31 October 2011 - 8:47am | posted by | 0 comments

Gaffe prone BBC presenters given Queen’s death training

Gaffe prone BBC presenters given Queen’s death trainingGaffe prone BBC presenters given Queen’s death training

BBC presenters are to be given a crash course in correct protocol and procedure to be followed in the event of the Queen’s death - following an embarrassing faux pas committed in the aftermath of the Queen Mother’s death.

This saw ex-presenter Peter Sisson’s announce the Queen Mother’s death in a grey suit and burgundy tie – counter to correct protocol which demands that black ties be worn. Rival broadcaster ITV added to the corporation’s embarrassment by correctly kitting out its news readers in the sombre attire..

Mock videos featuring corporation heavyweights Nicholas Witchell and Huw Edwards have been filmed relaying the sad news to trainees at the Beeb’s College of Journalism – to hammer home the message to the next generation of presenters.

In the advent of the Queen's passing TV screens will beam an image of the monarch to all British homes accompanied by a rendition of the national anthem. The BBC will also suspend all comedy shows for the 12 day period between her death and funeral – expected to take place 12 days later.

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