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NicB1971

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The National Anthem

Happy New Year to you all. Bit of an odd request but would anyone know who arranged and played the version of The National Anthem (God Save The Queen) as heard on BBC1 from ?1973 to November 1997, and still heard on BBC Radio 4. I have been given conflicting information and thought this the best place for a definitive answer. Many thanks in anticipation.

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ITV News

It is high time Tom Bradby was removed from News at Ten. He is a weak newscaster and has ruined the programme; however, those at ITN should shoulder the blame by allowing him and Rageh Omaar to present in this silly way. John Craven's Newsround of the 1970s was more professional and less patrionising and childish. The old ITN News at Ten was a respected news bulletin with gravitas, rounded off neatly with the "And finally..." bit for people to have a smile at before going off to bed with their cocoa. ITV News has good newscasters, such as Alastair Stewart and Mary Nightingale, able to report the news effectively without sensationalising.
It is also time Newsnight was consigned to the broadcasting history books - what a depressing hotch-potch of a programme.