A+E Networks UK’s History has enlisted journalist Sir Trevor McDonald to host the 4 x 60-minute series Trevor McDonald’s Queen and Country, set to premiere in May on the network and in the summer on PBS.
The series, co-commissioned with Sky 3D and produced by Colonial Pictures, will explore the institutions, traditions and peculiarities surrounding the monarchy ranging from the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to the ritual of Swan Upping on the Thames.
“Trevor McDonald’s Queen and Country is a perfect way for History to commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as it highlights the historical customs and traditions that punctuate her long reign,” said Rachel Job, head of acquisitions & commissioning, History & Military History at A+E Networks UK. “And told reassuringly by Sir Trevor McDonald, a British institution in his own right.”
The series was commissioned by John Cassy for Sky 3D, Rachel Job for History and Stephen Segaller for WNET Thirteen in New York. It is produced and directed by Alastair Layzell for Colonial Pictures. Executive Producers are Benedetta Pinelli for Sky 3D, Sarah Proctor for History and Stephen Segaller for WNET.