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40 Glorious Years


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HM the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh are present at Earls Court Arena where a cast of 4,000 from the worlds of entertainment, theatre, sport and industry get together to celebrate the first 40 years of the Queen's reign.The biggest indoor production ever staged in Britain opens with Sir Ian McKellen, a choir of 500, two orchestras, the Gold State Coach, a cavalry escort, the Yeomen of the Guard, and the Guns of the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery. Stars from theatre and entertainment include Larry Adler, Michael Ball, Cilla Black, Darcy Bussell, Petula Clark, Wendy Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Lonnie Donegan, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Felicity Lott, Dame Vera Lynn, Cliff Richard, Donald Sinden, Julian Slade, Zoltan Solynosi, Tommy Steele and the Tiller Girls.
Event producer Major Michael Parker
Television presentation Michael Begg


Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen
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Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Unknown: Lonnie Donegan
Unknown: Gwyneth Jones
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Julian Slade
Unknown: Zoltan Solynosi
Unknown: Tommy Steele

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