A suspected death list has been leaked from the BBC giving the arrangements for broadcasting the deaths of famous people. There are three categories. Category three contains just one name: Rupert Murdoch. Not only will programs not be interrupted, but a special variety show will be screened to celebrate his demise.
In Category two are minor Royals Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, Prince Edward and other hangers on. Also in this category are politicians such as Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown. It is believed that a deal has been done to allow Gordon to have a go in Tony's coffin after a couple of elections.
In Category one is the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Prince william and Esther Rantzen. All broadcasts will stop at once, unless it is horse racing from York.
The Queen is said to be honoured to be in the same category as Esther Rantzen.