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On Message

by | 6th, December 2006

FOR those of us who view Her Majesty the Queen as a static figure, appearing in profile on stamps and coins, the chance to see her full face and actually moving is a treat.

The Queen’s Christmas message, that miracle of animatronics and television’s darks arts, is as vital a part of the British Christmas as turkey, mince pies and pantomime.

And in the spirit of panto, we cry “Behind you, ma’am!” Well, not directly behind the Queen but close enough. As Liz speaks on the BBC, over on Channel 4 there is an altogether different kind of message being delivered.

Channel 4’s traditional counterpoint to the Queen’s Christmas Day 3pm broadcast has in the past featured such over-stuffed turkeys as Jamie Oliver, Quentin Crisp, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Ali G, Sharon Osbourne and The Simpsons.

And this year, as the Mail reports, the face of Channel 4’s seasonal message will be covered in a veil. The slice of her on view will be covered in glasses.

To pupils at the Al-Aqsa

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