ITV preparing documentary about Queen Elizabeth II


Queen Elizabeth II is going to be coming into homes across the United Kingdom later this year when the network operator ITV brings a two-hour documentary about her life to the airwaves.

The documentary was filmed last year during her "Diamond Jubilee" and the Summer Olympics in London. Interest in the queen was very high last summer during the Jubilee coverage, as the British Broadcasting Corporation landed the biggest ratings of the season with their coverage of the event. 

The ITV was given "unique access during the Diamond Jubilee year to members of the Royal Family, to Her Majesty's staff - some talking for the first time - to her Prime Ministers and to her residences." The documentary will reflect this, as well as what life is like in the modern monarchy, "delivering an insight into the way the world’s most famous woman leads the world’s best-known royal house," ITV said in a press release.

A broadcast time has not been revealed yet.

"This is a landmark documentary covering an exceptional year in the life of the Queen, and we are delighted to be able to broadcast it on ITV later this year," said Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of popular factual at ITV.
"When we set out to make a film about the special relationship between the Queen and the British people, we didn't anticipate that the combination of the Jubilee and the Olympics would make this such a momentous year for the monarchy and the country," said Nicolas Kent, creative director, Oxford Film and Television, and executive producer for Our Queen.

Does this sound like something you would be interested in watching? Yesterday a TV Rage viewer wrote in that "No one watches anything on Channel 5. It is equal bottom with the new 'ITV'. Both show needless logos on screen, which is sign of a s--- channel in the UK." Do you agree with that? Does that make you reluctant to watch the special?


Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 19th, 2013, 7:12 am

Images courtesy of ITV1

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