||CORONATION DAY TRANSMISSIONS||
|Morning and Afternoon
|Announcer:||Sylvia Peters & Mary Malcolm|
|Programme Summary||Estimated: Xmission Nett|
|9.15.00||CTR||Test Card C (Sound = Tone)||55.00|
|10.10.00||CTR||Test Card C|
|10.14.00||CTR||BBC Coat of Arms|
|10.14.40||CTR||Houses of Parliament + Big Ben|
|5.22.00||A||INTERVAL CAPTION + GRAMS||4.00|
|5.27.30||CTR||Children's TV Opening Sequence|
|CTR||Children's Closing Routine|
|9.15.00||CENTRAL TELECINE||TEST CARD "C" (SOUND: TONE)|
|10.10.00||C.C.R.SOUND: GRAMS:||"The Three Elizabeths" Decca K.1110|
|Side B AR8862. Eric Coates|
|10.14.00||CENTRAL TELECINE:||BBC COAT OF ARMS|
|10.14.40||CENTRAL TELECINE||HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT|
|10.15.00||C.C.R. SOUND: ADD||BIG BEN CHIMES (1/4 hour only)|
|10.15.10||C.C.R. SOUND & VISION|
|Fade to: STUDIO A CAM||SOUND & 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
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
(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.|
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.|
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
|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.
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.|
|Fade to: STUDIO A||GRAMS: Last 70 secs of "Pomp & Circumstance"|
Decca K.1141 Side B, AR9176.
|5.22||A.P. FADE SOUND & VISION|
|BLANK SCREEN HELD FOR 15 SECONDS|
|Fade to: STUDIO A||INTERVAL CAPTION|
|STUDIO A GRAMS:||SOUND: "Crown Imperial" HMV DB 3164 Side 2
(Played in entirety) (4 mins approx)
|5.26||Fade 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
||Those, then, are our arrangements for tonight. But now it's time
for Children's Television.|
|5.27.30||C.C.R. SOUND & VISION|
|Fade to: C.T.R.||FILM: CHILDREN'S OPENING FILM SEQUENCE|
|5.28||C.C.R. SOUND & VISION|
|approx||Fade to: STUDIO A||SOUND & 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.|
|6.28||C.C.R. SOUND& VISION|
|Fade to: STUDIO A||SOUND & 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.|
|C.C.R. SOUND & VISION|
|Fade to: C.T.R.||FILM: CHILDREN'S CLOSING ROUTINE|