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The Queen’s Coronation in Colour

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 04 Jun 2018
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  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
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The Queen’s Coronation in Colour  
Alexander Armstrong celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation on 2 June 1953. Illustrated with the very best colour footage, the programme features royal insiders who were at the centre of this momentous occasion reveal what happened behind the scenes, including the Queen’s cousin HRH Prince Michael of Kent and her Maids of Honour. 
Sir Trevor McDonald, Len Goodman, Michael Crawford and Alison Steadman share their own memories of the festivities across the UK and the Commonwealth.  
The Queen’s Coronation was the world’s first major television event. It was also a new age of amateur home movies and communities in every corner of the UK filmed Coronation parties and pageants.  Alexander discovers these unique films, and he meets the people who feature in them, finding out that for many, the Queen’s Coronation was also the People’s Coronation.