In all fairness, the BBC is the United Kingdom’s public service broadcaster. The death of a member of the United Kingdom’s royal family trumps a Duran special - the BBC is solely for UK residents (albeit that it has an international audience) and must cater for its intended audience and public service remit.
I’m not a UK resident so have no interest in the Royal family but appreciate that that is more important than a DD special and no one could have actually seen this happening (if they did can they give me the lottery numbers)
Post by More Play Time on Apr 9, 2021 15:06:54 GMT -5
As a knee jerk reaction to this news, Prince Phillip was a high dignitary but not the king. He was an old guy, famous for making public gafs. (A bit like me then). He wasnt so respected that people are going to tune in in their millions to commemorate the latest disaster, not like the Bowie passing. I dont think knocking DD from the 9pm spot tomorrow has a lot to do with respect but more embarrassment that the BBC would dare to air a funny radio show only a day afterwards. With all due respect, one doesnt have anything to do with the other.
The Queen is not long to go, and then expect a public month of mourning. She is highly respected and a lot more so than any of the royals except for Diana.