TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has spat his dummy out over the BBC’s coverage of the recent Diamond Jubilee River Thames boat pageant, saying it all left him “angry and rattled.”
Branding the BBC’s commentary as “inane”, he went on to say, “I haven’t blushed for a long time [but] sometimes I get angry.”
To Radio Times, he added, “I got very angry during the Diamond Jubilee coverage when the Queen was wrongly called ‘Her Royal Highness’ and presenters were vague on facts.
“One said the Queen has outlasted 12 prime ministers and ‘at least’ six American presidents.
“We all make mistakes but when somebody obviously hasn’t done their homework, that gets me a bit rattled.”
Yeah, it keeps me awake at nights Al… Read more & comment »
Last weekend saw a flotilla of boats taking to the River Thames to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee…
And of course, all the senior royals were in attendance and on the Royal Barge, where a number of VIP guests joined the royal party.
However, it’s been revealed today that one of those guests, who stood just feet away from Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was Harbinder Singh Rana who is a convicted sex offender.
The paper states, “Unknown to other VIPs enjoying the occasion during Sunday’s 1,000-boat Thames flotilla, he is a convicted sex attacker who has served time for a series of despicable attacks on women.”
Last night, several senior MPs demanded an investigation into how Rana slipped through the supposedly tight security net, and vetting of guests, that should protect the royals from being in the presence of convicted criminals has failed so badly… Read more & comment »
It’s been reported today that “hundreds” of partygoers who crowded around the River Thames on Saturday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant had to be treated in hospital for hypothermia… in June!
In a Welcome To Britain, It’s Always This Crap sort of a way, overseas tourists were among those treated after some had camped out in order to ensure a good spot for the pageant which saw a flotilla of thousands of boats putting on a display for the celebrations.
The Sun reports, “They had to stand for hours in a downpour with biting winds and temperatures well below normal for June.
“Medics had set up mobile clinics along the route to deal with casualties and they were kept busy all day…” Read more & comment »
As of course you can’t fail to know, unless you’re headless and live in a land far, far away, today – and the three days preceding it – is all about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee…
There has of course been almost wall-to-wall coverage of the various events that’ve taken place all around the country to celebrate the occasion, however, yesterday’s coverage by the BBC of the River Thames pageant has been branded “mind-numbingly tedious” by comedian Stephen Fry.
Of the BBC’s coverage, which was dogged by technical problems, Stephen wrote, “Has the BBC ever presented a more mind-numbingly tedious programme in its history?”
He then added, “Don’t get me wrong peeps, I’m not saying this in relation to ER II’s jubilee – just expected better of the beeb…” Read more & comment »