Over 20 million people around the world watched as the BBC set up their biggest ever outside broadcast to provide live coverage of the coronation on radio and television. Street parties were held throughout the UK as people crowded round neighbours’ sets to watch television for the first time. The broadcast was made in 44 languages.
The event was also filmed in colour, separately from the BBC’s black and white television broadcast.
Watch a documentary on the coverage on the aussiebeachut0 YouTube Channel.