Yep ok we get it Mandela has died. No longer interested. (Not that I was before) back to mrs browns boys please BBC
The decision-making is one around the significance of Nelson Mandela. Nobody needs a lecture on his importance but we are probably talking about the most important statesman, the most significant statesman, of the last 100 years, a man who defined freedom, justice, reconciliation, forgiveness. The importance of his life and marking his death seems extremely clear to us
Some viewers though the Beeb should have given the weather more prominence in its coverage. James Harding admitted he understood the point about providing more weather coverage, but insisted that the corporation was covering the destruction via local radio and bbc.co.uk.