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BBC TELEVISION from ALEXANDRA PALACE

by Arthur Dungate

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Coronation Day Transmissions

Allocation Schedule

Television Service Daily Allocations were issued to both tv studio premises in London (ie Alexandra Palace and Lime Grove) which gave details of what was booked to occur that day in the studios, telecine, control rooms and outside rehearsal locations.

Note: In the section on Studio G the numbers after the name of the Artists are those of the dressing rooms.

FROM: PRODUCTIONS MANAGER (TELEVISION) TELEVISION SERVICE DAILY ALLOCATIONS
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WEEK 23: SHIFT 2 A.P. TUESDAY, 2ND JUNE, 1953TYPED 28.5.53

ALEXANDRA PALACE
Presentation:M.PhilipsAnnouncer (9.30/5.20)Sylvia Peters
S.M.P.D.F.ClarkAnnouncer (5.20 onwds)Mary Malcolm
LIME GROVE
Makeup:J.MonkWardrobe:K.Thorp

CORONATION DAY
TRANSMISSIONS

ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE

MORNING.ANNOUNCEMENTS IN STUDIO A ALL DAY
9.15/10.15CTR (AP)All Transmitters on Test Card C
10.15AStudio Announcement
10.16/10.28appOBVictoria Memorial:
Scene set: scheme for the day's broadcast. Queen passes
on her way to Westminster Abbey
10.28/10.34appOBOutside Westminster Abbey:
Arrival of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
10.34/10.50appOBInside Westminster Abbey:
Preliminary Scene Set
10.50/10.58appOBVictoria Embankment, RAF Memorial:
To see the Queen go by (Schoolchildren)
10.58/11.02appOBOutside Westminster Abbey:
To see the Queen arrive
11.02/1.45appOBInto Abbey:
For Scene set, reference to Regalia, and entry of
"Great Proceeding"
1.45/2.15appAProbable Studio Caption
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AFTERNOON
2.15/2.47appOBOutside Abbey:
For Departure of Prime Ministers, Colonial Rulers,
Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and
the Queen (at 2.45)
2.47/3.30appOBHyde Park, Grosvenor Gate:
Description of Coronation Procession from start to finish
3.30/4.35appOBOutside Buckingham Palace:
Description of full Procession and the Queen's Arrival
at Palace
4.35/5.00appAProbable Studio Caption
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AFTERNOON (CONTINUED)
5.00/5.20appOBOutside Buckingham Palace:
Balcony Scenes & Fly-Past
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CHILDREN'S TELEVISION
5.20/6.20appDYouth Tattoo
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EVENING
8.00/8.55CTR(AP)Telerecording: Abbey Sequence of Coronation
8.55/9.00BHSir Winston S. Churchill broadcast from
Downing Street (Sound Only)
9.00/9.10appBHHM the Queen (Sound Only)
9.10/9.20OBScenes Outside Buckingham Palace
9.20/10.20appCTR(AP)Special Edition of Television Newsreel devoted to
Coronation Day, No. 109
10.20/11.30appOBScenes in London and Fireworks Display
11.30/11.34appAMet. & A.A. Charts
11.34/11.49BHNews in Sound Only
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PROGRAMMES BETWEEN 10.15 A.M. & 5.15 P.M. APPROX. AND 8.00 to 11.30 P.M. APPROX.
TO BE RELAYED TO FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND & GERMANY
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PLEASE NOTE: LIME GROVE PROPERTY LIFT No. 4 OUT OF COMMISSION 11 P.M./8 A.M.


STUDIO AS.TEL.E.: L.G.SuttonCREW NO. 7
LIGHTING: G.Hudspith
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8.30/9.15Set & Light: Announcements
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9.15/9.45Camera RehearsalProd: P.A.
AnnouncementsS.M.: K.Buckley
.C.B.: L.Swainston
9.45/10.15Sound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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WHOLE DAY'S TRANSMISSION.....ANNOUNCEMENTS IN STUDIO A ALL DAY
UP TO 6.20 APPROX
10.15Studio Announcement
10.16/1.45appStandbySM S'by: K.Buckley
1.45/2.15appProbable Studio Caption
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12.00/2.00LUNCH BREAK ARRANGED BY S.TEL.E.
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TRANSMISSION (Continued)
2.15/4.35appStandby
4.35/5.00appProbable Studio Caption
5.00/5.20appStandby
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5.30/6.00Camera RehearsalProd: P.A.
AnnouncementsS.M.: K.Buckley
.C.B.: L.Swainston
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TRANSMISSION (Continued) (CHILDREN'S TELEVISION)
5.20/6.20appStandby
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6.00/8.00DINNER BREAK ARRANGED BY S.TEL.E.
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7.30/8.00Sound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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TRANSMISSION
8.00/11.30appStandby
11.30/11.34appMet. & A.A. Charts

STUDIO B

STUDIO DS.TEL.E.: A.WrightCREW NO. 1
LIGHTING: J.Richardson
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10.30/1.00Camera Rehearsal (With Mechau)Prod: Westmore/
Youth TattooMichelmore
.Barry McGregor.....................(14)S.M.: A.Stevenson
C.B.: T.Kyne
Alicia Holt..............................(15)
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Brass Band............................(63)
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126 Children.........................(54,64,65,66,61,57)
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1.00/2.00LUNCH BREAK
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2.00/4.00Camera Rehearsal (With Mechau)
Youth TattooAs 1st Rehearsal
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4.00TEA BREAK
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4.50/5.20Sound & Vision Lineup for transmission
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CHILDREN'S TELEVISIONANNOUNCEMENTS IN STUDIO A
5.20/6.20appYouth Tattoo
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6.30/7.30DINNER BREAK
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7.30/11.00Set & Light: Mr. Little at Large

STUDIO GS.TEL.E.: S.NeeterCREW NO. 2
LIGHTING: D.Lightbody
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8.30/12.00Setting & Lighting: Serenade for a Queen
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12.00/1.00LUNCH BREAK
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3.00/7.00Camera Rehearsal (No Mechau)Prod: B.Sears
Serenade for a QueenS.M.: J.Oxley
(With Back Projection - BBC)C.B.: D.M.Roland
(With Mole Richardson Crane)
(TEA BREAK 3.30)
Alicia Markova.......................(46)
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Julia Shelley............................(53)
Joan Bramhall.........................(53)
Doris Arnold...........................(53)
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Elizabeth Schwartzkops..........(55)
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Harriet Cohen........................(56)
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8 Girl Dancers.......................(58)
8 Female Choir......................(58)
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12 Kneller Hall Trumpeters....(59)
8 Male Choir.........................(59)
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Eric Robinson........................(60)
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Robert Speight......................(62)
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Keith Lester..........................(63)
Tom Rand.............................(63)
Donald Scott.........................(63)
Mr. A.N.Other......................(63)
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Orchestra of 45.....................(67)
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Dennis Noble........................(69)
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7.00/8.00Non-Circuit Rehearsal
Serenade for a QueenAs 1st Rehearsal
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7.00/8.00DINNER BREAK
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8.00/10.00ENGINEERS' PERIOD

STUDIO HS.TEL.E.: G.R.SummersCREW NO. 3
LIGHTING: G.Millerson
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HELD IN RESERVE FOR VIEWING (D.WOLFE-MURRAY)
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OR
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FOR PROGRAMME 1.00/11.15 P.M.
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(D.Rs. 7,8,9,11,12,13,16,26,27
will be available for programme use)

C.T.R. (A.P.)D.T.E.: J.Brown
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8.45/9.15Sound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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TRANSMISSION (UP TO 6.20 APPROX)
9.15/10.15Test Card C
10.15/6.20appStandby - 16mm & 35mm
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12.00/2.00LUNCH BREAK ARRANGED BY S.TEL.E.
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6.00/8.00DINNER BREAK ARRANGED BY S.TEL.E.
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7.30/8.00Sound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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TRANSMISSION
7.55/8.00Tuning Signal followed by Opening Routine
8.00/8.55Telerecording: Abbey Sequence of Coronation
8.55/9.20Standby - 16mm & 35mm
9.20/10.20appSpecial Edition of Television Newsreel devoted to
Coronation Day, No. 109
10.20/11.34appStandby - 16mm & 35mm
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TELERECORDING OF ABBEY SEQUENCE OF CORONATION AND SPECIAL
EDITION OF NEWSREEL TO BE REHEARSED AS AND WHEN POSSIBLE
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TELERECORDING:ALL DAY
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STUDIO ANo Mechau required

C.T.R. (L.G.)D.T.E.: R.Whatley
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TELERECORDINGALL DAY
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STUDIO DMechau required 10.30/6.20 P.M.
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STUDIO GNo Mechau required
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STUDIO HNo Mechau required

C.C.R..S.TEL.E.: W.J.Pearce
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LINEUPS UP TO 6.20 P.M.(ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE)
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(12.00/2.00LUNCH BREAK ARRANGED BY S.TEL.E.)
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8.45/9.15CTR (AP)Sound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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9.45/10.15ASound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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9.46/10.16OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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9.58/10.28OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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10.04/10.34OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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10.20/10.50OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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10.28/10.58OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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10.32/11.02OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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1.45/2.15OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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2.17/2.47OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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3.00/3.30OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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4.30/5.00OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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4.50/5.20DSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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TRANSMISSIONANNOUNCEMENTS IN STUDIO A ALL DAY
9.15/10.15CTR (AP)All Transmitters on Test Card C
10.15AStudio Announcement
10.16/10.28appOBVictoria Memorial (Standby: A&CTR,AP, 16 & 35mm)
10.28/10.34appOBOutside Westminster Abbey (Standby: A&CTR,AP,16 & 35mmm)
10.34/10.50appOBInside Westminster Abbey.........."............"............"...."........"
10.50/10.58pp OBVictoria Embankment, RAF Memorial..."..."........."...."........"
10.58/11.02appOBOutside Westminster Abbey........"..........."............."...."........"
11.02/1.45appOBInto Abbey...................................."..........."............."...."........"
1.45/2.15appAProbable Studio Caption (Standby: CTR AP 16 & 35mm)
2.15/2.47appOBOutside Abbey...........(Standby: A & CTR AP 16 & 35 mm)
2.47/3.30appOBHyde Park, Grosvenor Gate.."..".."......"....."....."..."...."
3.30/4.35appOBOutside Buckingham Palace.."..".."......"....."....."..."...."
4.35/5.00appAProbable Studio Caption (Standby CTR AP 16 & 35 mm)
5.00/5.20appOBOutside Buckingham Palace (Standby A&CTR AP 16 & 35 mm)
5.20/6.20appDYouth Tattoo.................................".......".."...."......"...."..."...."
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6.00/8.00DINNER BREAK ARRANGED BY S.TEL.E.
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7.30/8.00A,CTR (AP)Sound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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8.40/9.10OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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9.50/10.20OBSound & Vision Lineup for Transmission
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7.50WARNING BELL: C.A.R. Switchboard Operator to ring bell as usual
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TRANSMISSION
7.55/8.00CTR (AP)Tuning Signal followed by Opening Routine
8.00/8.55CTR (AP)Telerecording: Abbey Sequence of Coronation (A Standby)
8.55/9.00BHSir Winston S. Churchill B/C from Downing St. (S.Only)
(A, CTR AP 16 mm & 35 mm S'by)
9.00/9.10appBHHM the Queen (Sound Only (A,CTR AP 16 & 35mm S'by)
9.10/9.20OBScenes Outside Buckingham Palace (A&CTR AP 16&35 mm S'by)
9.20.10.20appCTR(AP)Special Edition of Television Newsreel devoted to
Coronation Day, No. 109 (A Standby)
10.20/11.30appOBScenes in London & Fireworks Display (A&CTRAP 16&35mm
S'by)
11.30/11.34appAMet. & A.A. Charts
11.34/11.49BHNews in Sound only
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PROGRAMMES BETWEEN 10.15 a.m. & 5.15 p.m. APPROX. & 8.00/11.30 P.M. APPROX.
TO BE RELAYED TO FRANCE, HOLLAND & GERMANY

OUTSIDE REHEARSALSJ.HUGHES - REGENT 3439 - EXT.4)
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