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ITV readies two-part special “Queen of the World”

UK commercial television channel ITV is prepping a series that provides insight into Her Majesty The Queen’s role as a figure in the world and how she is passing the ...
August 30, 2018

UK commercial television channel ITV is prepping a series that provides insight into Her Majesty The Queen’s role as a figure in the world and how she is passing the torch to the younger members of the Royal Family.

Produced by London-based Oxford Films, Queen of the World (2 x 60 minutes) was filmed over more than a year with privileged access to The Queen, her family, her staff and her residences. The series tells the story of how the Commonwealth has been the central focus of the royal’s life.

Queen of the World features behind-the-scenes moments with the Sovereign and other members of the Royal Family, including the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal, and the Countess of Wessex.

Featuring footage from The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s private film archives and treasures of the Royal Collection, the docuseries will provide insight into the royal’s early years as head of the Commonwealth.

The Queen of the World is directed by Matt Hill and executive produced by Nick Kent. Faye Hamilton and Robert Hardman are producers. It was commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual, and Sue Murphy, head of factual entertainment.

“The Queen is the most well-traveled monarch in history and it’s been fascinating to see how she has passed on her experience to the younger generations of the royal family,” said Nicolas Kent, creative director for Oxford Films and executive producer for the series,  in a statement. “With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about to embark on their first Commonwealth Tour to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific exactly 65 years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth tour, this series could not be more timely.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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