Elizabeth Taylor in London was a CBS-TV television special broadcast on 6 October 1963 that was directed by Sidney Smith and co-produced by Philip D'Antoni and Norman Baer. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. A television special is a Television program, typically a Short film or Television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Philip D’Antoni (Born February 19, 1929 in New York NY is a Film producer. The 58 minute show featured Elizabeth Taylor being filmed in various parts of London, England such as Westminster Bridge, Battersea Park, the House of Parliament of the United Kingdom and a London Blitz bomb damaged church in the East End of London reminsicing about her birthplace and reciting several famous English poems and speeches including-
The music was composed by John Barry (composer) who was nominated for a 1964 Grammy award for Outstanding Original Music . The Speech to the Troops at Tilbury was delivered on 9 August Old Style, 19 August New Style 1588 by Queen Elizabeth I of Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Prince Alfred may refer to Alfred Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844–1900 second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can ( 30 November 1874 John Barry, OBE (born John Barry Prendergast on 3 November 1933 in York, England) is a renowned Golden Globe and five-time Academy Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The original album has been rereleased on CD with many of the tracks available in the public domain on various John Barry collections. The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone Greensleeves occurs throughout the score. " Greensleeves " is a traditional English folk song and tune a ground of the form called a Romanesca.
In addition to showcasing Elizabeth Taylor at the height of her popularity, the show informed Americans of English history and London locations.
Miss Taylor was paid US$250,000  then the highest price ever paid for a person to be on television. The BBC paid US$28,000 for broadcast rights to be shown near Christmas. However television critic Anthony Burgess gave the show a scathing review calling it "the most deplorable programme of the year". Anthony Burgess (February 25 1917 — November 22 1993 was an English Novelist, Critic, Composer, Librettist, Poet 
The success of the show led to the same team doing a Sophia Loren in Rome television show.