22 Dec 2013

Spectrum for 22 December 2013

From Spectrum, 12:05 pm on 22 December 2013

On December 23, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh began a five week tour of New Zealand which created unprecedented demonstrations of patriotism. Drawing on RNZ Archives and recollections of broadcasters and others involved, Jack Perkins looks back on the old-style Royal Roadshow. The programme was first broadcast in December 1989 and marks 60 years since the 1953-54 Royal Tour began.