PoV: David Cannadine: Monarch's Message: 26 Dec 14

A Point of View show

Summary: David Cannadine reflects on the history of the Queen's Christmas message. Following the success of the first broadcast in 1932 by Queen's grandfather, King George V, "what had begun as a one-off innovation soon became an invented tradition, and there can be no doubt it brought the king closer to his subjects than had been true of any monarch who had gone before him." Producer: Sheila Cook