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BBC TELEVISION from ALEXANDRA PALACE

by Arthur Dungate

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Coronation Day Transmissions

Evening

After closing down at about half past six, the Television Service re-opened at five to eight. I had returned to AP after the Coronation transmission had ended and, following the evening meal in the BBC Restaurant (or "Canteen" as we called it) we lined up the Cintel flying spot telecines in CTR ready for the Tuning Signal at 7.55pm.

Shift Two CORONATION DAY EVENING TRANSMISSIONS Tuesday, 2nd
June,1953

PRESENTATION ROUTINE ORDER
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Presentation:Michael Philips
S.M.P.D.F.Clark
Continuity:Irene Coles
Announcer:Mary Malcolm


TIMING
Programme SummaryEstimated: Transmission Nett
7.55.00CTROpening Routine: CCR Grams55.00
8.00.35AAnnouncement
8.02.00CTRTELERECORDING OF CORONATION SERVICE54.00
8.56.00AAnnouncememt
A(Mechau) BBC COAT OF ARMS
H/SSOUND B'CAST: PRIME MINISTER
H/SNAT. ANTHEM
9.00.00OBROYAL STANDARD / OR
approxAPORTRAIT OF QUEEN
H/SH.M.THE QUEEN'S SPEECH8.00
9.08.OBBUCKINGHAM PALACE
9.20.00AAnnouncement
CTRNEWSREEL 1st Part20.00
9.40.00OBBUCKINGHAM PALACE
9.50.00CTRNEWSREEL 2nd Part50.00
10.30AAnnouncement
HMOUNT EVEREST TALK5.00
10.35AAnnouncement
OBTHAMES EMBANKMENT: FIREWORKS
11.30OBWESTMINSTER ABBEY4.00
11.34AAnnouncement
AWEATHER CHARTS & CLOCK
CCRNEWS: CLOSING ROUTINE

TIMESOURCEPROGRAMME DETAILS
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7.55.00CENTRAL TELECINETuning Capt.
C.C.R.SOUND: GRAMS:"The Three Elizabeths" Decca K.1110
Side B AR8862. Eric Coates
7.59.00CENTRAL TELECINEBBC COAT OF ARMS
7.59.30CENTRAL TELECINE:HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
C.C.R. SOUNDBIG BEN CHIMES
(at end)
8.00.35C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: STUDIO ASOUND & VISION: MARY MALCOLM
This is the BBC Television Service. Goodevening.
And very glad we are to be back with you again on this great day. The weather unfortunately was bad but, as one of our commentators said, the rain dampened everything except our spirits.

And now for the rest of our programmes.

At five minutes to nine we shall hear the Sound Broadcast by Sir Winston Churchill from Downing Street. At 9 o'clock, Her Majesty the Queen will broadcast from Buckingham Palace, and immediately afterwards, our cameras on the Victoria Memorial will show the scene outside the Palace.

We leace the Palace at 9.20 when there will be a special 60 minute edition of the Television Newsreel which we shall interrupt for a few minutes at about 9.40 to see Her Majesty make an appearance on the Palace Balcony and give the signal for the floodlighting of London.

The news was received this morning in Great Britain of the conquest of Mount Everest. And tonight, after the newsreel, Dr. Raymond Greene, as a representative of the many previous expeditions that have pioneered the way to this ultimate triumph will be in the studio to say a few words.

We end with 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.

Now very briefly I'll remind you of these times again.

8.55.The Prime Minister's Broadcast, and at
9.00.Her Majesty broadcasts
9.10.scenes outside Buckingham Palace
9.20Special Newsreel interrupted at
9.40for a further visit to the Palace
10.30after the Newsreel, a talk on Mount Everest
followed by Coronation night fireworks.
Now we begin with a telerecording of parts of this morning's Coronation Service in Westminster Abbey.

C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: C.T.R.TELERECORDING OF CORONATION ABBEY SERVICE
(at end)
C.C.R. SOUND AND VISION
8.56Fade to: STUDIO A


STUDIO A CAM.SOUND & VISION: MARY MALCOLM
In just under 5 minutes time Listeners throughout the world will hear the Coronation message of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In a few moments we shall be joining the Sound Services of the BBC to hear, first the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill.

Vision Fade to: A (MECHAU)VISION: COAT OF ARMS
C.C.R.SOUND
Fade to: Home ServiceSOUND: PRIME MINISTER
NOTE: (As P.M. speaks)
Fade to: CAM.VISION: CAPTION: P.M. at Downing Street)
(at end)
HOME SERVICE: NATIONAL ANTHEM
On cue P.A.
C.C.R.VISION
Fade to: PB /OROB: ROYAL STANDARD:
STUDIO A FADE TO CAMPORTRAIT OF QUEEN
HOME SERVICE: H.M.QUEEN'S SPEECH
(Lasting approx. 8 mins
ending:....
As this day draws to its close, I know that my abiding memory of it will be, not only the solemnity and beauty of the ceremony, but the inspiration of your loyalty and affection. I thank you all from a full heart. God bless youall.
on cue P.A.HOME SERVICE..NATIONAL ANTHEM
C.C.R.VISION
Fade to: OB/OROB ROYAL STANDARD
STUDIO A STAY ON PORTRAIT OF QUEEN.
Fade to: OBBUCKINGHAM PALACE SCENES
9.20C.C.R.SOUND & VISION
Fade to: STUDIO ASOUND & VISION: MARY MALCOLM
ad lib suitable remarks to match hand back from OB)
...now we present the Coronation edition of TV NEWSREEL.
C.C.R.SOUND & VISION
Fade to: C.T.R.NEWSREEL 1st Part.
(at end of 1st part of Newsreel)
Newsreel Commentator..... five guns
are fired....at end of 5th Gun
C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: OBOB: BUCKINGHAM PALACE:FLOODLIGHTING OF LONDON
&: BALCONY SCENES:
OB Commentator..at that hour of climax we
leave the Newsreel .....
(at end of OB)
OB COMMENTATOR closes OB
OB Hold Dis-Estab. Shot
ON cue P.A.
C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: C.T.R.NEWSREEL (2nd Part)
(Newsreel Commentator...and now Television
Newsreel resumes its story of the earlier
events of this Coronation Day
(at end of Newsreel)
C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: STUDIO ASOUND & VISION: MARY MALCOLM
Now before we take you to the Embankment
to watch the display of Coronation fireworks here is a picture
of the highest mountain in the World.
(pause)
C.C.R. VISION
Fade to: STUDIO HVISION: MOUNT EVEREST
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STUDIO ASOUND ONLY: MARY MALCOLM CONTINUES....
Last night the news was received in London
that Mount Everest had been climbed by two members,
E.P. Hilary and the Sherpa "Tensing", of the British
Mount Everest expedition led by Colonel Hunt. We have now
inmthe Studio a member of one of the previous eight British
expeditions that pioneered the way for this latest triumph -
Dr. Raymond Greene.
C.C.R. SOUND
Fade to: STUDIO HMOUNT EVEREST TALK: Prod. Paul Johnstone.
(at end)
C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: STUDIO A

STUDIO ASOUND & VISION: MARY MALCOLM
Now we're going to take you to join the
crowds thronging the Thames Embankment at Westminster to
watch the display of Coronation night Fireworks.
C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: OBOB THAMES EMBANKMENT: CORONATION FIREWORKS
(at end)
COMMENTATOR hands over to Abbey OB
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OB: INTERNAL ABBEY SCENES: RICHARD DIMBLEBY
(at end)
OB FADE SOUND & VISION

HOLD BLANK SCREEN 10-15 secs
C.C.R. SOUND & VISION
Fade to: STUDIO ASOUND & VISION: MARY MALCOLM
ad lib into weather....
Fade to: CAM.VISION: WEATHER CHARTS (Report read)
(at end)
Fade to: CAM.SOUND & VISION: MARY MALCOLM
That is the end of the weather report
In just half a minute's time you can hear the news,
so now I'll just say goodnight everybody, goodnight.
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Fade to:VISION: CLOCK
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C.C.R. SOUND: ADD B.H.SOUND: NEWS (Live)
(at end: newsreader says goodnight)...
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C.C.R.SOUND:GRAMS: NATIONAL ANTHEM (Triumphant version)
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