• The nation relives the Queen's coronation 60 years on

    Sixty years after Elizabeth II was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey the nation witnessed the special day for a second time. The Coronation played out on the BBC in a digitally re-mastered broadcast, aired for the first time since the Queen was crowned in 1953. The broadcast, narrated by Richard Dimbleby, follows the exact times of the original Coronation, airing from 10:15 to 17:20 on the BBC Parliament channel. The screening was part of a special season of programming laid on to celebrate and showcase the history behind the memorable day of 2 June 1953, the first Coronation to be televised. A