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The Palace & The Press

Season 1
The British Royal family’s relationship with the press has often been troubled and problematic. This fascinating documentary series provides a new take on the biggest Royal stories of the last 60 years and how the media has reported them. Through affairs, scandals, crime and even tragic deaths, the often fraught but necessary link between the Royals and the press is explored and exposed.
20214 episodes
TV-PG
Free trial of BBC Select

Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Diana vs The Tabloids
    July 24, 2020
    45min
    7+
    Delve into the private life of a global icon with this revealing royal documentary. Princess Diana was the queen of the tabloids. Her public life played out on the front pages of Britain’s newspapers for two decades. But the relationship between the tabloids and Diana turned into a dangerous game. What were the events that led to one of the most tragic deaths in recent history?
    Free trial of BBC Select
  2. S1 E2 - Held to Account
    October 13, 2021
    45min
    TV-PG
    The inside story of the press's often rocky relationship with the British royal family in this remarkable documentary. From journalists dressed as Fake Sheiks to paparazzi shots of a topless Duchess having her toes sucked, royal scandals have been a tabloid staple. Now the reporters behind these scoops reveal how they secured some of the most shocking stories of recent times.
    Free trial of BBC Select
  3. S1 E3 - Royals Behaving Badly
    September 4, 2020
    45min
    TV-PG
    Get the inside story of the British Royal Family's relationship with the press in this fascinating documentary on BBC Select. The age of social media has altered the way that the monarchy is reported. Taboo subjects are now discussed and sleaze and scandal are gleefully revealed. How do the likes of Meghan Markle cope with this kind of scrutiny and what does the future hold for the Royal Family?
    Free trial of BBC Select
  4. S1 E4 - Young Royals Under Fire
    October 13, 2021
    45min
    TV-PG
    Get the inside scoop on how the relationship between the British Royal Family and the press has changed dramatically over the years. Unlike older members of the family such as the Queen, the younger royals like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex face far greater scrutiny. But does the press ever go too far or is this intrusion justified?
    Free trial of BBC Select

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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Edmund Duff
Producers
Michael Tear
Starring
Liam James
Studio
STV Studios
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