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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...

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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

PacificDogwood Tue 05-Feb-13 21:05:14


I was not going to watch the progam on 4oD seeing that I already know how it ends, but having just caught up on this thread, I must. I feel I'd missed out if I did not see Mad Lady, and Curly-Haired Man and Bones Lady.

<<off she pops>>

Pixel Tue 05-Feb-13 20:27:39

If it had said "parking" they could have found him under the bit that said "king". smile

TomArchersSausage Tue 05-Feb-13 20:00:39

Apparantly there was a white 'R' painted on the ground in the carpark which hinted at the grave but it turned out to mean 'Reserved'.


munchkinmaster Tue 05-Feb-13 19:38:43

The scoliosis but was ridiculous - I imagine that's the kind way that doctor breaks the news about scoliosis to anxious patients or those concerned about their loved ones - not to crazy cat ladys about long dead geezers they'd never met

GilmoursPillow Tue 05-Feb-13 17:44:37

I liked Grey Haired Camp Bloke too!

I love the way you can almost see Jo muttering "Oh, for fuck's sake" under her breath.

Lee grin

FlamesOnTheSideOfMyFace Tue 05-Feb-13 17:41:58

I liked her!
Grey haired camp bloke was almost as bonkers but didn't get half the exposure typical

Cornycabernet Tue 05-Feb-13 17:37:44

The irony of her setting out to disprove the myth of the curved spine and actually doing the opposite!

LeeCoakley Tue 05-Feb-13 17:37:00

Ha! Crossed posts!

LeeCoakley Tue 05-Feb-13 17:36:17

It was her utter disappointment on seeing the skeleton and the curved spine and being told he had scoliosis (sp?) that was ridiculous. The experts had to spend the next 10 minutes convincing her that it was a GOOD thing and that' 'really, you wouldn't notice it with his clothes on' shock Like she was child that needed placating after being told Santa wasn't real. God save us.

GilmoursPillow Tue 05-Feb-13 17:30:50

"It's really difficult <sniff> seeing him <weepy, breathy sniff> laid out like this"
That's not right, is it?

If I had done a huge amount of research on a famous character and actually FOUND his bones I would be in tears too. I'd be hopping around with excitement and be so overwhelmed that I'd found a KING OF FUCKING ENGLAND FFS that I'd be like an over-excited two year old.

However, I wouldn't be (almost) donning a black veil and almost begging the scientists to tell me that his hunched back would hardly be noticeable.

I do like that Jo lady grin

LeeCoakley Tue 05-Feb-13 17:28:28

If you read about the dig on the Richard iii society pages it goes into detail about her dream, the funding and also how the archaeologists dug in other places and found other things on site. I found the programme too lightweight and Stupid Death unwatchable especially when the nail gun gag went on for FAR too long <cringe>. When he held up his camera that had a picture of Michael on it next to a painting of Richard and talked about a likeness, it was time to shoot him.

fuzzpig Tue 05-Feb-13 17:13:35

I haven't watched it myself (yet - am quite intrigued although not a history fan) but my colleague was saying she thought it was a docudrama/spoof thing when she watched it because the reactions/emotions were so extreme!

Pigsmummy Tue 05-Feb-13 17:04:57

She did come across as a bit mad but she was spot on, she has talents and interests that I don't get excited about but good luck to her I say. I thought she was going to combust/have an orgasm/pass out at one point but as I say, fair play to her, leave her alone.

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 05-Feb-13 17:01:49

I was so excited about this programme, then I saw it.
Couldn't they have edited out the cringe factor? Surely they must have had SOME footage that showed Phillipa looking rational. Surely.

whathellcall Tue 05-Feb-13 16:49:55

<sings stupid death stupid death> grin

TomArchersSausage Tue 05-Feb-13 16:02:59

Hope next time it's not you..grin

whathellcall Tue 05-Feb-13 15:18:49

Stabbed in the arse grin

ConferencePear Tue 05-Feb-13 14:00:32

It is true to say that archaeology is seriously underfunded.

GreatUncleEddie Tue 05-Feb-13 13:51:14

She was bonkers, bless her, wasn't she. I had to keep reminding myself that the amazing discovery wouldn't have happened without her (that is true, isn't it?)

munchkinmaster Tue 05-Feb-13 13:51:07

'ehhm, that's not an old hole.'

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 05-Feb-13 13:46:26

Historical Importance? Um, try - the first kingly skelington to be encased in cardboard, draped in shiny nylon and shoved in a Transit.
There will be stamps made, commemorating that moment.

ConferencePear Tue 05-Feb-13 13:32:22

I think the whole programme was a bit of an insult to trained archaeologists knowledge and expertise. They have known for ages where Greyfriars used to be and they were aware that written accounts said where he was buried.
I am willing to bet they did a geophysical survey before they started. So it wasn't so much of a surprise that they found him quickly.

Salteena wrote "I mean, this is an amazing archaeological find of huge historical importance.

I can't see what the historical importance is. The things that we would really like to know about him like "Did he kill his nephews ?" can't be answered by archaeology. I just don't get the fuss.

WhereYouLeftIt Tue 05-Feb-13 13:27:46

Bunnygotwhacked yes channel 4seven is on freeview, it repeats programmes from 4 channels in the week after they were first broadcast.

GilmoursPillow Tue 05-Feb-13 13:16:29

There's a Dutch woman who belongs to the Richard III group thingy who's completely barking! shock

munchkinmaster Tue 05-Feb-13 13:13:15

'ehhm, that's not an old hole.'

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