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: This Morning

With Fyfe Robertson.
An early look at Royal Wedding Day. News, views, horoscopes and a child's-eye-view of the great day. News and weather: 7.31, 7.57


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson

: Wedding Breakfast

Alastair Burnet and Valerie Singleton introduce a nationwide programme on the morning of the Royal Wedding, with news, views and entertainment
Studio guests talk about different aspects of this Royal Occasion.

8.25 Profiles of HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

9.0 Pete Murray starts his Radio 2 Open House from the Royal route and talks to people in the crowd.

Cliff Michelmore meets some of the inhabitants of Great Somerford, home of the bridegroom.

Cliff Morgan reports from the Berkshire home of Alison Oliver, friend of Princess Anne, and talks to members of the Riding for the Disabled Association, of which the Princess is Patron.

Bob Wellings and Michele Brown seek out the interesting and different people in the crowds.

Alastair Burnet and Valerie Singleton greet guests in studios throughout Britain and occasionally introduce music and pictures for the morning.


Presenter: Alastair Burnet
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
DJ (Radio 2: Open House): Pete Murray
Reporter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Cliff Morgan
Reporter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Michele Brown
Production Team: Michael Kerr
Production Team: Don Sayer
Production Team: Peter Massey
Associate Producer: Alan Chivers
Associate Producer: Alan Mouncer
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Philip Lewis

: The Wedding of HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

The scene at Westminster Abbey, along the route, and at Buckingham Palace as final preparations for the ceremony take place.
As the guests arrive at the Abbey, Janey Ironside describes the fashion scene.
11.0 HM The Queen and other members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace.
11.12 HRH The Bride and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace in the Glass Coach.
11.17 The Queen, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and other members of the Royal Family are received at Westminster Abbey by the Dean and Chapter.
11.24 Procession of the Archbishop of Canterbury and clergy.
11.27 The Bride arrives at Westminster Abbey.
11.30 The Marriage Service Flourish: Sounded by Trumpeters of the 1st the Queen's Dragoon Guards
Procession of The Bride:
Hymn: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Introduction by The Dean of Westminster
Solemnisation of the Marriage by The Archbishop of Canterbury
Psalm 23: The Lord's my Shepherd (Crimond)
The Lord's Prayer and Responses led by The Precentor
Prayers said by The Rev and Hon Andrew Elphinstone
Choir: God be in my head (Walford Davies)
Reading: Ephesians 6 vv 10-18 by The Bishop of Maidstone
Hymn: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Blessing by The Dean of Westminster
The National Anthem
Anthems during the signing of the Registers:
Let all the world in every corner sing (Vaughan Williams)
Let their celestial concerts all unite (Handel)
Fanfare; Toccata in F (Widor) Fanfares by Sir Arthur Bliss played by Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall conducted by Lt-Col R. B. Bashford
Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Gentlemen and Children of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal under the direction of Douglas Guest, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey
12.20 The Bride and Bridegroom leave Westminster Abbey for Buckingham Palace in the Glass Coach.
12.45 The Queen arrives at Buckingham Palace with other members of the Royal Family.
12.50 A return visit to Great Somerford and Warfield.
1.0 Highlights of the ceremony.
1.25 The Bride and Bridegroom appear on the Palace Balcony with the Royal Family.
Scene described by Tom Fleming
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Commentator: Tom Fleming
Fashion commentator: Janey Ironside
Trumpeters: Trumpeters of the 1st the Queen's Dragoon Guards
Introduction/Blessing: The Dean of Westminster [Eric Abbott]
Reader: The Bishop of Maidstone [Geoffrey Tiarks]
Solemnisation of the Marriage: The Archbishop of Canterbury [Michael Ramsey]
Prayer reader: The Rev. and Hon. Andrew Elphinstone
Trumpeters: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
Trumpeters conducted by: Lt-Col. R.B. Bashford
Sub-organist of Westminster Abbey: Timothy Farrell
Organist of the Chapel Royal: Harry Gabb
Singers: Choir of Westminster Abbey
Singers: the Gentlemen and Children of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal
Choir direction: Douglas Guest
Production Team: Martin L. Bell
Production Team: Philip S. Gilbert
Production Team: Helen Holmes
Production Team: Hilary Jones
Production Team: Michael Lumley
Production Team: Ian Smith
Technical Direction: Hubert Cartwright
Technical Direction: Harry Thomas
Technical Direction: Roy Carpenter
Technical Direction: Sam Branter
Technical Direction: Colin White
Executive Producer/Director: Antony Craxton

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: News

: Pebble Mill Special

With Bob Langley, Marian Foster, David Seymour and Donny MacLeod with a programme to match the mood of the day.


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Donny MacLeod

: Ragtime

[with] Maggie Henderson, Fred Harris
Play with words with Bubble, Humbug and the Spoons.


Presenter: Maggie Henderson
Presenter: Fred Harris
Music: Peter Gosling
Music: Dave Moses
Lightpen artist: Quentin Blake
Writer/Producer: Michael Cole
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo 1973

Another chance to see this year's spectacle, including
The Massed Pipes and Drums with 260 pipers and drummers
The Royal Navy at work in the Far East
The Massed Bands under the direction of Captain R.A. Ridings, ARCM, Corps of the Royal Engineers, Chatham Precision bayonet drill by Queens Guard, Rutgers University, USA
The Scots College Pipes and Drums from Sydney, Australia with Highland and Country Dancing
The Grand Finale

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo presented by HQ Scotland (Army) and produced by Brigadier John S. Sanderson, DSO, OBE



Commentator: Tom Fleming
Television Producer: Charles Clifford
Music Director: Captain R.A. Ridings
Producer (Edinburgh Tattoo): Brigadier John S. Sanderson

: Play School

: Slip and Slap

: Jackanory: The Princess and Curdie: The Wine Cellar

by George MacDonald
with John Laurie
Today: The Wine Cellar


Author: George MacDonald
Storyteller: John Laurie

: Search: Pop

with John Craven

Are pop fans being exploited and has 'Fan mania' reached a new danger point? Beth Miller and John Monaghan, both aged 13, talk to top DJs about today's pop scene, and discuss their findings with other children.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: John Craven
Reporter: Beth Miller
Reporter: John Monaghan
Producer: David Turnbull

: The Wombles

: National News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

: Dad's Army: The Royal Train

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
[and] John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike

HM King George VI is passing through Walmington by train, the platoon provide a guard of honour.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Designer: Paul Joel
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Station Master: William Moore
Henry: Freddie Earlle
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Fred McNaughton
[Actress]: Sue Bishop
[Actor]: Bob Hornery

: The Wedding of HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

An estimated 500 million viewers around the world watched today's BBC coverage of The Wedding. Alastair Burnet introduces an edited recording of the ceremony and the scenes at Buckingham Palace and along the route.


Presenter: Alastair Burnet
Commentator: Tom Fleming
Executive Producer/Director: Antony Craxton

: Softly, Softly: Task Force: Interrogation

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det-Chief Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Det-Chief Insp Hawkins, Warren Clarke as Det-Sgt Stirling, Terence Rigby as PC Snow, Martin C. Thurley as PC Knowles

'Two jobs. Two men. Each time a gun is used. It's the same gun. Is it the same man?'


Writer: Robert Barr
Task Force format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Joan Clark
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: David Maloney
Det-Chief Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Chief Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det-Sgt Stirling: Warren Clarke
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
PC Knowles: Martin C. Thurley
David Stevens: Guy Siner
Thomas Ross: John Duttine
Mr Daniels: Simon Joseph
Miss Daniels: Shirley Jaffe
Alfred Kelly: David Selwyn
Vanman: Terry Bale
Building site foreman: Lionel Wheeler
William Meecham: Leslie Schofield

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Sportsnight Special

features International Football and International Boxing in a gala night of sport from Wembley.

International Football: England v Italy from Wembley Stadium
Tonight's match is the tenth international between the countries. England have won four, four more have been drawn and Italy won the last match in Turin in June 2-0. Italy are among the favourites for the World Cup Finals next June.
Jimmy Hill analyses the key action

International Boxing: Joe Bugner (GB) v Mac Foster (USA) from Wembley's Empire Pool
Britain's European heavyweight champion, Joe Bugner, tackles Mac Foster, one of America's hardest-hitting fighters with 28 KO wins behind him. Ten rounds' top heavyweight action on last night's Harry Levene promotion.

Tony Gubba introduces Sportsnight


Presenter: Tony Gubba
Commentator (Football): Barry Davies
Analyst (Football): Jimmy Hill
Boxer: Joe Bugner
Boxer: Mac Foster
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (Football): Alec Weeks
TV Presentation (Boxing): Bob Duncan
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy together with Robert MacNeil

Vincent Hanna, Tom Mangold, Michael Cockerell, Bill Kerr Elliott and Richard Lindley are the Midweek correspondents.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Presenter: Robert MacNeil
Correspondent: Vincent Hanna
Correspondent: Tom Mangold
Correspondent: Michael Cockerell
Correspondent: Bill Kerr Elliott
Correspondent: Richard Lindley
Deputy Editor: John Gau
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: Cut and Thrust: 6: Sabre: basics

David Vine continues his series about the art and science of fencing
With Bob Anderson and Ken Pearson


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Bob Anderson
Instructor: Ken Pearson

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