Do you cringe when they use the present tense in history programmes? I do. I also hate it when the radio announcers say that a one off programme is produced by whoever it is. No it isn’t. It was produced by them, but then they finished it & moved on to something else. That is why we are able to listen to it now.
I can cope when they make the same announcement after a long running series, as the same people are probably still on the case as I listen.
Here is a post about the debate between John Humphrys & Melvyn Bragg on the subject.
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