Unscripted

ITV commissions “Inside The Duchy” from BBC Studios

British commercial network ITV has commissioned BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, for a two-part series marking the 50th year of Prince Charles as The Duke of Cornwall. Inside ...
April 25, 2019

British commercial network ITV has commissioned BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, for a two-part series marking the 50th year of Prince Charles as The Duke of Cornwall.

Inside The Duchy (working title; 2 x 60 minutes) goes behind-the-scenes into the 700-year-old Royal institution known as The Duchy of Cornwall, which covers more than 130,000 acres, from coast, countryside and city. Filmed over the course of a year, the crew followed the Duchy of Cornwall staff and tenants to capture the everyday runnings of the estate, whose properties include farms, housing and industrial estates and Dartmoor prison.

Additionally, the series offers exclusive interviews with Prince Charles (pictured), who, in his role of The Duke of Cornwall is a landlord, farmer and custodian of the estate.

The Duchy of Cornwall has provided the personal income for every Duke of Cornwall since 1337, and generates an income of over £20 million (approximately US$26 million) per year for The Prince, his family and his charitable organizations.

The series is produced by BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions and commissioned by ITV controller of factual Jo Clinton-Davis and Sue Murphy, ITV head of factual entertainment. Bill Lyons is the executive producer and Charlie Clay is the series producer and director.

Inside The Duchy is being distributed by Fremantle.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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