BEHIND THE CROWN

BEHIND THE CROWN

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BEHIND THE CROWN
  • The Queen: Her True Story

    With extensive coverage of the early years of Elizabeth's life and a charming recording made by the young Princesses as children this is an updated look at the life of Britain's monarch and all she has achieved.

  • Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen

    Combining remarkable footage and expert interviews, this authoritative special presents the true story of Kate Middleton, the seemingly ordinary young woman now destined to be Queen of England.
    From comparatively modest circumstances, the Middleton family could not be more different from the roy...

  • Sarah Ferguson: Life After the Royal Family

    Sarah Ferguson's marriage to Prince Andrew lasted just nine years before it ended in a storm of scandal and infidelity. But how much of a chance did Fergie ever stand?
    Some would argue that a combination of Andrew's continual absence, hostility from the Palace and media haranguing made the marria...

  • Princess Margaret: Her Real Life Story

    A striking society beauty with her own ‘court’ of actors, playboys and bohemians. This intimate biography explores the reality behind the myth of the Queen's younger sister – Princess Margaret.

    Prevented from marrying her first love, Peter Townsend in the name of duty, Princess Margaret’s life ...

  • The Queen's Diamond Decades: The 1960's

    The Royal Family is expanding fast and Princess Margaret has surprised everyone by marrying an untitled society photographer. Prince Charles, meanwhile, is packed off to boarding school in Scotland aged 13, no doubt missing out completely on the swinging sixties.

  • The Fergie Story: Paradise Lost

    When the marriage between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson began, Sarah was one of the most popular women to become Duchess of York since the creation of the title in 1385.
    With her informal style and sense of fun, Sarah seemed like a breath of fresh air sweeping through a somewhat outdated ins...

  • Victoria's Letters: Liberation

    Although deeply in love with her husband, Victoria often felt constrained by Prince Albert. In an era when it was unusual for a gentleman to default to his wife, it was felt he used her pregnancies as a way to gain power. After his death Victoria was bereft but, as her diaries show, also became f...

  • Victoria's Letters: Constraint

    From state affairs to family gossip, Queen Victoria poured her emotions into her diaries with such honesty that those close to her were afraid lest her more alarming opinions escape and prove catastrophic for the young Queen. Indeed, after her death many of her diaries were burned by her own daug...

  • The Queen's Diamond Decades: The 1950's

    The unabridged story of the true Queen Elizabeth, through turbulent times and unprecedented change. The 1950s see this young mother of two inherit an unexpected throne.

  • The Queen's Diamond Decades: The 1970's

    The 1970s was a turbulent decade for Her Majesty, full of ups and downs - but charged with celebrations such as her own silver wedding, her daughter's wedding and the birth of her first grandchild.

  • The Queen's Diamond Decades: The 1980's

    When the 1980s began, Royal watchers had on main question: who would Prince Charles, the world's most eligible bachelor, take for a bride? We soon had our answer and a shy nursery teacher, Lady Diana Spencer, became famous around the world. Marriage preparations consumed the country and their uni...

  • The Queen's Diamond Decades: The 1990's

    The 1990s would prove to be the decade in which the Monarchy endured some of the worst crises of modern times. In 1992, the Royal Family’s private lives became a media sensation as three of Her Majesty’s children suffered the pain of marital breakdown.

    After Her beloved Windsor Castle was rava...

  • The Queen's Diamond Decades: The 2000's

    The new millennium has witnessed powerful events and poignant moments for Queen and country. The whole nation celebrated the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother in 2000 but the devastating events of 9/11 ushered in a dark new era, and London itself would be traumatised by terrorism.

    There was pe...

  • When Philip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    In a one-hour special, British TV favourite Phillip Schofield spends a year celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Entertaining, informative and hugely inspirational, this is a unique celebration of the world's leading achievement award for young people as it enters a s...