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To think that if this daft woman on the telly could 'feel' that she was standing on Richard III's grave...

(132 Posts)
IAmLouisWalsh Mon 04-Feb-13 21:13:16

Then they should have just dug under her feet?

I'd have dropped her in the hole once I'd got him out

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:36:00

Tomgrin

IAmLouisWalsh Mon 04-Feb-13 22:36:49

Well, that's an hour and a half I'll never get back....

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:41:55

DH reckons it wasn't your run of the mill doc, possibly commisioned and choice of presenter and focus on Philippa, based on the fact that no- one really expected it to turn out like this

crunchbag Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 22:44:37

She provided entertainment and now I can't get the stupid deaths song out of my head grin

edam Mon 04-Feb-13 22:48:52

I coudn't stop humming '..they're stupid 'coz they're true' all the way through that.

Agree, Jamie, not too many resources thrown at the film upfront because it must have looked so unlikely to come off. But that made it better IMO, we woudn't have had Stupid Deaths doing the presenting if it had been taken terribly seriously. I do like Tony Robinson but it was soooo much more amusing to have Simon 'Stupid Deaths' doing it. Wonder how he got involved? (I missed the first five minutes.)

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 22:51:11

I came on here to post

AIBU to think she is a bit doodles to have a crush on a man that has been dead over 500 years?!

She was a bit batty wasnt she?

I am glad it turned out to be him, as it will be great from a historical pov, putting to rest some rumours and confirming others. But the fact that she was practically in tears at the thought that he had a scoliosis after spending years telling everyone he didnt was a bit ott! "I see a living breathing man...." really? !

SomeBear Mon 04-Feb-13 22:51:53

It was the ceremonial wrapping in a flag followed by the unceremonial stuffing of the box into the back of a van that made me laugh! She did seem to behave like he was a close personal friend rather than a long-dead monarch. Very interesting programme though.

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 22:55:27

The "He doesnt look like a tyrant" got me too. And fwiw, I think he did kill the princes in the tower, or had them killed, just because he was made into a bad guy by the tudors doesnt actually mean that he wasnt!

TomArchersSausage Mon 04-Feb-13 22:55:57

Lol yes that chap carrying the box - it was all a bit Chuckle Brothers, To Me To You. Trying to come up with something reverential in the car park, then shoved in the back next to the wellies.

Pixel Mon 04-Feb-13 23:04:38

It wasn't even a nice flag. Probably came from The Tower gift shop bargain bin.

kim147 Mon 04-Feb-13 23:05:54

I love the way the orotologist (?) Jo - reacted when asked to put the standard on.

Interesting jobs though - forensic archeology. Love the fact you can analyse DNA that's 100s of years old.

louisianablue2000 Mon 04-Feb-13 23:14:10

I found the format rather annoying and wished it was more of a Time Team special with more focus on the archaeology and less on the woman who came across as a bit bonkers. It would have been interesting even if it hdn't been Richard.

Clytaemnestra Mon 04-Feb-13 23:15:25

So he lost the battle, lost his kingdom had huge holes knocked in his head, thrown naked over a horse, stabbed in the backside, tied up and shoved into a hasty unmarked grave, then deserted for 500 years until people started parking on his head.

I'm sure the crappy polyester flag made it all better.

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 23:28:25

I want to know what will happen to him now. Has he had or will he get a burial in Westminster as other monarchs have or not because he may have killed the rightful heirs?

What happens afterwards interests me just as much!

BupcakesAndCunting Mon 04-Feb-13 23:33:40

I am crying here! Is it real?! Or is this all an elaborate Chris Morris set up?

"Very uncomfortable viewing actually. A real shame as well, this should be a great programme and I'm just distracted by Stupid Death in his jumper and a loony woman in denial"

This.

Stupid Deaths man has made this bearable. Phillipa is probably trying to make arrangements to marry the skeleton. She is bonkers! The crappy flag bit was ace.

BupcakesAndCunting Mon 04-Feb-13 23:34:28

I am watching on +1... she is at the unveiling of the head.... does she tongue it?

kim147 Mon 04-Feb-13 23:35:36

Should Stupid Death man have got into role?

Stupid death, stupid death

But did he die stupidly?

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 23:37:03

Just read that he will be interred in Leicester Cathedral, and Mrs Richard III is adamant that he did not kill the princes.....so what happened to them?

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 23:40:12

gringrin

H just saw on FB that "Prince Charles" has twittered that "one will have to sell France in order to pay Great Uncle Richards parking fines" grin

BupcakesAndCunting Mon 04-Feb-13 23:40:39

He got stabbed in the butts sad

What does this mean for Liz and the clan? Di was a Plantagenet descendant. Therefore Wills and Harry are descendants of Tricky Dicky. Does this mean they can pass Go and push nan off the throne?

OOOOOH SPOOKY two princes... more right to throne than current occupant... if anything happens to them boys...

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 23:44:18

Bups, he got stabbed in the arse after he was killed, part of the humiliation of being beaten.

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 23:45:50

Arent they also descendants of the Tudor house too so they have a claim from both sides?

BupcakesAndCunting Mon 04-Feb-13 23:57:46

sad sad sad

Poor Rich sad

They are Tudor descendants too yes, I think. <strokes chin> What does it mean? Where is David Starkey when you need him?

Bogeyface Netherlands Mon 04-Feb-13 23:59:30

It means dont let Uncle Andy have a key to the Tower wink

kim147 Tue 05-Feb-13 00:01:19

Come the revolution grin

<Am I allowed to say that? Is MI5 watching?>

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