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THE STARS' TOTAL ECLIPSE WAS NO FUN.

Byline: Ian Hyland

CONSIDERING there was nothing to see in the sky outside my house I suppose I should have been grateful to the BBC for allowing me to watch last Friday's eclipse from the coNSIDERING there was nothing to see in the sky outside my house I suppose I should have been grateful to the BBC for allowing me to watch last Friday's eclipse from the comfort of my living room. I wasn't though.

totally ready to launch a brick at the telly the next time I'd reached totality long before the eclipse had. Totally bored, totally disappointed and totally ready to launch a brick at the telly the next time some beardy weirdy started going on about Baily's beads, 1999, the DON'T Prof Brian corona or the cosmic spin. I'd had enough spin in one morning to last me a lifetime, thank you.

Sadly, neither the enthusiasm shown by Coxy and Liz Bonnin nor the joy of seeing Dara O'Briain in his Arthur Daley coat standing in what looked like a car lot outside Jodrell Bank could shake me from this ultimate verdict: It was simply one of those events to which the BBC felt obliged to devote hours of live TV, even though all the signs pointed towards it being a completely forgettable waste of time.

Which reminds me: the live final of The Voice is coming up a week on Saturday.

RING ME Cox

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DON'T RING ME Prof Brian Cox

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 24, 2015
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