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Reopening of the BBC Television Service


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by The Postmaster-General, the Earl of Listowel.

The programme includes:

Pas Seul
Margot Fonteyn (by permission of the Administrator of the Covent Garden Opera Trust), John Cockerill (harp)

David Low talks and draws.

Mickey's Gala Premiere
This cartoon film was the last item transmitted before the Television Service was interrupted on Friday, September 1, 1939.

Variety Party
introducing Mantovani and his Orchestra, Jackie Hunter (the Canadian Comedian), Kay Cavendish ('Kay on the Keys'), Jean Cavall (Singer, formerly R.C.A.F.), Peter Waring (in comedy), Beryl Orde (in impressions), Gwen Catley (soprano), The Three Admirals
(Peter Waring broadcasts by permission of the Windmill Theatre)

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
by George Bernard Shaw.

A visit to the Mall for the preparations for tomorrow's Victory Parade.

(to 16.30)


Announcer: Jasmine Bligh
Announcer: Winifred Shotter
Announcer: McDonald Hobley
Master of Ceremonies: Leslie Mitchell
Dancer (Pas Seul): Margot Fonteyn
Harpist (Pas Seul): John Cockerill
Producer (Pas Seul): Philip Bate
Speaker/Artist: David Low
Musicians (Variety Party): Mantovani and his Orchestra
Comedian (Variety Party): Jackie Hunter
Pianist (Variety Party): Kay Cavendish
Singer (Variety Party): Jean Cavall
Comedian (Variety Party): Peter Waring
Impressionist (Variety Party): Beryl Orde
Soprano (Variety Party): Gwen Catley
Singers (Variety Party): The Three Admirals
Producer (Variety Party): Eric Fawcett
Author (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets): George Bernard Shaw
Producer (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets): G. More O'Ferrall
Shakespeare (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets): Henry Oscar
The Dark Lady (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets): Lesley Deane
Queen Elizabeth (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets): Dorothy Black
Beefeater (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets): Alban Blakelock

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Reopening of the BBC Television Service

BBC Television, 7 June 1946 15.00

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018
Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018

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