From reader Gordon:
On the day that The Duke of Edinburgh passed, BBC television, as could only be expected, revised their schedules in order to focus on the royal death. Across almost all of the channels, planned programmes were replaced by rolling news and documentaries relating to the wonderful life and works of the Queen’s consort.
It was interesting to note that the planned televising of a Scottish Championship football match was cancelled (although the match took place). Presumably such a program was deemed to be not in keeping with the solemnity required. On the other hand, on the red button, a women’s international friendly match between France and England was broadcast in full.
It might make a good parlour game to speculate what made one program inappropriate but allowed the other to go ahead.
(England ladies lost three – one at the hands and feet of a talented and physically challenging French team).