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Celebration of a Broadcaster


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Live from Westminster Abbey, the memory of Richard Dimbleby celebrated in words and music. In the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra
Marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund, the event includes quotations from Dimbleby's letters, diaries, radio and television scripts, alternating with choral and orchestral music including William Walton 's Violin Concerto (first movement)
Te Deum Laudamus (from the coronation of 1953) film music from Hamlet and Henry Vand an unperformed section of his film score for The Battle of Britain.
Both Dimbleby and Walton, who never met, reflected the splendour of great public occasions, and both spoke for the nation in times of sorrow or of war.
Artists include: Eileen Atkins David Attenborough Peter Barkworth
Helen Field (soprano) Ida Haendel (violin) Michael Hordem
Alec McCowen , John Mills and Timothy West with the Philharmonia Orchestra leader PETER THOMAS and the Philharmonia Chorus Chorus master
ANDREW GREENWOOD conducted by Carl Davis Trumpeters of the Royal Artillery Musical director
MAJOR FRANK RENTON and the Choir of Westminster Abbey
Organist and Master of the Choristers SIMON PRESTON
Producer for the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund PATRICK GARLAND
Lighting supervisor PETER GREENYER Sound supervisor GRAHAM HAINES
Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN Directed for television by RON ISTED
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Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: William Walton
Unknown: Deum Laudamus
Unknown: Henry Vand
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Soprano: Helen Field
Violin: Michael Hordem
Violin: Alec McCowen
Violin: John Mills
Violin: Timothy West
Leader: Peter Thomas
Chorus Master: Andrew Greenwood
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Major Frank Renton
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Peter Greenyer
Unknown: Graham Haines
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Television By: Ron Isted

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