Arts

With Humble Duty Reports Premium

08 May 2014 | by D.J. Taylor | Comments: 0

Radio

BBC Radio 4 One of the great unwritten laws of radio scheduling is that you can’t go wrong with royal protocol. The producer who, this time last year, reassembled five out of the six aristocratic “gels” who had attended the 1953 Coronation and invited them to recall the frightfully good time they had had, knew exactly what he, or she, was doing, and so did the commissioning editor who decided to sponsor the Labour MP Janet Anderson’s account of time in the little-known post of vice chamberlain of the Royal Household (2 May).And what duties does the position entail? Why, as well as allowing oneself to follow an archaic ritual of being held hostage at the palace on the day of the Queen’s Speech, it involves the government whip so honoured in filing a budget of ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

New Subscribers click here
New users wishing to Register to read this article click here
Existing Subscribers and Registered users can login here





EU REFERENDUM
Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Latest Tweet
Most Read Articles

Catholic development charity announces closure22 September 2016 by Megan Cornwell

Pope cracks down on cash payments in miracle approval process23 September 2016 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

£100m Heythrop College put up for sale by Jesuits26 September 2016 by Sean Smith

Catholic development charity announces closure22 September 2016 by Megan Cornwell

Pope cracks down on cash payments in miracle approval process23 September 2016 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

£100m Heythrop College put up for sale by Jesuits26 September 2016 by Sean Smith

At the hour of our deathPremium22 September 2016 by Jonathan Riley-Smith

A mind changedPremium22 September 2016 by Peter Stanford

Breaking down the wallPremium22 September 2016 by Jeroom Heyndrickx

At the hour of our deathPremium22 September 2016 by Jonathan Riley-Smith

A mind changedPremium22 September 2016 by Peter Stanford

Breaking down the wallPremium22 September 2016 by Jeroom Heyndrickx

Share Us
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up
Top