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BBC2 orders Amol Rajan-hosted docuseries on royals and the media

Amol Rajan, BBC media editor and a regular presenter of Radio4′s The Media Show, is set to host a 2 x 60-minute current affairs series for BBC2 later this year about the ...
March 11, 2021

Amol Rajan, BBC media editor and a regular presenter of Radio4′s The Media Show, is set to host a 2 x 60-minute current affairs series for BBC2 later this year about the relationship between the younger members of the UK’s royal family and the media.

The series, billed as “the definitive story of one of the most dramatic periods for a generation,” will chart the years in which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton) and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) have navigated the media.

With more than 50 hours of interviews conducted over several months, Rajan (pictured) meets the journalists who started covering the story, and then found themselves becoming part of it.

He will examine what these events reveal about the monarchy and the media, and the story behind their fraught, complex and changing relationship.

Commissioned by Patrick Holland and Joanna Carr, the series is a BBC Current Affairs production. Mike Radford is executive producer; Clare Hix is producer and director.

The program will be accompanied by a Radio4 podcast for BBC Sounds which will dive deeper into different aspects of the story and provide more of Rajan’s analysis.

Rajan is also set to host a new interview series for BBC2, produced by BBC Studios and BBC News long form commissions. He will additionally join the Radio4 Today program presenting team later this spring.

Commenting on the documentary and interview program, Rajan said in a statement: “Our deep, extensive reporting on the royals has uncovered some remarkable stories, on a subject of global — and growing — fascination. As for the interviews, I’d better get some.”

Holland, BBC2 controller, added: “I am delighted that Amol is returning to BBC2 with these ambitious projects. He is a brilliant broadcaster, who is excited by debate and complexity, and his skills are perfectly suited to these long-form documentary and interview projects on BBC2.”

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