Yes, a major world statesmen may have died, but must your regular programmes be interrupted and be replaced by grief whore news specials? That is what news programmes are for after all! At least with the Mandela saturation we'll be spared live storm surge specials presented by wellied reporters knee deep in the floods explaining that police are advising against disaster sightseers putting themselves in danger. With that eye-wateringly expensive studio, and all its facilites in London what is the point of live reports anyway? Apart from giving the little scallies in the background the chance to swear and gesture at the camera?
The BBC: How did it ever reach this point?