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April 03, 2005

Why I love the BBC

I’m not a Catholic but all respect to the Pope and his long and fruitful life.
The BBC made such a sombre effort with their extended news. (Although I’m not so sure about Jeremy Bowen’s dress code, what was going on with that garish clash of purple tie and blue shirt, I don’t know maybe he spilled something on his black one)
So we get to the point where they run out of commentary and alas, the news has to end, but of course when someone dies we cannot have the thumping music, we have a silent, slow motion fade out with footage of people crying outside the Vatican. So far so good.
So the last rosary fades to black and then BANG! A bright red screen flashes up and the voiceover bellows;

‘And this weeks Lottery numbers are….’

Life goes on I guess….

Posted by purple elephant at April 3, 2005 08:20 AM