To celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, Network is very proud to present a brand new High Definition restoration of the only feature-length Technicolor record of the Coronation itself. A Queen is Crowned is available to buy in restored DVD or Blu-Ray versions on 28th May 2012. Also included in this commemorative set is Palaces of a Queen - a 1966 documentary touring the sixroyal palaces: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace and Holyrood House. Narrated by Michael Redgrave and with a stirring score by Malcolm Sargent, this documentary is a worthy companion piece to A Queen is Crowned.
When QueenElizabeth the Second was crowned on June 2nd 1953, many of Britain's leading cinematic artists were commissioned to create this wonderful record of the event. Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, it conveys the sights and sounds, the pomp and pageantry, the very spirit of that unforgettable day. Rightfully nominated for an Oscar and awarded a BAFTA, A Queen is Crowned is on of thegreatest films of an historical event ever made.
- Palaces of a Queen documentary
- Image gallery
- Original programme PDF
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.