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BBC unveils Coronation season

BBC Television and Radio announced a season of programming to mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

The BBC’s Coronation commissions will celebrate and showcase the history behind the memorable day of 2 June 1953, the first Coronation to be televised and the year that began the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

To mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation, BBC Parliament will for the first time broadcast a digitally re-mastered version of the Abbey Coronation Service in full on Sunday 2 June, 2013.

The broadcast will follow the exact times of the original Coronation, airing from 10:15 to 17:20 on BBC Parliament.