November 12, 2008

Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work

Are you watching this? It's a show on PBS for the next couple of weeks. It was made on the occasion of her 80th birthday and follows her for a year, beginning with her trip to the the US last year. You can find details about it here or check your local listings for details.

13 comments:

  1. It's quite well done. It was on the BBC earlier this year.

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  2. Sir Fop... I have a friend who is a rocket scientist and works at NASA Goddard, so it was especially fun to see HM's visit there.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder....I didn't know. I saw it earlier in the year and enjoyed it. I am always a sucker for these royal documentaries, even if it's not the first time I've seen them. I guess it's my English heritage, but I have been a royal watcher since the Royal Wedding in 1981, when I was a little girl and captured by the pageantry. Always entertaining!

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  4. No! But I meant to, so thanks for the reminder.

    I've been trying to remember for the last few days where I saw the picture of the queen wearing a scarf printed with corgis, and now I remember that it was in the promo for this show.

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  5. i'm so dumb - i can never keep the royals straight...the queen, the queen mother, prince phillip, etc. i'm probably this show's intended demographic - clueless about the monarchy - except for diana, dodi, and thinking harry is hewitt's kid - pretty cheeky :)

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  6. ps - what a coincidence - i am watching "this is england" as i was reading your post...good movie so far.

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  7. I've been meaning to catch this...thank you. I would highly recommend the BBC DVD series "Windsor: A Royal Year" if you like peeks into contemporary royal life.

    Cheers!

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  8. shoot - I hope I didn't miss too much! I luv me mum.

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  9. On many PBS stations this is followed by "A Year At Windsor" which is a look at Windsor Castle in each of the 4 seasons.

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  10. I wish, but sadly not on BBC World, (in Bangkok). Bought the book, (aka 'the t shirt'), so on the premise that 'if you liked the book, you'll love the movie', I await fulfilment of that!!

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