BBC replaces "inane" Diamond Jubilee newsteam with Huw Edwards and Simon Schama

Historians in the News

After a backlash from viewers over their 'inane' Diamond Jubilee river pageant broadcast, the BBC provided solemn and sober coverage befitting the gravitas of the Thanksgiving service in St Paul's today.

Huw Edwards anchored the programme and historian Simon Schama provided commentary on a historic day.

The Corporation's coverage of the Thames river pageant was described as 'celebrity-driven drivel' as One Show host Matt Baker came in for heavy criticism....

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