The British Broadcasting Century with Paul Kerensa

SPECIAL: A Brief History of Coronation Broadcasts

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Episode 67 is a special:

A Brief History of Coronation Broadcasts (or Broadcast Coronations)

How the BBC has brought two such ceremonies to the air, as they (and others) now tackle a third, for King Charles III.

We'll tell you all about the two previous on-air crownings, of George VI and Elizabeth II, both on radio and TV - but first we'll go back to the four monarchs before them:


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