Rowing the Thames on Monday

23:34, May 31 2012

Marlborough viewers will be able to watch the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant, featuring a whaleboat from Picton, on Sky's UKTV channel and BBC on TV1 and Sky on Monday morning.

UKTV is covering the pageant, and the BBC will include it in its usual programming.

UKTV will run the pageant from 12.30am to 5am on Monday, with a repeat at 7.30pm.

The Swiftsure, a replica whaling boat, will be part of the pageant. Former whaler Ron Peranowill be at the helm with six Marlborough Boys' College students on the oars.

Pictures of the crew practising on the Thames yesterday are loaded at

More than 1000 boats will muster on the River Thames for the formal river flotilla between 2.30pm and 6pm on Sunday, British time. It starts above Battersea Bridge and finishes down-river of Tower Bridge. It will be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river.


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