What a long way we’ve come from Derek Jarman’s version! http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2012/03/punk-reverance-jubilee.html Remind me, how did it go? “God save the Queen. Fascist regime … ”

Apart from the outstanding production values – lights, sound, projection, sets, pyrotechnics – and excellent BBC coverage, within the spectacle itself the most striking performances were from Tom Jones and musically from Stevie Wonder. And of course the worldwide coverage always impresses. An audience of millions / billions … now tell me what the message is. The crowd cheered the monarch and support the institution, but the biggest roar was for ‘being British’.