PBS Fort Wayne will offer viewers the BBC’s live uninterrupted coverage of The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on Saturday, May 6, from 2:30am to approximately 10:00am on our main channel (39.1), plus streaming at PBS.org and the PBS App.

The live coverage of the crowning of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla at Westminster Abbey is only the second time in British history that the event has been televised. Additional coverage of the first coronation service in 70 years will provide viewers with a front-row seat on the ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and the returning Coronation Procession from the Abbey, expected to be some of the largest parades in living history.

The Coronation: A Day To Remember, a BBC Primetime Special, while not airing on PBS Fort Wayne’s channels, will be available to stream at PBS.org and with the PBS App.

In addition to the live coverage of the coronation, PBS Fort Wayne has scheduled three special programs in conjunction with the event.

Charles R: The Making of a Monarch premieres Saturday, May 6 at 11pm on the PBS Fort Wayne Explore Channel, (39.4) and streaming with the PBS App.

This documentary explores the past 74 years that Charles has been a king in the making, showing his life as captured on film, home movies and TV cameras. An unfiltered and immersive portrait, the film is told through his own words recorded through the decades. Featuring an array of exceptional and often surprising audio and visual archival material, the documentary offers a unique and insightful look back at the man who was Prince of Wales for as long as most people can remember.

Sing For The King premieres Sunday, May 7 beginning at 2:00-3:00pm on the PBS Fort Wayne Explore Channel (39.4) and streaming with the PBS App

This documentary tells the story of the formation of the national choir that will perform on the grounds of Windsor Castle the day following the coronation. Made up of community singing groups of all sizes and styles, the specially formed choir will reflect the many faces and voices of modern Britain. The film follows the highs and lows as the choirs prepare for the performance of their lives in front of the King and Queen and the millions of people watching from around the world.

The Coronation Concert, a live broadcast from Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7, airs 3-5pm on the PBS Fort Wayne Explore Channel (39.4) and streaming with the PBS App.

The concert will showcase the country’s diverse cultural heritage in music, theatre and dance, bringing music icons and contemporary stars together for this historic occasion. In addition to the Coronation Choir, music will be provided by a 74-piece world-class classical orchestra to include the strings of the Countess of Wessex String Orchestra and woodwind, brass and percussion sections from the Bands of the Household Division. Selections will include interpretations of musical favorites from celebrity entertainers and performers from the worlds of dance and the arts.

As always, should you have questions about PBS Fort Wayne’s programming or lineups, please feel free to contact us via email at programming@wfwa.org.