Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Don't Believe It

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Don't Believe It

Article excerpt

"Prince blasts BBC"

Where were you when the Queen Mum died? I was watching Spurs live on TV, and I think I would have put a brick through it, had the game been interrupted to give us live coverage of people in black telling us over and over again that the Queen Mum was dead.

After the game, it didn't take long for me to find out that the old gal had passed away. This came as little surprise: we knew something was up when she missed the Cheltenham races last month. The BBC has been rehearsing for the Queen Mum's death for decades, so it was obvious that its coverage would be as slick as it always is on such occasions. The one surprise was the public's reaction to the sad event. They seemed not to care. The media "vox-popped" the usual nutter laying flowers outside some royal palace, but where were the piles we saw for Diana?

Outside Buck House, Jennie Bond, dressed all in black (I wonder if she was wearing black knickers for the big day? …

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