qatsi (qatsi) wrote,

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When there is no Today, there is no Tomorrow ...

Fortunately we seem to have survived the BBC blackout this morning (for those humble souls without DAB, the silence was particularly exquisite, I can tell you).

Why is this so important, I hear you cry? Well, a few years ago there was a story concerning the role the programme (or, more precisely, the continued absence of broadcast on the Radio 4 signal) would play in the event of a nuclear strike or similar catastrophe on the UK. I distinctly remember when this was reported on the programme, the comment was that the commander of our nuclear submarines would "open his sealed instructions from the Prime Minister of the day, which would either say 'Let 'em have it', or 'Head for New Zealand if it's still there'. This must have been about 10 years ago, and probably nothing has changed ...
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