Strong feeling in Party.
Tempy. television facilities cd. be provided by B.B.C. before Coronation, at P'smouth, Plymouth & Aberdeen.
Mock-up for Coronation mght cost betwn. £15-30.000 for each.
Brighton is served by booster & gives gt. satisfn. I think this shd. be done because of public feeling.
Limited & unreliable service. WD. cover not more than 5, prs 3 (?) miles. WD. only cover ½ the town. Dissatisftn. v. likely. No stand-by equipment. People will have bought their sets to v. little purpose.
Unreliable because subject to atmospheric interference. They mght. not see the Coronation on the day.
Can't continue this service afterwards. Shd. have to go ahead with the 5 permanent transmitters, wh. R.A.B. opposes.
Now too late to lay on anything satisfy. And if we offered to provide, people wd. buy sets and be dissatisfied.
Taken from C.C. 16(53) - Meeting held on 3 March 1953.