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BBC Celebrates Queen Elizabeth With a Collection of Royal-Related Shows

The programming will bring treasures from this extraordinary collection to the British public.
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The BBC has joined forces with the Royal Collection Trust to launch a season of programs that will bring both famous and lesser-known works of art to audiences nationwide, unearthing some of the most special artworks and artifacts within the historic collection.

‘HM Queen Elizabeth II’, Dorothy Wilding, 15 April 1952

The season will launch with The Coronation, an hour-long program on BBC One that narrates the story of the Crown Jewels and sees the Queen share memories of her coronation 65 years ago, as well as recalling that of her father, King George VI.

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BBC/Alamy/Cecil Beaton. Photographer: Cecil Beaton. Copyright: Alamy

At the heart of the season is the new BBC Four series Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection. Written and presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, the four-part documentary will explore the history of this unique collection, which contains more than a million works, among them masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Van Dyck and Rembrandt, as well as sculptures, furniture, and other decorative objects. The final episodes include comments from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the chairman of the Royal Collection Trust, who talks about his recent commissions of portraits of World War Two veterans.

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‘Florinda’ by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1852

Other highlights of the season include BBC Two’s Charles I’s Treasures Reunited, an exploration of the Royal Academy’s new exhibition ‘Charles I: King and Collector’; BBC Radio 4’s Stories From The Royal Collection; and a concert recorded at Windsor Castle using historic instruments from the Royal Collection and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. 

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‘Queen Victoria’ by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1842

The Royal Collection Season begins with ‘The Coronation’, broadcast on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 14 January, and continues throughout January and February.  

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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