EXCLUSIVE: Channel 4’s Extra 4 is to probe the historical past of royal scandals in Britain following a yr by which the nation’s most well-known household has generated many a headline.
In The Royals: A Historical past of Scandals, historian Suzannah Lipscomb will converse to consultants to disclose some well-known royal scandals, and plenty of lesser-known ones. Set in historic homes and palaces, the historians will share the function the press, parliament and public have performed in producing outrage and spreading rumors throughout the centuries.
The present comes as curiosity in royal scandals throughout the nation is at an all time excessive. Prince Andrew’s relationship with convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein hit headlines in an enormous manner final yr and the controversy round Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s transfer to LA has dominated information protection for weeks following a documentary and ebook from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched shortly after the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. Netflix’s The Crown has additionally attracted a number of controversies.
Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Kate Thomas mentioned The Royals: A Historical past of Scandals will likely be a “actual deal with for historical past followers.”
“The great Suzannah Lipscomb takes us on a stunning and salacious journey by way of the most important scandals which have rocked the royal household by way of the centuries,” she added.
British indie Hiya Mary is producing, with Clare Hollywood and Steve Regan EPing the sequence. Thomas commissioned with Jo Avenue and Mark Ball is sequence producer.