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Doghouse Riley 04-02-2013 00:47

Richard lll : The King in the Carpark C4 Monday
 
"The story of the hunt for the remains of the medieval ruler"
Or so the write-up goes.

Usually the words, "the hunt for" appear in the title.

But maybe documentary makers are realising that some viewers are of the opinion that the words; "the hunt for" signify fifty-five minutes of anticipation, with the revelation in the last five minutes, that they "find nuffin,'" so don't bother to watch.

lundavra 04-02-2013 01:33

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Originally Posted by Doghouse Riley (Post 64049595)
"The story of the hunt for the remains of the medieval ruler"
Or so the write-up goes.

Usually the words, "the hunt for" appear in the title.

But maybe documentary makers are realising that some viewers are of the opinion that the words; "the hunt for" signify fifty-five minutes of anticipation, with the revelation in the last five minutes, that they "find nuffin,'" so don't bother to watch.

I am not very optimistic about the programme from the trailers they have been running, might watch later from the PVR.

Saltydog1955 04-02-2013 08:32

A big story in Leicester apparently.

The results of the DNA tests on the skeleton are due today, and this programme will coincide with them, so we'll find out whether or not it really is Richard III.

Really looking forward to this as I love history!

Tassium 04-02-2013 08:39

Looks like "Come Dig With Me".

BeethovensPiano 04-02-2013 09:02

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Originally Posted by Saltydog1955 (Post 64051827)
A big story in Leicester apparently.

The results of the DNA tests on the skeleton are due today, and this programme will coincide with them, so we'll find out whether or not it really is Richard III.

Really looking forward to this as I love history!

Not just in Leicester - the world, if you are interested in History.

suesuesue 04-02-2013 09:11

Said on the news that the press conference is at 10am today so may be able to find out if it's a "yes" or "no". Could save watching 95 mins of C4 dragged out "coming up" and "before the break" nonsense. Pity. C4 used to make excellent docs but now I often despair at the lazy, badly researched twaddle they show. Still, could be completely wrong and the show tonight might be a treasure :)

lundavra 04-02-2013 09:53

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Originally Posted by suesuesue (Post 64052100)
Said on the news that the press conference is at 10am today so may be able to find out if it's a "yes" or "no". Could save watching 95 mins of C4 dragged out "coming up" and "before the break" nonsense. Pity. C4 used to make excellent docs but now I often despair at the lazy, badly researched twaddle they show. Still, could be completely wrong and the show tonight might be a treasure :)

Everyone knows the DNA result is going to be 'Yes' even if a qualified 'Yes' or they would not get many viewers tonight.

They were describing it as the greatest archaeological discovery in years this morning which seems rather ridiculous. It's nice to identify him but hardly a major discovery.

The trailers for the programme suggest that it is going to make the recent Time Team series or even Pub Dig look intelligent.

BigBmad 04-02-2013 09:58

Should be good

Saltydog1955 04-02-2013 09:59

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Originally Posted by lundavra (Post 64052453)
Everyone knows the DNA result is going to be 'Yes' even if a qualified 'Yes' or they would not get many viewers tonight.

They were describing it as the greatest archaeological discovery in years this morning which seems rather ridiculous. It's nice to identify him but hardly a major discovery.

The trailers for the programme suggest that it is going to make the recent Time Team series or even Pub Dig look intelligent.

On the contrary, I'd say it's pretty major when a body of a King is identified that's been missing for over 500 years.

There have been discussions in Parliament over where he should be buried and that's pretty major too. It would have been nice to see him buried in York, as that's where his heart lay and where he was most admired.

BeethovensPiano 04-02-2013 10:04

I think they have decided, if it is him of course, that he will be buried in Leicester.

Saltydog1955 04-02-2013 10:05

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Originally Posted by BeethovensPiano (Post 64052540)
I think they have decided, if it is him of course, that he will be buried in Leicester.

Yes, I'm aware of that. What I'm saying is that it would have been nice to see him buried in York.

BeethovensPiano 04-02-2013 10:10

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Originally Posted by Saltydog1955 (Post 64052551)
Yes, I'm aware of that. What I'm saying is that it would have been nice to see him buried in York.

Yes, I agree:)

BeethovensPiano 04-02-2013 10:13

And BBC news are bored with to story already...

BeethovensPiano 04-02-2013 10:21

Just have to hope someone puts the press conference up on youtube so we can see it in full... sigh.

Saltydog1955 04-02-2013 10:23

Live updates from the press conference.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/bl...enet-king-live

BBC live coverage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21319148

kwynne42 04-02-2013 10:24

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Originally Posted by BeethovensPiano (Post 64052743)
Just have to hope someone puts the press conference up on youtube so we can see it in full... sigh.

Go to BBC News on the website they are showing the press conference live.

planets 04-02-2013 10:25

bbc news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21319148

eta mitochondrial dna match!

Saltydog1955 04-02-2013 10:40

It's him!

Rorschach 04-02-2013 10:40

It would have been spectacularly bad timing to schedule a program called The King in the Carpark just hours after an official announcemnet of "No, it's not him". :D

Nice, an announcement of the Channel 4 program "which is being aired tonight". Great endorsement deal there. :p

Saltydog1955 04-02-2013 10:42

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Originally Posted by Rorschach (Post 64053001)
It would have been spectacularly bad timing to schedule a program called The King in the Carpark just hours after an official announcemnet of "No, it's not him". :D

It's still a very exciting moment in history.

Rorschach 04-02-2013 10:44

Oh I know you can make an excellent show that has no "concrete" results at the end of it, I've watched Time Team for years. :D

But I think it did rather pre-empt the announcement.

planets 04-02-2013 10:44

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Originally Posted by Saltydog1955 (Post 64053027)
It's still a very exciting moment in history.

Agreed, although i think it's a shame he is to be buried in Leicester Cathedral rather than in the north.

Saltydog1955 04-02-2013 10:48

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Originally Posted by planets (Post 64053063)
Agreed, although i think it's a shame he is to be buried in Leicester Cathedral rather than in the north.

I do too, but according to the experts at the press conference it's in accordance with best archaelogical practice for a discovered body to be buried in the nearest sacred ground.

Cadiva 04-02-2013 10:50

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Originally Posted by BeethovensPiano (Post 64052035)
Not just in Leicester - the world, if you are interested in History.

Quite.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saltydog1955 (Post 64052503)
On the contrary, I'd say it's pretty major when a body of a King is identified that's been missing for over 500 years.

There have been discussions in Parliament over where he should be buried and that's pretty major too. It would have been nice to see him buried in York, as that's where his heart lay and where he was most admired.

Sadly rules surrounding exhumations mean he's going to be reintered in Leicester Cathedral but I totally agree with you, he should be laid to rest in York Minster, it was his "capital" city, it's where he ruled from when Prince and Yorkshire is where he grew up.

planets 04-02-2013 10:50

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Originally Posted by Saltydog1955 (Post 64053118)
I do too, but according to the experts at the press conference it's in accordance with best archaelogical practice for a discovered body to be buried in the nearest sacred ground.

oh yes i was watching that live too, i'm just being sentimental :o


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