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Old 31-01-2013, 17:01
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I am sure this documentary is a comedy really as in the trailer one of the scientists looks a lot like an actor who is on Horrible Histories but I don't know what his name is.

Or is it just me?
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:16
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It's based on a somewhat true story.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-20391935
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:30
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I'm sure I spotted the 'scientist' off of those wonders shows on top of the pops. It's all fake!
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:32
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Yes its a "legit" programme
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:35
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I know the story is true but I don't think the documentary is real.
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:42
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I am sure this documentary is a comedy really as in the trailer one of the scientists looks a lot like an actor who is on Horrible Histories but I don't know what his name is.

Or is it just me?
Simon Farmby from horrible histories is in the programme but he is not playing one of the scientists he is the Presenter of the Show. The show is legit.
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:50
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That would be Simon Farmby from Horrible Histories he is presentor/narrator not one of the scientists. The show is legit.
Oh that makes sense then, I thought the woman at the start of the trailer was supposed to be the presenter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drinD2oc6Gk

My bad .
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Old 31-01-2013, 18:45
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Legit! Big news in Leicester
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Old 31-01-2013, 18:57
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Oh that makes sense then, I thought the woman at the start of the trailer was supposed to be the presenter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drinD2oc6Gk

My bad .
Hi. That is Phillipa Langley and she is a member of the Richard III Society.
This is such exciting news, Richard III is my favourite English Monarch and I do hope the remains are his. ( I am sure they are). The programme is also showing the facial reconstruction of the skeleton.
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:37
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Hi. That is Phillipa Langley and she is a member of the Richard III Society.
This is such exciting news, Richard III is my favourite English Monarch and I do hope the remains are his. ( I am sure they are). The programme is also showing the facial reconstruction of the skeleton.
I also love the much maligned Richard 3 - have you read Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey? Probably out of print now but I would strongly recommend it!
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:40
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I also love the much maligned Richard 3 - have you read Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey? Probably out of print now but I would strongly recommend it!
Richard III fans have finally found each other

I've read the book. Very convincing....Henry VII much likelier to have murdered twins in the Tower.
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:50
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Really looking forward to this program, Richard is much loved in York and that says a great deal to me. Big fan of the Tey book and on a lighter note you can't beat We Speak No Treason. I wonder what his face will be like?
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:56
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Really looking forward to this program, Richard is much loved in York and that says a great deal to me. Big fan of the Tey book and on a lighter note you can't beat We Speak No Treason. I wonder what his face will be like?
We already know ;

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7zUhBC0N-f...-of-blood7.jpg
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Old 31-01-2013, 20:07
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Richard III fans have finally found each other

I've read the book. Very convincing....Henry VII much likelier to have murdered twins in the Tower.
Re read Tey's book just recently..excellent stuff.
Sunne in Splendour is also an excellent fiction and a barn storming read.
For me, Margaret Beaufort is up for the murder of the boys.
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Old 31-01-2013, 20:41
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Currently reading 'The Sunne in Splendour' for the fifth or sixth time (the kindle version is only 0.74p at the moment, bargain!). I tend to swither between Tudor and Buckingham as responsible for the boys' deaths but on the whole think Henry Tudor more likely to be guilty.

Didn't know about this but have now set up the sky box for it - and also for 'Fact or Fiction: Richard III' on More4 on Sat 2nd February at 8pm. So thanks to the OP for the heads-up.
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Old 31-01-2013, 20:53
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There is going to be an announcement by the team who have been working on the remains at 10 o'clock Monday 4th feb. I think the BBC are going to have a live stream.
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Old 31-01-2013, 21:48
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Currently reading 'The Sunne in Splendour' for the fifth or sixth time (the kindle version is only 0.74p at the moment, bargain!). I tend to swither between Tudor and Buckingham as responsible for the boys' deaths but on the whole think Henry Tudor more likely to be guilty.

Didn't know about this but have now set up the sky box for it - and also for 'Fact or Fiction: Richard III' on More4 on Sat 2nd February at 8pm. So thanks to the OP for the heads-up.
Looking forward to the documentary, but didn't spot the one on More4! Theres also a drama straight afterwards, Princes In The Tower, which might be worth a look!
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Old 31-01-2013, 23:30
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I also love the much maligned Richard 3 - have you read Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey? Probably out of print now but I would strongly recommend it!
You can still get the book, my daughter bought me a copy for Xmas a couple of years ago. I first read it many years ago when at school, and it fostered a lifelong interest in King Richard.
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Old 31-01-2013, 23:31
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Another Richard 'fan'. Thanks for the heads up about the programme on Saturday. Really hoping that the press conference is going to confirm its Richard.
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Old 01-02-2013, 00:06
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Richard III fans have finally found each other

I've read the book. Very convincing....Henry VII much likelier to have murdered twins in the Tower.
Re read Tey's book just recently..excellent stuff.
Sunne in Splendour is also an excellent fiction and a barn storming read.
For me, Margaret Beaufort is up for the murder of the boys.
The Duke of Buckingham is my #1 suspect
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Old 01-02-2013, 00:15
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Richard III fans have finally found each other

I've read the book. Very convincing....Henry VII much likelier to have murdered twins in the Tower.
Great isn't it? I have been convinced that Henry VII murdered the princes in the tower (not twins) since I was in my teens and that's a long time ago. Daughter of Time by Tey was the book that sparked off my interest in all this.
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Old 01-02-2013, 14:34
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Old 01-02-2013, 14:42
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it's lovely to see so many Richard supporters here!! i too think he was much maligned, and is STILL very loved in the north, white roses are place at Barnard Castle each year....damn tudor propagandarists!
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Old 01-02-2013, 15:21
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Fancy burying the King of England in a car park you would have thought they would have chosen a cathedral.

Nearly as bad as building Windsor Castle right on the Heathrow flightpath.

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