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: Coventry Cathedral

by Her Majesty the Queen
On the night of November 14, 1940, the Fourteenth-century Coventry Cathedral was destroyed by enemy action. This morning Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, visits the ruins with the Provost, the Very Rev. R.T. Howard, before the Service on the site of the new Cathedral.

Order of Ceremony
The National Anthem
Exhortation to Thanksgiving by the Provost of Coventry
Hymn: Through all the changing scenes of life
Lesson: Isaiah 6, vv. 1,4.10; Ephesians 2, vv. 19-22: read by the Vice-chairman of the Joint Council responsible for the Chapel of Unity
Prayers of Blessing by the Lord Bishop of Coventry
Hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (vv. 1,3,5,)
The laying of the Foundation Stone by Her Majesty the Queen The Blessing of the Stone by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
The Doxology
Hymn: Christ is our corner stone Prayers of Dedication and Supplication
Hymn: Praise to the holiest
Benediction by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
Combined Church Choirs selected from the Diocese of Coventry City of Coventry Band and Coventry Salvation Army
Band conducted by Leonard Tanner
The scene described by Richard Dimbleby.

(to 12.30)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Band conductor: Leonard Tanner

: Greenwich Time Signal; Information Desk

At the desks: Nan Winton and Peter Haigh
Also appearing Charles Pennethorne Hughes and Elkan Allan


Presenter: Nan Winton
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Co-presenter: Charles Pennethorne Hughes
Co-presenter: Elkan Allan
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Book Bag

by Gay MacGregor.


Presenter: Gay MacGregor

: Cafe on the Corner

Patricia Burke in the "Cafe on the Corner" with Jimmy Bailey at the piano.


Singer: Patricia Burke
Pianist: Jimmy Bailey
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: Film Time

Speeches at the Celebrity Awards Lunch of the Variety Club of Great Britain.
Diana Dors, Peter Saunders, Kenneth More, Wilfrid Hyde White, Ian Carmichael,
Donna Reed, Tommy Trinder, Mike Frankovitch.
Chief Barker: Nat Cohen
(A BBC Telerecording)


Speaker: Diana Dors
Speaker: Peter Saunders
Speaker: Kenneth More
Speaker: Wilfrid Hyde White
Speaker: Ian Carmichael
Speaker: Donna Reed
Speaker: Tommy Trinder
Speaker: Mike Frankovitch
Chief Barker: Nat Cohen

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Let's Go Skating
Outside Broadcast Cameras visit the Southampton Ice Rink and Sports Arena.

The Gordon Honour: 6 - The Diving Bell Candlestick
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.

(to 18.00)


Writer/producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton

: Highlight

Events, comments, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Party Political Broadcast: It's Your Country

Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.

A discussion.
The Rt. Hon. Hugh Dalton, M.P., The Rt. Hon. George Brown, M.P., Anthony Greenwood, M.P., James Callaghan, M.P.
Chairman, Herbert Bowden, C.B.E., M.P.


Panellist: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Dalton
Panellist: The Rt. Hon. George Brown
Panellist: Anthony Greenwood
Panellist: James Callaghan
Chairman: Herbert Bowden

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Raccoon Coat

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to ask for the things you would like to see.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Associate Conductor: George Clouston
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Jane Eyre: Part 5

by Charlotte Bronte.
Adapted for television by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Stanley Baker and Daphne Slater


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Jane Eyre: Daphne Slater
Rochester: Stanley Baker

: Meet Jeanne Heal


Presenter: Jeanne Heal

: Serenade

featuring Elton Hayes and Frieda Hall.


Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Organist: Frieda Hall
Presented by: Russell Turner

: Coventry Cathedral

by Her Majesty the Queen
(A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's ceremony)

: Facts and Figures

The Weather and Close Down


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Leonard Miall

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