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Coronation Day

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    Posted by Marilyn (U15702882) on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

    I live in Spain and I am a volunteer with the Age Care Association, helping elderly expacts.
    We are planning a lunch party to Celebrate the Coronation Day , will the BBC be showing the Coronation on TV
    There must be millions of people around the world, who would love to see it, for the first time, myself included

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

    The schedule for that date won't be finalised yet - but it's possible that we might also show this programme again.

    Have fun at your party!

    Documentary about the greatest public ceremony of the twentieth century. As well as recounting the events of Coronation Day, 2nd June 1953, the film focuses on the months of meticulous planning beforehand. What took place behind the scenes is told using diaries, letters, official records and government papers, together with much rare, evocative archive. There are interviews with historians and experts on royal ceremonial as well as participants in the ceremony.

    The Coronation was an immense challenge - the views of forceful personalities from die-hard traditionalists to forward-thinking innovators had to be reconciled, the movements of thousands had to be marshalled like clockwork, and the BBC had to mount its most ambitious television outside broadcast to date in the teeth of prime minister Winston Churchill's opposition. At the centre of it all was the 27-year-old Queen, bearing an immense responsibility while remaining apparently calm and unperturbed throughout.

    This is a story of precision planning, last minute nerves and an ancient ceremony which brought together church, state, aristocracy and monarchy in a glorious panoply - the like of which will never be seen again.

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    Posted by Marilyn (U15702882) on Thursday, 23rd May 2013

    Thank you for your reply
    I am very pleased to see you will be showing the coronation as it happened.
    Could you please let me what time the crown is actually placed on her Majesties head, as we don´t want to serve lunch during that important moment, at our Coronation party
    Mank Thanks

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    Posted by Bidie-In (U2747062) on Thursday, 23rd May 2013

    The Daily Mail is presently offering the dvd in return for 10 tokens and p&p.

    I intend to send for it just in case the TV programmes on the day do not live up to expectations.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Friday, 24th May 2013

    Hi Marilyn

    I send you a long response within the email that was sent to you when your post was removed (you inadvertently posted contact details which is not allowed for personal safety reasons)

    I don't know exactly when the crowning will take place during the programme - as I don't have a copy to watch and time - but it shouldn't be too hard to time your lunch, the programme is one and a half hours long - so you can probably estimate that the crowning will take place somewhere during the middle of the programme. You could also watch the programme and have your lunch afterwards!

    Alternatively you might consider taping the programme using a TV recording device, that way you can pause the programme at whichever point you wish, to fit around your lunch.

    I hope you enjoy your day.


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