BBC diamond jubilee complaints reaches over 4,000

The BBC has announced that over 4,000 have now complained over jubilee coverage.

The Guardian reports that 4,487 had complained to the BBC about their diamond jubilee coverage by Friday afternoon.

The main bulk of the complaints has being about the River Thames pageant which took place on Sunday to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

BBC defended their coverage by pointing out the high viewing figures over the extended bank holiday weekend. Much of the press lambasted the BBC for their decision to include celebrities for trivial features during the 4 hour event.

The complaints were featured in this week’s BBC Newswatch programme, although no officials were available for comment on the programme.

Fearne Cotton, who was prominent during the coverage, has branded those who criticised her work as ‘bullies’.

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2 Replies to “BBC diamond jubilee complaints reaches over 4,000”

  1. The coverage of the river pageant wasn t even as good as some informative children’s programmes. Apart from Hugh Edwards who tried his best to cover salient points and perhaps Clair Balding, most of the “presenters” seemed only interested in self promoting, were not bothered to present the details of the bridges, different types of sailing vessels etc. One can only really blame the Management for selecting the wrong types, and should have used people who would be bothered to present facts, albeIt in an interesting way or at least had some idea of the importance of what was going on. I feel sorry too for the people who had taken the trouble to r each their boats and brave the weather. Bad show BBC

  2. As a propaganda stunt aimed at endearing the monarchy to the British peoples, I think it succeeded without precedent. This social engineering project made the majority of these peoples feel enthused with Britishness and probably also prepared them to be willing to fight and die for their beloved monarch. Great success! But how was it achieved? Well 80% of the people involved were forced to take part and/or paid excessive amounts of money to “cry for their dear leader”! Most of the sailors in the flotilla of small boats were serving military personnel who only did what they were ordered to do without desire or passion and paid bonuses as a reward.

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