Opening Of ABC Tv In Manchester 1956

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    Opening of ABC TV studios in Manchester. Greater Manchester.

    MS cameras and booms behind the scenes. MS acrobats and dancers practising their routines. Various shots Thora Hird speaking to presenter Jerry Desmonde. CU ABC Television sign. MS behind the scenes shots, MS three entertainers doing comic dance. MS acrobats doing routines.

    MS rehearsal of girls stepping down from plane section, they do dance routine with men. MS various ladies stepping down from plane. MS ladies stood in a row - unknown, Shirley Anne Field, unknown, Betty Driver and Thora Hird with Presenter Jerry Desmonde. MS cameraman, MS conductor. MS Town Crier ringing bell, dignitaries are sat on set. MS Susan Stephen stood on stage.

    We hear announcers telling us what's on. Pan to camera zooming in on Susan Stephen, she says she is honoured to be there and announces what is on. MS as camera zooms back, pan to curtain going up on dance routine around a boat and on quay. MS acrobatic act. Shots of earlier dance routine in progress. LS finale song.

    Cataloguer's note: Good item. No picture between 01:02:11 - 01:02:30.

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:40:00 / 01:11:10:00
    UN 2853 A
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    UN 2853 A
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  • "Jerry Desmond" should read Jerry Desmonde.

    The studio seen here was in Didsbury, Greater Manchester.

    "MS Susan Stephen (Steven?) stood on stage" - the correct spelling is Susan Stephen.


    jamied 1st May 2012
  • Thanks for these. Corrections made.

    British Pathé 22nd May 2012

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