29 Videos

  • Elizabeth I, Killer Queen

    Did a controversial affair between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley lead to a savage murder? We explore remarkable new evidence suggesting that Dudley’s wife, Amy Robsart was assassinated, so that her husband could be free to marry the Queen.

  • Royal Recipes: Royal Consorts

    The dishes on show include a favourite of Princess Diana cooked by her former chef Carolyn Robb, a chocolate soufflé said to be enjoyed by Prince Philip and an extravagant first course named after Queen Victoria's beloved husband Albert. All taste just as wonderful today.

  • Royal Recipes: Country Pursuits

    A celebration of the food served to the Royal Family when in active, rustic mode. Anna prepares sausages made from pheasant, said to be the Queen's favourite game bird. The programme also follows Prince Charles' example and goes foraging for mushrooms.

  • Royal Recipes: Royal Haunts

    Anna creates a meat pudding that would have found favour with Bertie, Prince of Wales and his mistress Lillie Langtry; she also cooks up a mille-feuilles dessert from the recipe book of a Buckingham Palace kitchen maid, hidden in the Royal Archive for over a hundred years. Historian Dr Polly Russ...

  • Royal Recipes: Diplomatic Relations

    What did The Queen serve to President Obama? Michael is joined by chef Paul Ainsworth in one of Britain's grandest stately homes to showcase food served at the grandest Royal state banquets, as well as more informal meetings between the Queen and visiting world leaders. Paul cooks a dish inspired...

  • Royal Recipes: Afternoon Tea

    Michael Buerk is joined by chef Paul Ainsworth to look at food created for the Queen's favourite meal, afternoon tea. He also tries a recipe for Bath buns, which was discovered tucked into the recipe book of a Buckingham Palace kitchen maid in the early 20th century.

  • Royal Recipes: War & Strife

    Presenter Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth recreate a royal dish that was a staple of wartime palace meals. We visit Britain's oldest brewery, which played an important role during a 17th century conflict, and chef Rob Kennedy remembers an extraordinary event to commemorate the queen's Diamo...

  • Royal Recipes: Weddings

    Anna is inspired by an Italian lamb dish served at the wedding of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter. Food historian Dr Annie Gray meets Fiona Cairns, the baker who created the official wedding cake for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The programme unearths a recipe that has been hidden in the...