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That wedding and Palace censorship

I recently received a visit from an old friend of mine who now lives in Australia (Tasmania). It was on the day the  Palace rolled out its programme for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations from 2 June next year and we quickly moved onto the subject of the coverage of the recent royal wedding. Of course the entire event, plus build up, was given extensive coverage in Australia (as it seems it was almost everywhere else!) but was also enraged her was a blatant act of censorship involving Clarence House (the private office of the Prince of Wales) and the BBC. It concerned the banning of a programme by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC – or ‘Auntie’ to some) to be presented by The Chasers. The Chaser’s War on Everything is an Australian television satirical comedy series broadcast on the ABC television station ABC1. The cast perform sketches mocking social and political issues, and often feature comedic publicity stunts. Anyway their take on the wedding at the end of April did not meet with royal approval, so it was pulled – just like this… Continue reading That wedding and Palace censorship