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The People's Coronation with David Dimbleby

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, David Dimbleby tells the story of a ceremony which for centuries had been the preserve of the privileged. But in 1953, after initial resistance, the coronation would, for the first time, be televised and witnessed by millions. Dimbleby, then a teenager, was at the heart of the London festivities; he recalls how a Britain still in the grip of post-war rationing celebrated that momentous day. Show less

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Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Executive Producer:
Phil Dolling

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