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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital

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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Talking with my flatmate- as well as idents which are deemed as not correct for a death- we got onto TV programmes which could be rested if needed?

Would we get comedies or soap for example- if the storyline is deemed offensive (death/murder etc).

Equally what could return as a gentle settler?


I'm getting quite confused if people are discussing what will happen if the Duke of Edinburgh dies, or when the Queen dies

They will be very different situations, yet people are talking as if its the same situation in both cases

Also clearly Diana's death was different again as she was a young women, neither The Queen or aged 99
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonwo posted:
I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves, broadcasters aren’t going to drop shows where people are murdered or die if Prince Philip or The Queen pass on. As sad as a death is, it’s part of life.


I beg to differ. "In a change to the episode billed in some listings magazines".

Anyway fiction imitates real life sometimes, wasn't it Coronation Street who had a storyline in the 9pm slot (I think it was when it was sandwiched between two episodes of BGT) and they had to tone the sequence of events in Corrie down because it was getting too close to an event going on in real life?
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
Talking with my flatmate- as well as idents which are deemed as not correct for a death- we got onto TV programmes which could be rested if needed?

A flatmate you can talk about idents and scheduling with? Where do you find these people?
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Talking with my flatmate- as well as idents which are deemed as not correct for a death- we got onto TV programmes which could be rested if needed?

A flatmate you can talk about idents and scheduling with? Where do you find these people?


You must have missed the TV Forum Dating site, You could filter potential matches by favourite ident, and match further by which continuity announcer you'd want to officiate your wedding.

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Schwing World News
I'm getting quite confused if people are discussing what will happen if the Duke of Edinburgh dies, or when the Queen dies

They will be very different situations, yet people are talking as if its the same situation in both cases

Also clearly Diana's death was different again as she was a young women, neither The Queen or aged 99


Andrew is quite right. The manner in which the deaths of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen are handled will be markedly different.

One thing being overlooked in this 'discussion' is that the death of the Queen involves the accession of her successor. For that reason alone the coverage of the Queen's death will be unique. Charles will become King. The Accession Council will meet. Oaths will be sworn by all Crown appointees (the Judiciary, MPs, Lords, serving members of the Armed Forces, etc). Parliament will be suspended before being reconvened. And that's only in this country. There's Australia, Canada and every other Commonwealth realm and territory. Expect the coverage to be like nothing that has gone before.

Jonwo posted:
I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves, broadcasters aren’t going to drop shows where people are murdered or die if Prince Philip or The Queen pass on.


No. They'll drop all shows. Schedules will be torn up.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Talking with my flatmate- as well as idents which are deemed as not correct for a death- we got onto TV programmes which could be rested if needed?

A flatmate you can talk about idents and scheduling with? Where do you find these people?


You must have missed the TV Forum Dating site, You could filter potential matches by favourite ident, and match further by which continuity announcer you'd want to officiate your wedding.


"Coming up later tonight the wedding of Fred and Wilma Flintstone at 7:30. Before that now in the church of Oneness, its Barney and Betty, I proclaim you husband and wife."
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
A flatmate you can talk about idents and scheduling with? Where do you find these people?


You must have missed the TV Forum Dating site, You could filter potential matches by favourite ident, and match further by which continuity announcer you'd want to officiate your wedding.


"Coming up later tonight the wedding of Fred and Wilma Flintstone at 7:30. Before that now in the church of Oneness, its Barney and Betty, I proclaim you husband and wife."


I know someone who had the Grandstand theme play, as everyone left the church to go outside
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Otis Crump

God help them if it's a Friday with Alison & Dermot...


Wasn't going to bring it up, but I was wondering, even if it was Mon-Thurs, would they parachute Eamonn and Ruth in, with them having a more journalistic background?


I can't see them doing that. After essentially demoting Eamonn & Ruth, it would look bad for the This Morning & ITV bosses if they had to cast aside the main presenters for a big story.

As for Friday's line-up, there was always the question of how Alison & Dermot would handle a big news story if one broke mid-programme. I remember a few years ago when a snap election was called whilst Eamonn & Ruth were presenting; they obviously handled it beautifully. I can't see that being the case with the former.


Was that the occasion when E & R speculated that an announcement was about to be made regarding Theresa May's health, then had to row it back?
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ShinyDave Wales Wales Today
I'm getting quite confused if people are discussing what will happen if the Duke of Edinburgh dies, or when the Queen dies

They will be very different situations, yet people are talking as if its the same situation in both cases

Also clearly Diana's death was different again as she was a young women, neither The Queen or aged 99


Andrew is quite right. The manner in which the deaths of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen are handled will be markedly different.

One thing being overlooked in this 'discussion' is that the death of the Queen involves the accession of her successor. For that reason alone the coverage of the Queen's death will be unique. Charles will become King. The Accession Council will meet. Oaths will be sworn by all Crown appointees (the Judiciary, MPs, Lords, serving members of the Armed Forces, etc). Parliament will be suspended before being reconvened. And that's only in this country. There's Australia, Canada and every other Commonwealth realm and territory. Expect the coverage to be like nothing that has gone before.

Jonwo posted:
I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves, broadcasters aren’t going to drop shows where people are murdered or die if Prince Philip or The Queen pass on.


No. They'll drop all shows. Schedules will be torn up.


The Queen's death is indeed on another level from anything else. Utter schedule destruction could well last until the funeral, if not beyond, if only because there will be all of these other "breaking news" aspects to handle. (Which was a large part of why there was that level of schedule destruction after Diana's death - because it was a daisy-chain of new news breaks from the nature of the funeral to "will the Windsors return to London?" to Henri Paul's blood alcohol level.)

With Philip? It's the Queen Mother all over again but likely to be treated as bigger because of being the actual spouse of the monarch (hence apparently Category 1). There was also IIRC some downplaying for Queen Mum because 9/11 was recent enough to make everyone go "maybe we shouldn't go overboard here" but long enough later for plans to be changed - of course we're in a similar position with COVID now except that event is ongoing by its nature. Part of the fascination for me from the presentation perspective here is that we genuinely don't know quite how immense the televisual reaction will be seen to be, and even if we did we can't find out how people will react to it until it happens.
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Revitt Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jonwo posted:
I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves, broadcasters aren’t going to drop shows where people are murdered or die if Prince Philip or The Queen pass on. As sad as a death is, it’s part of life.


I beg to differ. "In a change to the episode billed in some listings magazines".

Anyway fiction imitates real life sometimes, wasn't it Coronation Street who had a storyline in the 9pm slot (I think it was when it was sandwiched between two episodes of BGT) and they had to tone the sequence of events in Corrie down because it was getting too close to an event going on in real life?


I think that was the Cumbria shootings in 2010. Not sure if they edited any scenes but IIRC the episodes were put back a couple of days at least.
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alexjac0788 Meridian (South East) South East Today

Wasn't going to bring it up, but I was wondering, even if it was Mon-Thurs, would they parachute Eamonn and Ruth in, with them having a more journalistic background?


I can't see them doing that. After essentially demoting Eamonn & Ruth, it would look bad for the This Morning & ITV bosses if they had to cast aside the main presenters for a big story.

As for Friday's line-up, there was always the question of how Alison & Dermot would handle a big news story if one broke mid-programme. I remember a few years ago when a snap election was called whilst Eamonn & Ruth were presenting; they obviously handled it beautifully. I can't see that being the case with the former.


Was that the occasion when E & R speculated that an announcement was about to be made regarding Theresa May's health, then had to row it back?


God forbid a journalist speculating(!)
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