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ITV orders landmark doc featuring Queen Elizabeth, David Attenborough

British commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a major royal documentary from ITN Productions. The Queen’s Canopy (w/t) will document the progress of Queen Elizabeth II’s initiative to create a global network ...
November 10, 2017

British commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a major royal documentary from ITN Productions.

The Queen’s Canopy (w/t) will document the progress of Queen Elizabeth II’s initiative to create a global network of protected forests that span 52 Commonwealth countries.

Featured in the landmark documentary will be an informal conversation on the grounds of Buckingham Palace between Her Majesty The Queen and the venerable David Attenborough. The pair will discuss nature, conservation and the ambitious canopy project.

The strategy, titled “The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy”, is a conservation project ” aimed at raising awareness of the value of indigenous forests, and of preserving them for future generations.” The project also aims to serve as a lasting legacy that will celebrate the Queen’s leadership of the Commonwealth.

Jane Treays serves as director, alongside ITN’s Chris Shaw who is executive producer. Sue Murphy, ITV’s head of fact-ent, and Jo Clinton Davis, ITV controller of factual, commissioned the tentatively titled documentary.

The Queen’s Canopy will broadcast across ITV in 2018.

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