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Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

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Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

Coronation Date
2nd June 1953


Schedule Sunday 2nd June 2013 BBC Parliament

Digitally remastered Original Footage.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/parliament/programmes/schedules/2013/06/02
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2002/05_may/10/coronation.shtml
10:10 – 10:25
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Day from Tuesday 2 June 1953.

10:25 – 11:20
The Queen's Procession to Westminster Abbey
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace.

11:20 – 14:20
The Coronation Service
The coronation service with commentary by Richard Dimbleby. From 2 June 1953.

Afternoon
14:20 – 17:00
The State Procession through London
Colonial rulers and Commonwealth prime ministers leave the abbey for the state procession.
17:00 – 17:20
The Queen's Appearance on the Balcony of the Palace
The Queen and members of the royal family appear on the balcony. From 2 June 1953.

17:20 – 18:00
Diamond Jubilee Address 2012
Her Majesty the Queen marks the occasion of her diamond jubilee, from 20 March 2012.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/23/coronation.html
http://www.bbcstudiosandpostproduction.com/news/130516_queens_coronation.html

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Re: Coronation Day 3rd June 1953 on BBC Parliament 3rd June 2013.

I'm doing test recordings today, I have enabled BBC Parliament on a couple of my Freeview PVR's, and am recording 10am to 6pm, onto their USB Flash Drives.
To check the system, and also evaluate how many GB I shall need, on the day.
Calculated at somewhere between 5GB and 10GB.
Only a rough guide, because the Broadcast on the day will have moving pictures.
So, I will also do a test record of 8 hours on another Channel, daytime.

Update:
SD Recordings 8 hours each, one PVR recorded 4.6GB, the other 7.2GB, both SD for 8 hours

Tomorrow, I'll do the same thing with channels with a bit more action !

The Broadcast is worth recording for posterity, and no doubt there will be shortened versions available after 2nd June, of high lights.
Possibly they will be in HD, after all the whole days' Broadcast has been digitally remastered.

There are two other programmes scheduled so far
ITV (HD)          2nd June 17:30     Coronation Year in Colour
BBC One (HD) 3rd June 21:00     The People's Coronation with David Dimbleby


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Re: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

@PlusComUK:- thanks for the heads-up
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Re: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

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Re: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

Tue, Jun 4 · 10:00-12:00 · BBC One (HD)
The Coronation: 60th Anniversary Service
Tue, Jun 4 · 19:00-20:00 · BBC2
The Coronation: 60th Anniversary Service Highlights
Plus other programmes dedicated to the Coronation, before & after Sunday 2nd June
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Re: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

How the Coronation kick-started the love of television
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 is said to have been watched by more people on television than heard it on "the wireless".


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22688498

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Re: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

It's my Birthday today too !!  Cool
PVR's all set up and ready.
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Re: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

I remember it well. In The Mall. In the rain. With a camera. All the previous night and most of the day. See http://www.diment.org.uk/albums/60YearsAgo/index.htm for a few reminders of what it was like.
EDIT: Excuse the picture quality - I was only a kid with a cheap camera!
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Re: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 on BBC Parliament Sunday 2nd June 2013.

The whole days' Broadcast on BBC Parliament is now available on BBC On Demand,