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1 hour ago, Albert Tatlock said:

This is the Isle of Man...a crown dependency...not the UK, so I don't see this as important to us compared to the UK. So why the hell are Manx Radio just covering this only one item in the news? Probably because the station is now run by English people. It's like forced mourning by Russian TV and Radio.

'Cos his Missus owns the place or something like that?

The BBC coverage is awful, why inflict it on all channels?

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1 minute ago, GD4ELI said:

'Cos his Missus owns the place or something like that?

The BBC coverage is awful, why inflict it on all channels?

Every BBC Radio channel is in mourning. Wall to Wall coverage of Royal Correspondents, Authors, Flunkies and Experts.

Still HRH The Chief Minister and Ashie will be positively delighted, as they can push through bad news or float new ideas, with little publicity. It’s a good day to bury bad news. Sorry to sound cynical. 

 

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I suppose it is fair to say that most people have never experienced the death of a monarch or a ruling monarch's spouse, as the last such event was in 1952.

This is someone who has been fulfilling a very long life of public service, again, longer than most people have been alive. 

Yes, the media are probably over-reacting by quite a large margin, and BBC, for instance, should not be showing wall to wall obituaries on both channels simultaneously.

Be prepared for something similar in just over a week's time when we have the funeral.

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IIRC, it was little different when the Queen Mother died, 2002?

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56 minutes ago, monasqueen said:

Yes, the media are probably over-reacting by quite a large margin, and BBC, for instance, should not be showing wall to wall obituaries on both channels simultaneously

All UKTV channels are imploring to watch BBC news from breaking news. I assume he’s still dead?

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Just now, Non-Believer said:

IIRC, it was little different when the Queen Mother died, 2002?

That's what I don't understand.  It was generally agreed that the BBC went over the top then and they just seem to have repeated themselves regardless.

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BBC and other broadcasters and media organisations have a detailed prepared plan that goes into effect the minute something 'of national importance' happens, like royal deaths. It would be a sackable offence to play certain songs whilst those protocols are in place.

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A couple of years before she died, there was a celebratory stamp issue in a number of countries for the Queen Mother (perhaps it was her 90th birthday).  Someone asked  what happens if she died between production and issue a the plan was to run them through the printing presses again to give them a black border. 

Nothing if not pragmatic.  

 

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14 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:

BBC and other broadcasters and media organisations have a detailed prepared plan that goes into effect the minute something 'of national importance' happens, like royal deaths. It would be a sackable offence to play certain songs whilst those protocols are in place.

You got a list, or should we guess which ones? 

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I'm not what you would call a royalist but the guy served his country for the best part of 100 years,boo hoo the radio are reporting on it and the BBC might have different programmes on for a day. There's literally hundreds of other channels. 

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