Saturday 12 September 2020

Got there in the end


Well, after all that, tonight's Last Night of the Proms was a roaring success, with Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory properly sung. 

And no EU flags fluttered either. 

I'm glad to see that most of the BBC critics I follow on Twitter enjoyed it too, and quite a few are thanking Tim Davie for reversing his predecessor's final, painful foot-in-mouth condescension to BBC wokery.  

Update: I couldn't agree more with Charlie in the comments that Radio 3 darling Errollyn Wallen's reworking of Parry's Jerusalem was the low point of the evening. The Sunday Times's Grant Tucker rather kindly calls it "surprisingly chaotic". Thankfully, the real thing came later, and was as wonderful as ever.

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