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BBC marks Queen's Coronation 60th anniversary with special season

3 May 2013 4:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC TV and Radio will mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation with a season of programming.

The shows will present the history behind the memorable day of June 2, 1953, the first Coronation to be televised.

BBC Parliament will air the digitally remastered version of the Abbey Coronation Service for the first time, in full, on Sunday, June 2, 2013. The original footage has been restored by BBC Studios and Post Production and it will air at the exact times of the original transmission, from 10.15am to 5.20pm.

In the build-up to the anniversary, BBC One will air The Queen: A Passion For Horses, a documentary about Queen Elizabeth's lifelong love for horses. Hosted by Clare Balding, the show will include behind-the-scene access to The Queen interacting with her horses and new-born foals.

Balding said: "The Queen is one of the most accomplished and respected breeders in Britain, with an especially »

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