Ephraim Hardcastle: BBC clip on royal social media, shouldn’t they grab an olive branch?

Ephraim hardcastle: As a BBC clip posted on royal social media is blocked by copyright, shouldn’t the corporation extend some olive branches after the Princess Diana Panorama interview scandal?

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A clip from the 2016 BBC documentary posted on royal social media over the weekend was suddenly taken down and replaced with the message: ‘This video contains material from BBC Studios, who copyrighted it. Blocked on the basis.’ With Princess Diana’s panorama interview straining relations with Buckingham Palace, shouldn’t Auntie hold out some olive branches?

Footage Of The Queen Feeding Horses In A 2016 Bbc Documentary Has Been Removed From Royal Social Media Following A Bbc Copyright Claim (Image: The Queen Feeding A Horse In 2019)

Footage of the Queen feeding horses in a 2016 BBC documentary has been removed from royal social media following a BBC copyright claim (Image: The Queen feeding a horse in 2019)

Brain of Britain investigator Russell Davies rejected suggestions that Rishi Sink, Liz Truss and other Tory leadership candidates should have been asked to answer some of the radio 4 show’s indecent tough questions to see if Who should be PM? ‘It would be pointless,’ he tells Radio Times. ‘In some cases literally meaningless. Some of them were having a hard time performing, let alone answering questions that were deliberately made a little off-track.’

Barry Humphries’ revelation that his late father-in-law, the poet Stephen Spender, never missed an episode of Neighbors recalls the joy Kingsley Ames experienced as a Coronation Street addict, particularly with Anne Kirkbride. Bill Roach’s romantic roller coaster of a relationship. Constantly refreshing in Garrick, he surprises fellow members with his frantic antics: ‘That Deirdre Barlow, eh…?

Liz Hurley, 57, was considered for the part of Rodney Trotter’s wife Cassandra in BBC TV’s Only Fools and Horses. But it was considered ‘a little too glamorous for our frail trotter brother,’ says a show source. Would Liz, pictured, prefer to be remembered for fame as Hugh Grant’s arm candy or Delboy’s sister-in-law?

Liz Hurley In 1994

Liz Hurley In 1994

Nicholas Lyndhurst And Gwyneth Strong

Nicholas Lyndhurst And Gwyneth Strong

Liz Hurley (left) was considered a bit ‘too glamorous’ for the role of Rodney Trotter’s wife (right).

Sandra Howard, 82, launched her novel Love At War at luxury retirement haven Orion’s in Chelsea on Thursday. Former model Sandra Paul and her ex-Tory leader husband Michael, 81, could negotiate a cut in housemates’ rates for a staggering £13,000-a-month stipend if they consider moving into a one-bedroom apartment.

Robert Peston, describing the act of wearing a tie as bonkers, reveals that he wore a collar and tie after jumping ship from the BBC to ITV. He explains: ‘When I was at the BBC I was notorious for never wearing a tie, and the strange thing was actually when I left the BBC to do my own show on ITV. So my act of rebellion was to re-tie the tie. ‘Stay on the edge, Bob!

Tickled by reports that a former stripper is selling what she claims are Prince Harry’s underwear, donned during his infamous 2012 trip to Vegas, Christopher Biggins cheerfully remarked: ‘She thinks she can get £800,000… so I’m making my offer. 25.

Legendary actor David Warner, who has died aged 80, was often asked by fans about the severed head from the 1976 horror classic The Omen. Twice-divorced Warner quipped in 2019: ‘What happened to my head? Well, I lost it in a divorce. The wife took it.’

British Actor David Warner Dies Aged 80 (Pictured At Star Trek Convention In 2011)

British Actor David Warner Dies Aged 80 (Pictured At Star Trek Convention In 2011)

British actor David Warner dies aged 80 (pictured at Star Trek convention in 2011)