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BBC Interrupts "Mrs Brown's Boys" For The Death Of Nelson Mandela, Gets 850 Complaints

Not even the death of a global statesman can get between these people and their favourite bawdy sitcom.

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Some people not quite in tune with world events (or South Africa's struggle for equality and justice) were less than pleased.

Yep ok we get it Mandela has died. No longer interested. (Not that I was before) back to mrs browns boys please BBC

Chris Pritchard

@chrisp1991

Yep ok we get it Mandela has died. No longer interested. (Not that I was before) back to mrs browns boys please BBC

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RT @Jacobby123: Fuck off, you stop mrs browns boys for Nelson fucking Mandela, FFS

Duke of Bellington

@DanTheDazzler

RT @Jacobby123: Fuck off, you stop mrs browns boys for Nelson fucking Mandela, FFS

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Mmm i was enjoying mrs browns boys but r.i.p

cody simpson is perf

@alishafayexx

Mmm i was enjoying mrs browns boys but r.i.p

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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

Perhaps a better argument is that the same night, Britain was being battered by storms and a tidal surge, causing some of the worst flooding in living memory.

Phil Noble / Reuters

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.

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