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BBC removes Andrew Marr voiceover from documentary on the Queen’s life after his move to rival LBC: Journalist tells of shock after former employer renegged on ‘gentleman’s settlement’ and changed him Kirsty Young
- Andrew Marr was stunned when his voiceover was eliminated from an obituary
- Mr Marr had learn for the BBC documentary ‘A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’
- The presenter left the BBC in December however had been recording updates in July
- The 90-minute movie aired on Friday night time with a voiceover from Kirsty Young
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The BBC eliminated Andrew Marr’s voiceover from a documentary on the Queen’s life after his move to rival LBC, leaving the journalist shocked after his former employer renegged on a ‘gentleman’s settlement’.
The 63-year-old was stunned when his voiceover was eliminated from a 90-minute documentary on the Queen’s life, which included interviews with all of her youngsters in addition to individuals who labored along with her and different public figures.
Mr Marr, who left the BBC in December, launched a chat present on LBC in his title in March.
But he continued to hold the BBC obituary up to date, recording additional voiceovers as late as July this 12 months, in a ‘gentleman’s settlement’ with the company.
The presenter had spent years working on the movie, which had been ‘meticulously’ ready, his agent mentioned.
However ‘A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’ was broadcast on BBC1 on Friday night time with a brand new voiceover, by Kirsty Young.
Andrew Marr was left stunned when a 90-minute BBC documentary on the Queen’s life was modified, eradicating his voiceover. Pictured, Mr Marr on Good Morning Britain at this time
Ms Young, 53, hosted the BBC’s protection of the Platinum Jubilee in June.
The documentary, produced by the tv division of the BBC, was seen as the company’s last obituary for Queen Elizabeth.
It was separate from the BBC News obituary by Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell.
Two sources informed The Times that a big portion of Mr Marr’s authentic script was utilized in the re-recording, with a few of his phrases modified.
Industry sources informed the paper that Mr Marr was informed final week that his voiceover would stay on the documentary — with causes for the last-minute change unclear.
The presenter was so certain that his model could be broadcast, he spoke brazenly about it on The News Agents podcast, hosted by Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel on Thursday, forward of the announcement of the Queen’s loss of life.
‘I’ve made a movie about the Queen’s life that was designed to exit a sure second,’ Mr Marr mentioned on the podcast.
‘I discovered that fairly an emotional factor to do.’
The LBC presenter’s agent, Mary Greenham, mentioned that he doesn’t consider Brits care about which presenters say what, the place, throughout the interval of nationwide mourning. Pictured, Mr Marr on Good Morning Britain at this time
Sources at the BBC informed the paper it has agreed to honour Mr Marr’s recording till the finish of August, including that the documentary had been ‘reworked’ with quite a few presenters over the years.
The LBC presenter’s agent, Mary Greenham, mentioned that he doesn’t consider Brits care about which presenters say what, the place, throughout the interval of nationwide mourning.
‘He is barely stunned that the BBC apparently believes that listening to his voice would upset its viewers,’ she informed The Times, including that Mr Marr is targeted on creating the very best protection for his present employers, Global.
The choice to change the voiceover presenter prompted combined response, with one individual suggesting it exhibits the BBC is anxious about its current lack of presenters.
Others supported the company’s choice, saying that it was entitled to use a BBC presenter after Mr Marr left the company final 12 months.
A spokesman for the BBC mentioned it will not be acceptable to remark on the alternative of voiceover throughout the interval of nationwide mourning.