"Coronation Day"

BBC2: 24th September 2003


 "Rachel's your best friend ,and she's a Protestant, and she gave you sweets from the party, and that's alright....

"But I hope you understand why it's not alright for us to celebrate. . . ."

It is June 1953 ­ Coronation Day ­ in the village of Glenarm on the coast of County Antrim. Fionnuala wants to go to the party that's being held in the castle, to see the television set. But she comes from an Irish-speaking family who don't recognize the Queen.

Directed by Tony Knox from a script by Frances Tomelty, produced by Flying Fox Films and BBC Northern Ireland, with the support of the Northern Ireland Film Commission and the Lottery Board.



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