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BBC TELEVISION from ALEXANDRA PALACE

by Arthur Dungate

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Coronation Transmissions

Morning and Afternoon

Each day comprehensive schedules were issued to all relevant Departments in the BBC Television Service, and reproduced below is the morning and afternoon schedule.

Shift Two CORONATION DAY TRANSMISSIONS Tuesday, 2nd
June,1953
Morning and Afternoon

Presentation:Michael Philips
S.M.P.D.F.E.T.Clark
Continuity:Irene Coles
Announcer:Sylvia Peters & Mary Malcolm

TIMING
Programme SummaryEstimated: Xmission Nett
9.15.00CTRTest Card C (Sound = Tone)55.00
10.10.00CTRTest Card C
CCRGRAMS:
10.14.00CTRBBC Coat of Arms
10.14.40CTRHouses of Parliament + Big Ben
10.15.10AAnnouncement
10.17.00OB"THE CORONATION"7.00.00
5.20.00OBDis-Establishing Shot
AGRAMS:
5.22.00AINTERVAL CAPTION + GRAMS4.00
5.26.00AAnnouncement
5.27.30CTRChildren's TV Opening Sequence
5.28.00AAnnouncement
D"YOUTH TATTOO"1.00.00
6.28.00AAnnouncement
CTRChildren's Closing Routine

TIMESOURCEPROGRAMME DETAILS
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9.15.00CENTRAL TELECINETEST CARD "C" (SOUND: TONE)
10.10.00C.C.R.SOUND: GRAMS:"The Three Elizabeths" Decca K.1110
Side B AR8862. Eric Coates
10.14.00CENTRAL TELECINE:BBC COAT OF ARMS
10.14.40CENTRAL TELECINEHOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
10.15.00C.C.R. SOUND: ADDBIG BEN CHIMES (1/4 hour only)
(at end)
10.15.10C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: STUDIO A CAMSOUND & VISION ANNOUNCEMENT: SYLVIA PETERS:
This is the BBC Television Service.

Good morning everyone.

This is a great and joyous day for us all. In a few minutes our Queen starts on her journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, there to be crowned Queen Elizabeth the second. But it is not only a day of rejoicing, for underlying the Abbey Ceremonies and the splendid pageantry of the many processions is the deep significance of the simple fact that the Queen is today dedicating herself before God to the service of her subjects.

For the first time in history through the medium of television the ancient and noble rite of a Coronation Service will be witnessed by millions of Her Majesty's subjects. As we watch them here, these television pictures will be relayed across the Channel to many thousands of viewers in France, Holland and Germany, including members of Her Majesty's Forces serving in those countries.

From now until after five o'clock this afternoon television cameras will be taking you into the heart of London to watch and to share in each phase of this great day's events.

(*)
Cut to Caption
"Buck.Palace"
(Announcer in Sound Only) We take you first to Buckingham (*) Palace for the departure of the "Queen's procession to the Abbey" - a procession which we shall see again as it passes along the banks of the Thames on its way to Westminster.
(+) Caption:
Westminster
Abbey
Later, we shall take you into the Abbey (+) for the Coronation Service itself. The Service ends shortly before two o'clock but as her majesty will not immediately leave the Abbey there will be a pause until about two twenty-five. Later the Queen, now invested with the Symbols of Majesty, sets out on her Triumphant Procession through the streets of her capital.
(**) Caption:
Buck.Palace
At about half-past-four Her Majesty reaches Buckingham Palace at the end of her five mile drive. There will then be a second pause until five o'clock (**) when we shall again join the crowds outside the Palace for Her Majesty's appearance on the balcony and for the R.A.F. Salute.
(announcer continues in Vision)
SOUND & VISION: SYLVIA PETERS:
That briefly is the television plan for the first part of Coronation Day. We have now been joined by our overseas viewers and we have come to the moment for taking you to Berkeley Smith, who is at the Victoria memorial in front of the Queen's London home - Buckingham Palace.

C.C.R. SOUND & VISION

Fade to: OB

"THE CORONATION"

10.17 a.m.
onwards
1) Buckingham Palace
2) Outside Westminster Abbey
3) Inside Westminster Abbey (scene set)
4) Victoria Embankment
5) Outside Westminster Abbey
6) Inside Westminster Abbey - Coronation Service.
approx.
2.00 p.m.
onwards
7) Outside Westminster Abbey
8) Hyde Park Corner
9) Outside Buckingham Palace
10) R.A.F. Fly-Past.
(at 5.20 p.m. approximately)
OB DIS-ESTABLISHING SHOT "Royal Standard"
On Cue from P.A.
5.20C.C.R. SOUND
Fade to: STUDIO AGRAMS: Last 70 secs of "Pomp & Circumstance"
Decca K.1141 Side B, AR9176.
5.22A.P. FADE SOUND & VISION


BLANK SCREEN HELD FOR 15 SECONDS
C.C.R.VISION
Fade to: STUDIO AINTERVAL CAPTION
STUDIO A GRAMS:SOUND: "Crown Imperial" HMV DB 3164 Side 2
(Played in entirety) (4 mins approx)
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5.26Fade up: STUDIO A CAM.SOUND & VISION: SYLVIA PETERS:

Her Majesty the Queen will broadcast to her people tonight at 9 o'clock.

The Television Service will begin at 8 o'clock with an edited telerecording of part of this morning's Coronation Service in Westminster Abbey.

At 5-minutes-to-9 and at 9 o'clock respectively we shall hear the sound broadcasts by Sir Winston Churchill from Downing Street and by Her Majesty from Buckingham Palace; and immediately afterwards our cameras on the Victoria Memorial will show the scene outside the Palace.

We leave the Palace at 9.20 when there will be a special 60 minute edition of Television Newsreel which we shall interrupt for a few minutes at about 9.45 to see Her Majesty make an appearance on the Palace Balcony and give the signal for the floodlighting of London.

The greatest day in the history of television will end with yet another outside broadcast from the Queen's capital; we shall take you to join the crowds lining the Thames Embankment at Westminster to watch the display of Coronation night fireworks.

May I very briefly remind you of these times again: (ad libs)

8 o'clock-a shortened telerecording of the Coronation Service.
8.55-The Prime Minister and
9 o'clock-Her Majesty broadcasts
9.10-Scenes outside Buckingham Palace
9.20-special Newsreel, interrupted at 9.45 for
a further visit to the Palace
10.30-Fireworks
Those, then, are our arrangements for tonight. But now it's time for Children's Television.
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5.27.30C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: C.T.R.FILM: CHILDREN'S OPENING FILM SEQUENCE
5.28C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
approxFade to: STUDIO ASOUND & VISION ANNOUNCEMENT: MARY MALCOLM:
Hello children. What an exciting day this is. I am sure that you will already have spent most of it watching your television screen, but it's time now for your own special programme, and to celebrate Coronation Day we present from the studio a Tattoo.
C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: STUDIO D-LG"YOUTH TATTOO" Produced by M.Westmore.
(at end)
6.28C.C.R. SOUND& VISION
Fade to: STUDIO ASOUND & VISION ANNOUNCEMENT: MARY MALCOLM
Well children, that's the end of your own special programme. For the older ones who may be watching this evening - we start our transmission at 8 o'clock. That's all for now, so goodbye children, goodbye.
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C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: C.T.R.FILM: CHILDREN'S CLOSING ROUTINE
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