BBC Worldwide Channels today announced that its coverage of the
Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will air on the BBC channels
across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, India, Africa,
Europe and the Middle East.
live coverage will be taken directly from BBC ONE in the UK, bringing
global audiences the top British presenters, experts and top music
talent to its coverage. The celebrations will also be available
via the Global BBC iPlayer in selected markets.
Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations lead the London Calling
season, an ambitious global television event which will run for
two months and features a fantastic line up of exclusive dramas,
comedies and documentaries that celebrate the wonderful city that
is London. The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations, along
with three-part documentary The Diamond Queen, will also be available
as part of BBC AMERICAs Summer of London season.
Bennett, President Worldwide Networks and Global BBC iPlayer said:
I am delighted that we are able to deliver this truly British
affair under a British brand to viewers all around the World. These
joined-up broadcasts unite our viewers around the world and make
them feel part of the celebrations from the comfort of their own
details on the comprehensive live coverage have also been revealed:
Queens Diamond Jubilee: Thames Pageant- 3 June 2012
four-and-a-half hour broadcast spanning the pageant route and more,
the broadcast will follow the 1000 boats from the UK and the Commonwealth
accompanying The Queen along the River Thames.
eight-camera coverage on the specially converted Royal Barge means
the BBC will be able to capture the reactions of the Royal Family
on this momentous occasion.
will be led by Matt Baker and Sophie Raworth from their special
studio at the historic former Thames fish market Old Billingsgate,
looking right over the river and the climax point of the flotilla
at Tower Bridge.
Balding will be aboard the Royal Row Barge The Gloriana, which will
lead the rowing section, rowed by 18 oarsmen including ex-servicemen,
Olympic Gold Medallists and Thames watermen.
celebrity guest has been learning the art of bell ringing and will
be on board the specially built belfry that will lead the entire
flotilla. Its peeling bells will ring out and be answered by churches
along the river.
board the BBCs exclusive presentation boat, The Zephyr, right
at the heart of the Pageant will be comedians Frank Skinner, Griff
Rhys Jones, Omid Djalili and Sandi Toksvig providing an alternative
and amusing reflection on the pageant as it takes place.
Fogle (Year of Adventures) will row a Triple Skiff with some friends
and give us an insight into what its like to take part in
the man-powered section, at the front of the pageant.
Sergeant will be at Westminster Bridge with John Major, Richard
E Grant and others taking a political, literary and satirical look
at the Thamess place in our culture and history. Richard E
Grant will read the famous Wordsworth poem On Westminster Bridge.
BBC will also be aboard one of the music boats, the Symphony,
which has a full symphony orchestra and choir aboard. They will
perform the musical finale, being the last boat in the flotilla.
Queens Diamond Jubilee: Concert- 4 June 2012
BBC and Gary Barlow are bringing together a galaxy of great musicians
from the last 60 years of rock, pop and classical music, on a stunning
stage built around The Queen Victoria Memorial, right in front of
with The BBC Concert Orchestra, artists taking part include Shirley
Bassey, Alfie Boe, Cheryl Cole, Renée Fleming, Jools Holland,
Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Grace Jones, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie
Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, Ed
Sheeran, will.i.am, Robbie Williams and Stevie Wonder.
concert concludes with HM The Queen lightning The National Beacon.
Queens Diamond Jubilee: Service of Thanksgiving and Royal
final day of the Diamond Jubilee weekend, Tuesday 5 June, is a State
Occasion and will be marked by a National Service of Thanksgiving
at St Pauls Cathedral, attended by The Queen and The Duke
of Edinburgh together with other members of the Royal Family.
from St Pauls will be provided by James Naughtie. Sophie Raworth
will be reporting from St Pauls; Fiona Bruce will be at the
Palace of Westminster; and Chris Hollins and Sonali Shah will be
in The Mall. Clare Balding will be at the Knightsbridge Barracks
meeting new trainees of the Household Cavalry who have been learning
to ride in time for this historical day.
a reception at Mansion House and a Diamond Jubilee lunch in the
Palace of Westminster, the route from there to Buckingham Palace
will be lined by thousands of well-wishers as The Queen and other
senior members of the Royal Family travel in a formal carriage procession.
The Kings Troop RHA pays tribute with a 60 gun salute from
Horse Guards Parade.
Royal Family will appear on the balcony to and watch the RAF fly
past and a Feu de Joie a cascade of rifle fire by The Queens
London Calling season will be supported off air through www.londoncallingbbc.com-
an engaging digital destination based on an interactive map of London.
Through the site viewers can explore the city online, take on challenges,
solve clues and play quizzes to unlock codes to win prizes such
as iPads and a trip to London2. The site will also host comprehensive
information and schedules for the superlative programming line-up.