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A display of duplicates of the famous collection in the Tower of London.
With an historical commentary by Kenneth L. Davy.
A point of topical interest in this broadcast is that viewers will see a replica of the crown to be worn by King Edward at the Coronation ceremony next year. This is King Edward the Confessor's crown. The King has two other crowns - the Imperial State Crown and the Imperial Crown of India. Other pieces of the regalia, the Queen's diadems, the sceptres, orbs, swords, bracelets, spurs, etc., are just as magnificent.

Contributors

Commentary:
Kenneth L. Davy

The Wings of Horus to music by Bantock.
Greek Dances:
The Spartan War Dance to music by Schumann
Maidens of Athena to music by Baines
Bacchic Dancers to music by Massenet
Spirits of Earth and Air to music by Hoist
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

The Ginner-Mawer Company frequently give shows in West End theatres and a performance of dance and mime is given annually in Hyde Park under the auspices of the Arts League. Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer are the directors of a London school of dance and drama. Their teaching embodies the Greek ideal of the inseparable association of art with education. After many years of special study of the Greek dance Ruby Ginner has evolved a technique that has been accepted by leading teachers throughout the world.

Contributors

Dancers:
The Ginner-Mawer Company
Dancing produced by:
Ruby Ginner
Musicians:
The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader:
Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor:
Hyam Greenbaum
Presentation:
Stephen Thomas

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