A BBC Film
This film suggests, by means of simple pictorial sequences, some of the activities that have preceded the opening of the BBC Television Service, as a result of the Television Report published in January, 1935.
The Marriage of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, R.N. in Westminster Abbey.
Thursday November 20
[Photo caption] Television cameras will be placed outside Buckingham Palace. Leslie Mitchell and Geoffrey Sumner will be the commentators.
[Photo caption] A camera position in Broad Sanctuary will enable viewers to watch the scenes outside the Abbey. John Snagge will be the commentator.
10.50 Scenes outside Buckingham Palace.
11.3 Departure of H.M. The Queen from Buckingham Palace.
11.10 Arrival of H.M. Queen Mary and other Royal Guests at Westminster Abbey.
11.16 Departure of H.M. The King and H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth from Buckingham Palace.
11.20 Westminster Abbey: H.M. the King and H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth are expected to arrive at 11.28.
11.30 The Wedding Service (sound only)
(See page 17 for Order of Service)
12.28 Departure of the Bride and Bridegroom, the Royal Family, and guests from the Abbey.
12.40 Arrival of the Bride and Bridegroom and the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.
It is expected that the Bride and Bridegroom will leave Buckingham Palace for their honeymoon between 3.0 and 4.0pm. The television programme will be interrupted to show the scenes outside the Palace as they drive away.
A film of the Royal Wedding processions will be shown in the evening at 8.30.
In June 1948, as counter to Russia's blockade of supplies into Berlin, began the great operation called the Berlin Airlift.
This special film programme commemorates the official ending of the blockade on Thursday, May 12. It shows the airlift in operation over the past few months, and ends with scenes shot on Thursday as goods from Berlin begin to move by road, rail, and canal. The film taken by BBC Television Newsreel Cameramen, and the programme produced by Robert Barr.
Tonight brings another exciting moment in the history of the BBC Television Service. Exactly a hundred years after the first message was sent by submarine telegraph cable between England and France, the first television pictures are transmitted across the sea from one nation to another.
One of the television's outside broadcast units is on the floodlit Place de l'Hotel de Ville, the square in front of the Town Hall, where thousands of citizens are gathered to watch the Carnival Procession and to join in the dancing Richard Dimbleby and Alan Adair help you to follow events and introduce some of the citizens from Calais and the surrounding countryside.
The Full Story on Page 36
By permission of the Directors of Mecca, Ltd., one of television's mobile outside broadcast units is at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, where tonight the final for the British Formation Dancing Trophy is being held.
Harry Roy and his band will play for dancing and there will be a demonstration of ballroom dancing, including the New Charleston by Wally Fryer and Violet Barnes.
Glyn Daniel and Sir Mortimer Wheeler discuss the strange death 2,000 years ago of Tollund Man, and the light it throws on life in prehistoric Denmark.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit
See 'Television Diary' on page 15
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