Friday, August 31, 2007

Fond recollection of the departed

Ten years ago today, the nation – nay, the world – suffered the tragic loss of a much-loved icon. Joyless producers at BBC Radio 4’s PM programme took the opportunity of Princess Diana’s death to kill off the show’s opening signature tune. Racy and yet slightly naff, much like the dear Princess herself, it had brightened up the stuffy establishment setting it found itself in – but no longer.

Surely there could be no finer memorial to Diana’s utterly peripheral yet mildly cheering media presence in all our lives than to reinstate this melodious delight.

(Fast fact: Diana Spencer’s middle name was Frances, making her initials DFS. Truly, the people’s sofa designer.)

(And The Onion reports on popular tributes to her.)

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