A celebration of the life and reign of a beloved Monarch
Written and narrated by Andrew Marr
To commemorate the 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth 11, THE QUEEN AT EIGHTY follows a cross section of the monarch's engagements over the year, looks back on her life and reveals her influences and sources of inspiration.
Taking stock of The Queen's modern role, THE QUEEN AT EIGHTY interviews those who know her well, revisits the Golden Jubilee and observes her working life in her 80th year including the Royal visit to Canada and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta. Through extensive archival footage (including private archive of The Queen's wedding day and Coronation), it also paints a sympathic but candid portrait of the young girl who woke up one morning to discover her special destiny.
It explores how she survived the shock of her father's early death and depicts how as Queen Elizabeth 11, she repeatedly demonstrates her greatest strength - a priceless ability to be the calm centre of any storm.