The ABC's Channel 1 is to broadcast the excellent BBC documentary Our Queen with the first episode to air at 8:30pm on Thursday, 9 May and 1:10am on Friday,10 May. The second episode will air at 8:30pm Thursday, 16 May and 2:15am Friday, 17 May 17 .
We previously reported this series on 26 March 2013 in “The Queen, the Commonwealth and the electric heater.”
"The thing about granny is that she's moved with the times and I think people are sort of astounded by her." – HRH Princess Eugenie
Our Queen is an in-depth two-part observational ITV documentary series that is a portrait of the world's most famous woman by award-winning producer/director Michael Waldman and bestselling royal writer Robert Hardman. Our Queen charts an extraordinary year in the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
With unique access to her family, to her staff, to her prime ministers and to her palaces during the triumphal Diamond Jubilee year, Our Queen is an enthralling study of the Sovereign today.
A world leader since the age of 25, how does she retain her hold on the people's affections when political and social currents have transformed so much around her?
How does she stay true to the past, yet adapt to the present?
This fascinating, observational documentary series is a study of leadership, judgement and character, of spectacular pageantry but also of great warmth and poignancy as it shows what this truly modern monarch means to Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and all her other Realms and indeed across the world.