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BBC JUBILANT OVER RATINGS FOR JUBILEE

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The three-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary on the throne attracted massive TV audiences on each day, according to preliminary ratings figures. The BBC’s coverage of Sunday’s Jubilee pageant, in which the queen and Prince Philip proceeded down the Thames in the Royal Barge accompanied by a thousand smaller vessels, attracted 10.3 million viewers, […]

CONCERT FOR THE QUEEN BIGGEST SHOW OF 2012 IN U.K.

June 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TV coverage of the first day of 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Sunday may have been blasted by numerous commentators, but the second day — featuring a memorable pop music concert at Buckingham Palace — received mostly praise, with several writers noting that the absence of 91-year-old Prince Phillip from the affair (he […]

CRITICS LESS THAN JUBILANT ABOUT JUBILEE COVERAGE

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television broadcasters in the U.K. came under withering criticism from several commentators today (Monday) for Sunday’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee pageantry that included an estimated 1,000 boats accompanying the Royal Barge along the Thames River. In the Daily Mail, columnist Jan Moir remarked that “something died” during the BBC’s coverage. “It was the […]

LEGENDARY BRITISH COMEDIAN NORMAN WISDOM DEAD AT 95

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sir Norman Wisdom, who may have been the last living link to oldtime slapstick film comedies, has died in the Isle of Man at the age of 95. An obituary appearing in today’s (Tuesday) Guardian newspaper noted that Charlie Chaplin once referred to Wisdom as his favorite clown and remarked that he regarded him as […]