Jubilee weekend at last. You’ll have to excuse my slight fatigue with the topic because (probably unlike you) I’ve been talking about at and planning for it at work for at least the last three years.
Next week will be our magnificent conference on the monarchy at Kensington Palace. It’s exciting to think that even now historians are setting out from all corners of the globe to come to join us.
Meanwhile, do listen to my Radio 3 programme tomorrow, 3-5pm, which has music from Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, bits of 1952, and bits of Elizabeth I as well for good measure. It’s in the series called ‘Saturday Classics’.
On Sunday I shall pop up on ‘Songs of Praise’, 12.30, BBC1, with Aled Jones, talking about the royal connections of Greenwich – they’re singing from the chapel of the Royal Naval College.
And on Monday I’ll be talking about female monarchs sometime after ten on Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’.
But what I really want you to do this long weekend is to watch the final episode – the ‘heroines’ – of ‘Harlots, Housewives and Heroines’, on Tuesday at 9pm on BBC4! Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.