the radio coverage on the BBC was first class yesterday.
There was very little repeated apart from the news, yet they had continued guests on the radio who knew him and could give personal accounts of his exploits and support for the many charities he was a patron or trustee.
In the evening 6 Music switched back to playing some more somber music.
The commercial stations also toned down their offerings.

Those people who complained should perhaps try unwinding a little and realise that life does just revolve around them and their 'needs.'

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Old 10th Apr 2021, 22:09
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My complaint is not of the coverage. It is the fact it was identical across all BBC Channels. The same broadcast, not a different view or opinion, exactly the same. Radio was identical. The exact same broadcast across all BBC radio channels. This is very different to sports coverage. It is rare that the same game/match is broadcast at the same time on more than one channel. Can you imagine the uproar if the FA Cup final was simultaneously aired on BBC1, BBC2, BBC News, BBC Alba, ALL BBC Radio?
I do not have a problem with the reporting of this event. he was a public figure, widely respected and admired by many, a veteran of WWII and by all accounts a decent chap. However as a licence payer I should be given a choice to not watch it or listen to it if I choose. Yes I can always switch it off. I did, but that argument could be used to quell all the anti BBC bias posted on JB. Except of course that paying for the BBC is not a choice.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 22:21
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I don't think the BBC had any choice in the matter.
They are told what to do on Operation Forth Bridge, London Bridge and other similar events.
It is a civil service dictat.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 08:37
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
I don't think the BBC had any choice in the matter.
They are told what to do on Operation Forth Bridge, London Bridge and other similar events.
It is a civil service dictat.
Have you a reference for that unlikely suggestion?
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 08:55
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
I don't think the BBC had any choice in the matter.
They are told what to do on Operation Forth Bridge, London Bridge and other similar events.
It is a civil service dictat.
If that is the case then BBC is the 'State Broadcaster'.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 10:43
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BBC 2 lost 65% of viewers over repeating the Death shows.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ips-death.html

C4 under fire too for carrying on

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv...-with-Me-video
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 10:58
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash View Post
Dan, I also missed BBC Scotland with Sportscene yesterday. 6 goals lost....
As a Jambo, I certainly missed it. I did at one point wonder if the game that night would have been called off. I have watched a few items about the Duke, and found them very interesting, but I think 5 channels showing the same programs was ridiculous.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 11:06
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You think that the media coverage of the Duke dying is heavy. Just wait until the Queen croaks.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 15:16
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There’s also a huge assumption that everyone in the U.K. is a royalist too. Yet again, there is this almost tangible peer pressure that we must all show our united emotions and anyone who doesn’t is unpatriotic and somehow disloyal.

As I’ve said before, I’m truly sorry for his family. A bereavement is tough wherever and whoever you are, but as seems to be the new norm, the death of anyone well known seems to be automatically appropriated by a large sector of the population as though the subject was a member of their own family. His was a life well lived and a fantastic age, even by today’s standards.

I also understand the royals have repeatedly requested that people don’t lay flowers and donate to charity instead, but still large numbers continue to persist.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 15:55
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So there were 59 types in his logbook.
Anyone have a list?
From a quick surf around I found:
Turbulent
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Chipmunk
Heron
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Whirlwind
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Slingsby T42b
AH64 Apache
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Can anyone add to the list?
Maybe the BAe146?
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 16:30
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One of 'the firm' fell off the runway in a 146 didn't they - which one was that ?

Apologies to Philip - it was his 'little boy' that did that (a million pounds worth !!)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7472903/Moment-Prince-Charles-crashed-Queens-Flight-jet-1m-smash.html

Last edited by Senior Paper Monitor; 11th Apr 2021 at 17:32. Reason: Found the answer
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 17:25
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
You think that the media coverage of the Duke dying is heavy. Just wait until the Queen croaks.
Indeed, Prince Phillip's demise is merely the "warm up act". Hopefully I might be lucky enough to be out of the country when the Queen eventually dies. That isn't to say that I'll be happy when she does, quite the contrary, but the media froth and the public outpouring may likely be almost unbearable in its intensity and longevity.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 17:31
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Originally Posted by Senior Paper Monitor View Post
One of 'the firm' fell off the runway in a 146 didn't they - which one was that ?
This one: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/187927
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 17:44
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The BBC defence correspondent, Jonathan Beale, was less than impressive in his commentary on the 41-gun salute broadcast. I lost count of the number of times that he said "y'know" to his female colleague. Commentators such as Richard Dimbleby and Raymond Baxter used to bring dignity, clarity and military knowledge to the party - all of which was distinctly lacking. Let's hope that Aunty can do better for the funeral.
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