19/06/2012 03:02 BST | Updated 18/08/2012 06:12 BST

Alan Titchmarsh 'Angry' Over BBC's Diamond Jubilee Coverage

Green-fingered TV host Alan Titchmarsh has become the latest high profile figure to criticise the BBC's Diamond Jubilee coverage, saying its poorly researched broadcast made him "very angry".

Alan Titchmarsh was infuriated by the BBC's coverage of the Diamond Jubilee

The corporation has been under fire for the way it covered the river pageant, with viewers attacking its "inane" commentary, camera angles and sound quality.

Former Gardeners' World host Titchmarsh, 63, presented a documentary on the Queen as part of ITV1's Diamond Jubilee programming.

Asked what makes him blush, he told the Radio Times: "I haven't blushed for a long time. Sometimes I get angry.

"I got very angry during the Diamond Jubilee coverage when the Queen was wrongly called 'Her Royal Highness' and presenters were vague on facts.

"One said the Queen has outlasted 12 prime ministers and 'at least' six American presidents.

"We all make mistakes but when somebody obviously hasn't done their homework, that gets me a bit rattled."

The corporation received more than 4,500 complaints, mostly about the river pageant and the commentary, during the national celebrations.

Some people singled out a sequence in the coverage which saw Fearne Cotton and singer Paloma Faith discussing a Jubilee-themed sickbag.

Previously, Clare Balding, one of the event's presenters, admitted that the coverage of the river pageant "misfired", while broadcaster Stephen Fry called the four-and-a-half hour broadcast "mind-numbingly tedious".

The BBC has said that it has "taken on board" criticisms and will review coverage but that there had been an appreciation of the service it provided.

Audiences were high, with an average of 10.3 million people watching the pageant broadcast over its five-hour duration.

Titchmarsh, who presents ITV1 series Love Your Garden, also told the magazine he no longer watches his former BBC show, Gardeners' World.

"I deliberately don't watch," he said. "I'd be irritated if I thought it wasn't as good as it used to be and a bit stunned if it was better.

"It's not mean-spiritedness. It's just that I'll do my thing and they can do theirs and good luck."

Take a look at the photos from the historic river pageant which stirred such controversy below: