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    The British broadcasting station Channel 5 has decided not to cover the funeral on Monday.

    https://www.indy100.com/news/queen-f...ovie-channel-5

    With the Queen’s funeral taking place on Monday and most TV channels blocking out their schedules to livestream the ceremony, it’s understandable if some people want to watch something a little bit lighter during the current period of national mourning.

    The Emoji Movie, however, is not what we – or indeed, many others – had in mind, but it’s being offered on Channel 5 from 11:10am, right when the BBC, ITV and Sky will be airing the funeral service of the late monarch which begins at 11am.

    The 2017 animated film, which starred James Corden and Patrick Stewart as the hi-5 and poop emoji respectively (yes, really), was a commercial flop – with the site Rotten Tomatoes giving it a Tomatometer score of just six per cent.

    It’s worth mentioning, just in case you were somehow expecting the movie to be a cinematic masterpiece.

    The channel will then air Stuart Little at 12:30pm, followed by the third film in the Ice Age series – Dawn of the Dinosaurs – at 1:55pm.

    However, it’s Channel 5’s decision to air The Emoji Movie which has been praised online, after entertainment reporter Scott Bryan shared the news on Friday


    Which resulted in this - from The Daily Express - no surprises there!

    https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv...eth-II-funeral

    The channel will then air Stuart Little at 12:30pm, followed by the third film in the Ice Age series – Dawn of the Dinosaurs – at 1:55pm.

    However, it’s Channel 5’s decision to air The Emoji Movie which has been praised online, after entertainment reporter Scott Bryan shared the news on Friday:

    According to the TV schedule, Channel 5 will not be broadcasting any of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Bank Holiday Monday. Instead, the broadcaster will air a selection of children's TV programmes including Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends. They will also show a number of films in the afternoon ranging from The Emoji Movie, Stuart Little and Ice Age 3.

    The broadcaster's decision has sparked a strong reaction online, and while some viewers are thrilled about the move, others were less than impressed.

    In response to @SuperTV247's tweet about the schedule shake-up, viewer Ryan fumed: "Boycott channel 5."

    Stepping in to defend the channel, user @Official_WXUK replied: "Support Channel 5."

    While Holland & Jervis added: "The bosses at channel 5 are truly evil."

    Brooke Kelly commented: "Channel 5 really said **** the Queen and **** Neighbours."

    "Disrespectful move by Channel 5," user @0xx0_Lester went on to say.

    Jamies Davies raged: "@Channel5Press @channel5_tv shame on you for not broadcasting the Queens funeral."

    Ian Stewart was also pleased with Channel 5's schedule, tweeting: "Channel 5 kinda day then it is." (sic)

    According to the TV schedule, Channel 5 will not be broadcasting any of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Bank Holiday Monday. Instead, the broadcaster will air a selection of children's TV programmes including Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends. They will also show a number of films in the afternoon ranging from The Emoji Movie, Stuart Little and Ice Age 3.The broadcaster's decision has sparked a strong reaction online, and while some viewers are thrilled about the move, others were less than impressed.

    In response to @SuperTV247's tweet about the schedule shake-up, viewer Ryan fumed: "Boycott channel 5."

    Stepping in to defend the channel, user @Official_WXUK replied: "Support Channel 5."

    While Holland & Jervis added: "The bosses at channel 5 are truly evil."

    Brooke Kelly commented: "Channel 5 really said f**k the Queen and f**k Neighbours."

    "Disrespectful move by Channel 5," user @0xx0_Lester went on to say.

    Jamies Davies raged: "@Channel5Press @channel5_tv shame on you for not broadcasting the Queens funeral."

    Ian Stewart was also pleased with Channel 5's schedule, tweeting: "Channel 5 kinda day then it is." (sic)

    Channel 4 have also chosen not to air the Queen's funeral (Image: Getty)

    Joel Clements weighed in: "Why do you need every channel showing the same thing? Makes no sense… just leave it to the traditional channels." (sic)

    Channel 5 won't be the only broadcaster not airing the Queen's funeral.

    Channel 4 have also made the decision not to show the Queen being laid to rest, instead, they will be airing a documentary as a tribute to the monarch.

    A Queen Is Crowned, a documentary from 1953 will be broadcast from 12pm, followed by a Channel 4 News summary.

    The broadcaster will also observe a two-minute silence in memory of the Queen.

    Discussing its decision to not air the Queen's funeral, a Channel 4 spokesman said: "On the day Britain says farewell to its longest serving monarch, Channel 4 will be airing A Queen Is Crowned, the classic 1953 documentary about her coronation, so that viewers can experience both the beginning and end of her remarkable reign.

    "Following the service, Channel 4 will also broadcast two extended editions of Channel 4 News as well as the 1943 Vera Lynn film, We’ll Meet Again," they added to Metro.co.uk.

    Channel 5 and Channel 4 may not be airing the funeral, but Sky BBC and ITV will be.


    So yet another storm in a thimble fomented by a RW tabloid.

    "It ain't necessarily so
    The things that you're liable
    To read in the Bible
    It ain't necessarily so
    ."

    Sportin' Life
    Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

  • #2
    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
    The British broadcasting station Channel 5 has decided not to cover the funeral on Monday.

    https://www.indy100.com/news/queen-f...ovie-channel-5

    With the Queen’s funeral taking place on Monday and most TV channels blocking out their schedules to livestream the ceremony, it’s understandable if some people want to watch something a little bit lighter during the current period of national mourning.

    The Emoji Movie, however, is not what we – or indeed, many others – had in mind, but it’s being offered on Channel 5 from 11:10am, right when the BBC, ITV and Sky will be airing the funeral service of the late monarch which begins at 11am.

    The 2017 animated film, which starred James Corden and Patrick Stewart as the hi-5 and poop emoji respectively (yes, really), was a commercial flop – with the site Rotten Tomatoes giving it a Tomatometer score of just six per cent.

    It’s worth mentioning, just in case you were somehow expecting the movie to be a cinematic masterpiece.

    The channel will then air Stuart Little at 12:30pm, followed by the third film in the Ice Age series – Dawn of the Dinosaurs – at 1:55pm.

    However, it’s Channel 5’s decision to air The Emoji Movie which has been praised online, after entertainment reporter Scott Bryan shared the news on Friday


    Which resulted in this - from The Daily Express - no surprises there!

    https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv...eth-II-funeral

    The channel will then air Stuart Little at 12:30pm, followed by the third film in the Ice Age series – Dawn of the Dinosaurs – at 1:55pm.

    However, it’s Channel 5’s decision to air The Emoji Movie which has been praised online, after entertainment reporter Scott Bryan shared the news on Friday:

    According to the TV schedule, Channel 5 will not be broadcasting any of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Bank Holiday Monday. Instead, the broadcaster will air a selection of children's TV programmes including Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends. They will also show a number of films in the afternoon ranging from The Emoji Movie, Stuart Little and Ice Age 3.

    The broadcaster's decision has sparked a strong reaction online, and while some viewers are thrilled about the move, others were less than impressed.

    In response to @SuperTV247's tweet about the schedule shake-up, viewer Ryan fumed: "Boycott channel 5."

    Stepping in to defend the channel, user @Official_WXUK replied: "Support Channel 5."

    While Holland & Jervis added: "The bosses at channel 5 are truly evil."

    Brooke Kelly commented: "Channel 5 really said **** the Queen and **** Neighbours."

    "Disrespectful move by Channel 5," user @0xx0_Lester went on to say.

    Jamies Davies raged: "@Channel5Press @channel5_tv shame on you for not broadcasting the Queens funeral."

    Ian Stewart was also pleased with Channel 5's schedule, tweeting: "Channel 5 kinda day then it is." (sic)

    According to the TV schedule, Channel 5 will not be broadcasting any of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Bank Holiday Monday. Instead, the broadcaster will air a selection of children's TV programmes including Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends. They will also show a number of films in the afternoon ranging from The Emoji Movie, Stuart Little and Ice Age 3.The broadcaster's decision has sparked a strong reaction online, and while some viewers are thrilled about the move, others were less than impressed.

    In response to @SuperTV247's tweet about the schedule shake-up, viewer Ryan fumed: "Boycott channel 5."

    Stepping in to defend the channel, user @Official_WXUK replied: "Support Channel 5."

    While Holland & Jervis added: "The bosses at channel 5 are truly evil."

    Brooke Kelly commented: "Channel 5 really said f**k the Queen and f**k Neighbours."

    "Disrespectful move by Channel 5," user @0xx0_Lester went on to say.

    Jamies Davies raged: "@Channel5Press @channel5_tv shame on you for not broadcasting the Queens funeral."

    Ian Stewart was also pleased with Channel 5's schedule, tweeting: "Channel 5 kinda day then it is." (sic)

    Channel 4 have also chosen not to air the Queen's funeral (Image: Getty)

    Joel Clements weighed in: "Why do you need every channel showing the same thing? Makes no sense… just leave it to the traditional channels." (sic)

    Channel 5 won't be the only broadcaster not airing the Queen's funeral.

    Channel 4 have also made the decision not to show the Queen being laid to rest, instead, they will be airing a documentary as a tribute to the monarch.

    A Queen Is Crowned, a documentary from 1953 will be broadcast from 12pm, followed by a Channel 4 News summary.

    The broadcaster will also observe a two-minute silence in memory of the Queen.

    Discussing its decision to not air the Queen's funeral, a Channel 4 spokesman said: "On the day Britain says farewell to its longest serving monarch, Channel 4 will be airing A Queen Is Crowned, the classic 1953 documentary about her coronation, so that viewers can experience both the beginning and end of her remarkable reign.

    "Following the service, Channel 4 will also broadcast two extended editions of Channel 4 News as well as the 1943 Vera Lynn film, We’ll Meet Again," they added to Metro.co.uk.

    Channel 5 and Channel 4 may not be airing the funeral, but Sky BBC and ITV will be.


    So yet another storm in a thimble fomented by a RW tabloid.
    For someone who claims not to take these people seriously, you seem awfully obsessed with them.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

      For someone who claims not to take these people seriously, you seem awfully obsessed with them.
      I am commenting on the nonsense that is paralysing the British at present and offering further evidence of a RW tabloid in fomenting discord to suit its own agenda.

      "It ain't necessarily so
      The things that you're liable
      To read in the Bible
      It ain't necessarily so
      ."

      Sportin' Life
      Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
        The British broadcasting station Channel 5 has decided not to cover the funeral on Monday.
        Good for them. Counter programing when everyone else is showing exactly the same thing could well be a good business strategy.

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Good for them. Counter programing when everyone else is showing exactly the same thing could well be a good business strategy.
          Good grief! We agree on something. And why should every channel have to cover exactly the same thing? The word overkill comes to mind.
          "It ain't necessarily so
          The things that you're liable
          To read in the Bible
          It ain't necessarily so
          ."

          Sportin' Life
          Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

            For someone who claims not to take these people seriously, you seem awfully obsessed with them.
            Just since Tuesday four threads started -- and today is still far from over

            He is your "liege lord" and any public dissent can lead to your arrest

            "Room for one more inside". Foreign dignitaries must share buses for Queen's funeral

            Is it "What she would have wanted"?


            And yet another backlash


            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
              So yet another storm in a thimble fomented by a RW tabloid.
              This basically explains a lot of the so-called 'over reactions' across the country for the last few days. Many companies, public sector institutions, etc. are concerned about what might be said about them by various dirty right wing media sites and papers.



              It is an anecdote, and anecdotes are not data, however I can confirm the public sector where I work was very concerned last week about what should be done in the 10 days immediately after the announcement of the queen's death, up until the day of the funeral, which factored directly in to them making the decision to cancel various events and close various council-owned locations. Certain places remain open (locations for books of condolence, etc), but some have closed.

              Another factor is that the day of the funeral is a bank holiday. That in itself isn't an issue, but several places that would otherwise be open shut on bank holidays, which then has a direct impact on services - some of which are already heavily impacted and behind due to Covid and austerity. Bit of a mess, really.

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              • #8
                As an aside, this is the sort of people 'we're' up against. A lovely chap called in who attempted to defend the actions of the police regarding that chap who had a blank piece of paper:

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                • #9
                  This is a major news event being covered by just about every country on the planet.

                  "It ain't necessarily so
                  The things that you're liable
                  To read in the Bible
                  It ain't necessarily so
                  ."

                  Sportin' Life
                  Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EvoUK View Post
                    As an aside, this is the sort of people 'we're' up against. A lovely chap called in who attempted to defend the actions of the police regarding that chap who had a blank piece of paper:

                    It appears that dear old Nick is the fascist village idiot.

                    X can say Y but A cannot say B.



                    "It ain't necessarily so
                    The things that you're liable
                    To read in the Bible
                    It ain't necessarily so
                    ."

                    Sportin' Life
                    Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                      This is a major news event being covered by just about every country on the planet.
                      I don't think even the pope's death would get this much coverage, and that would affect more people on the planet (predominantly Catholic countries for sure). We still live in Eurocentric times and this queen-death bruhaha surely highlights it. A million Chinese might die from an earthquake tomorrow and we'd still be hearing about how many roses were laid are on the queen's coffin as a top story. Just freaking nuts - and irritating.

                      On Newsmax homepage today, of the Top 10 stories, 9 are related to the queen somehow. Good golly.
                      "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
                      "
                      Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EvoUK View Post

                        This basically explains a lot of the so-called 'over reactions' across the country for the last few days. Many companies, public sector institutions, etc. are concerned about what might be said about them by various dirty right wing media sites and papers.



                        It is an anecdote, and anecdotes are not data, however I can confirm the public sector where I work was very concerned last week about what should be done in the 10 days immediately after the announcement of the queen's death, up until the day of the funeral, which factored directly in to them making the decision to cancel various events and close various council-owned locations. Certain places remain open (locations for books of condolence, etc), but some have closed.

                        Another factor is that the day of the funeral is a bank holiday. That in itself isn't an issue, but several places that would otherwise be open shut on bank holidays, which then has a direct impact on services - some of which are already heavily impacted and behind due to Covid and austerity. Bit of a mess, really.
                        The underlying question remains. Isn't this all a bit OTT?

                        He is echoing some of my own thoughts.

                        Although I suppose perhaps you should be grateful that she did not die on 22nd of December which would have entailed cancelling Christmas!

                        I also wonder if the crowds would have queued for miles in a mid December London!
                        Last edited by Hypatia_Alexandria; 09-17-2022, 11:24 AM.
                        "It ain't necessarily so
                        The things that you're liable
                        To read in the Bible
                        It ain't necessarily so
                        ."

                        Sportin' Life
                        Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                          I don't think even the pope's death would get this much coverage, and that would affect more people on the planet (predominantly Catholic countries for sure). We still live in Eurocentric times and this queen-death bruhaha surely highlights it. A million Chinese might die from an earthquake tomorrow and we'd still be hearing about how many roses were laid are on the queen's coffin as a top story. Just freaking nuts - and irritating.

                          On Newsmax homepage today, of the Top 10 stories, 9 are related to the queen somehow. Good golly.
                          I entirely agree and wouldn't all that money spent on floral tributes have been better donated to the Pakistan flood appeal? Or indeed any charity?

                          Instead there is nothing but thousands of pounds worth of potential compost.
                          "It ain't necessarily so
                          The things that you're liable
                          To read in the Bible
                          It ain't necessarily so
                          ."

                          Sportin' Life
                          Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                            I don't think even the pope's death would get this much coverage, and that would affect more people on the planet (predominantly Catholic countries for sure). We still live in Eurocentric times and this queen-death bruhaha surely highlights it. A million Chinese might die from an earthquake tomorrow and we'd still be hearing about how many roses were laid are on the queen's coffin as a top story. Just freaking nuts - and irritating.

                            On Newsmax homepage today, of the Top 10 stories, 9 are related to the queen somehow. Good golly.
                            Well, there have been 7 popes during her reign.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

                              Well, there have been 7 popes during her reign.
                              Perhaps. But her longevity isn't newsworthy. I've had a relative or two that outlived her.
                              "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
                              "
                              Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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