ITV is to broadcast a two-hour documentary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Our Queen was filmed throughout 2012, the Diamond Jubilee year, and had unique access to members of the Royal Family, staff, current and former Prime Ministers and royal residences.
Made by the award-winning producer-director, Michael Waldman, and best-selling royal author and writer, Robert Hardman, for Oxford Film and Television, Our Queen follows the Jubilee from the inside.
The observational documentary also explores the modern Monarchy, delivering an insight into the way the world’s most famous woman leads the world’s best-known royal house, how she balances tradition with modernisation, and how her level of public affection is maintained amid the ever-changing political and social landscape of her reign.
Our Queen was ordered by ITV’s Factual Commissioning Team.
Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Popular Factual, said: “This is a landmark documentary covering an exceptional year in the life of the Queen and we are delighted to be able to broadcast it on ITV later this year.”
Nicolas Kent, Creative Director, Oxford Film and Television, and Executive Producer for Our Queen, said: “We’ve been enormously fortunate.
“When we set out to make a film about the special relationship between the Queen and the British people, we didn’t anticipate that the combination of the Jubilee and the Olympics would make this such a momentous year for the monarchy and the country.”