Thousands of viewers contacted the BBC to say they felt the amount of coverage was excessive.
This, I have to say, is an incredibly smart move by the BBC. Having taken a bit of a kicking for a number of years, and the threat of the licence fee being scrapped or of non-payment being de-criminalised, they had to start wining favour quickly.
Thanks to their ingenious 'dedicated complaint form', the relevant UK agencies now have a list of IPs from anyone who felt the coverage of Phil was too much, or that Eastenders really took primacy over such matters.*
Come the clamp down now Liz has been taken off her leash, apart from seeing the Firm reveal Harry's DNA result to show he is the other Ginger Winger's bastard offspring and the shocking spectacle of Queenie punching Meghan in the **** next time she sees her, we'll also have this lot rounded up and sent to a more liberal leaning country like, oh, China or North Korea.
**** knows how they'll react when HRH pops it and we get a totally telly shutdown for a week with nothing but 24/7 God Save the Queen and Rule Britannia playing on all stations.
In line with Int Cell though - too much, too little coverage, just right? Think the BBC et al will take the hit come the big goodbye, or will they cut it back? I suppose the advantage is that they've no advertising revenue to lose, unlike the commercial channels. Can't really have a moving tribute to the Queen followed closely by adverts for Tampax and QuickCashLoans.
* Unless it's just all Phil coverage in general, in which case, I'm fucked 'cos I complained about that weirdo in the Guards fancy dress being in one of their main pictures