Royalty - First Televised Queens Speech - Sandringham
The Queen, in a gold lame dress, is seen in the Long Library at Sandringham shortly after making the traditional Christmas Day broadcast to the nation. On the desk are portraits of Prince Charles and Princess Anne. The Queen is holding the copy of 'Pilgrim's Progress', from which she read a few lines during her message. The broadcast was televised this year for the first time and was carried by both the BBC and ITV. It was the 25th anniversary of the first radio message to the Commonwealth by her grandfather, King George V.
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Eammon Andrews, This Is Your Life book
TV's "This Is Your Life" compere Eammon Andrews with the famous red book. * 15/05/03 According to reports in The Sun Thursday May 15, 2003, BBC bosses feel that the format of the show in which the presenter surprises a star by paying homage to their history with the help of friends and family is in need of a refresh. The show, now hosted by Micahel Aspel, was first screened in 1955. 21/10/03: It has been announced the TV show This Is Your Life has been axed after almost 50 years.The first episode of the show was broadcast in 1955 and was presented by Eamonn Andrews, but the classic programme is now hosted by Michael Aspel.In its heyday the show regularly pulled in 20 million viewers. But the last edition of the programme in August this year, featuring former choirboy Aled Jones, was watched by just 3.5 million.
Music - The New Seeekers - Heathrow Airport - London
Back from their five month tour of America, The New Seekers were already thinking of Britain and the environment wearing t-shirts with the message 'Keep Britain Tidy'. From left, Peter Doyle, Eve Graham, Marty Kristian, Lyn Paul and Paul Layton.
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