ITV to visit “The Queen’s Garden” with Alan Titchmarsh

UK broadcaster ITV has signed on for a two-parter entitled The Queen's Garden, which will cover Love Your Garden host Alan Titchmarsh's year exploring the Buckingham Palace Garden. (Pictured: Titchmarsh)
October 31, 2014

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a two-parter entitled The Queen’s Garden, which will cover Love Your Garden host (pictured) Alan Titchmarsh’s year exploring the Buckingham Palace Garden.

Produced by Secret Life of Dogs firm Oxford Scientific Films, the two, hour-long episodes capture the 39-acre garden across the seasons and from various angles through the use of aerial photography, time-lapse, thermal imaging and remote-operated motion-sensitive cameras.

The history of the garden is also told by historian Lucy Worsley who traces the land’s origins from a hunting ground for Henry VIII to the childhood playground of the Queen and Princess Margaret.

The Queen’s Garden was commissioned for ITV by Richard Klein, director of commissioning factual, and Katy Thorogood, commissioning editor of factual.

Oxford Scientific Films’ Martin Williams directed the series and Peter Collins served as producer, while executive producers include Alice Keens-Soper and Jeremy Bradshaw.

“There is something magical about a garden hidden behind high walls, and no more so than here, at Buckingham Palace,” said Klein in a statement. “Guided by Alan Titchmarsh and the four seasons, The Queen’s Garden is a delightful and charming exploration of that magical world, with a light dusting of royal history.”

Keens-Soper, head of specialist factual at Oxford Scientific Films, added: “The Queen’s Garden is an extraordinary place because so much of the fauna and flora that we’ve filmed over the course of a year has a royal story to tell. It’s thrilling to be able to reveal the secrets of this beautiful oasis in the centre of London.”

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