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.