Queen is Crowned (A)
To celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, Network is proud to present a brand-new restoration of the only feature-length colour record of the Coronation itself.
When Queen Elizabeth the Second was crowned on June 2nd, 1953, many of Britain’s leading cinematic artists were commissioned to create this glorious record of the event. Narrated by Laurence Olivier, it conveys the sights and sounds, the pomp and pageantry, the very spirit of that unforgettable day. Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning, A Queen is Crowned is one of the greatest fi lms of an historical event ever made.
Also included in this commemorative set is Palaces of a Queen - a 1966 documentary touring the six royal palaces: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace and Holyrood House. Narrated by Michael Redgrave and with a resounding score arranged and conducted by Malcolm Sargent, this documentary is a worthy companion piece to A Queen Is Crowned.
 Palaces of a Queen documentary
 Image Gallery
 Original Programme (PDF)