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The Story of Royal Broadcasting

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Yesterday's Christmas broadcast by the Queen carries on a tradition started by her grandfather, George V , in 1932 which was the first royal landmark for the fledgeling BBC. Then in 1937, George VTs coronation procession marched across several thousand small screens and 'the magic of television' had arrived.
The development of royal broadcasting is traced through a nostalgic look back over the first 50 years of the BBC's coverage, with pioneer commentators, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas ,
John Snagge , and Godfrey Talbot. And Sylvia Peters re-enacts the demonstration film she made for the Queen's first televised Christmas broadcast, 30 years ago. Written and narrated by David Jessel
Film editor CHRISTINE PANCOTT Producer MARYSE ADDISON (R)

Contributors

Unknown: George V
Unknown: George Vts
Commentators: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot.
Unknown: Sylvia Peters
Unknown: David Jessel
Editor: Christine Pancott
Producer: Maryse Addison

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The Story of Royal Broadcasting

BBC Two England, 26 December 1987 16.20






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