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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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RIP The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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I heard the news during the ABC commentary on Penrith v Canberra.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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I met him a couple of times in the 80's. One of the occasions I was with Shaun Edwards ( ME! Namedropper? Never)

I remember being impressed when told that he had attended about 7 Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremonies a year for 35 years and had never cried off once.

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7 minutes ago, Maximus Decimus said:

On Sky here they put a banner across the bottom saying 'turn on Sky News for some important breaking news.'

Never seen that before. 

A quick scan through the freeview channels the same (BBC led) message was on Dave and CBeebies of all places.

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I was watching Quest, here in the UK, and the blanked the adverts and said there is an important news bulletin on BBC News, I have never seen a blatant channel diversion like this so I turned over.

I am not a Royalist, in fact I have said before on here I am a Republican, but my thoughts got out to the Queen and her Family.

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4 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

I was watching Quest, here in the UK, and the blanked the adverts and said there is an important news bulletin on BBC News, I have never seen a blatant channel diversion like this so I turned over.

I am not a Royalist, in fact I have said before on here I am a Republican, but my thoughts got out to the Queen and her Family.

Well it takes away the 20 minutes the News devotes to the daily Coronavirus depressing BS.

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Two posts removed, please remember this is a restricted thread. If you want to grumble about the monarchy, start a new thread.

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"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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19 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Sorry for the family , but do they need this on every bbc channel ? I was looking forward to masters highlights 

Channel 4 haven't shifted Countdown!

I know you said BBC but ITV and Channel 5 also have the schedule blocked out.

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3 hours ago, DavidM said:

Sorry for the family , but do they need this on every bbc channel ? I was looking forward to masters highlights 

I doubt it is the family that have either instigated or `need this'.  It is the country. It is respect.

If he had been the husband of any head of state, world wide, his death would have been suitably recognised, as this is being suitably recognised right now, in countries all around the globe.

If he had been the equally long-serving, well known and almost universally recognised (with respect) partner of the head of state of any country in the world, his passing would now be being marked in much the same way.

Though not identical - and for different reasons - the closest illustration I can think of, for that, is the death of United States President, John Kennedy.  Within minutes of the event the whole world knew, and responded with due respect.

I was at a film showing, in the dining hall of my college `res' when that news came in.  Everything stopped.

And I was miles away on another continent, in the middle of central Africa.

 

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2 hours ago, hindle xiii said:

Just about every commercial radio station that I'm flicking through on Freeview TV have a more subdued playlist.

Except Talk Sport who have horse racing.

That might help cheer the Queen up a bit.

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England RU Coach Eddie Jones : "I spent a bit of time up at Hull and I like the full back there Connor, he's a tough, skilful player"

Jake Connor : "I've never played Union, it doesn't look that hard, you never say never but it looks too boring for me"

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RIP Prince Philip.  Gave me many a chuckle over the last few decades.  Sad day. 

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4 hours ago, hindle xiii said:

Same audio on all the BBC radio stations including 1Xtra and Asian Network. Except BBC World Service.

 

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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4 hours ago, DavidM said:

Sorry for the family , but do they need this on every bbc channel ? I was looking forward to masters highlights 

Very rarely watch “live” tv so missing all that

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think  our thoughts and prayers should be with her majesty at this time- when all is stripped to bare bones - an old lady has lost her husband of over 70 years today - bless

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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As a tribute to the D of E dying just short of his century, Hull KR and Castleford played out a 99-minute match this evening. Respect!

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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