BBC to look at life of The Royal Family

MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC has announced that its channel BBC One will go ahead with the planned series about the working lives of The Queen and other members of The Royal Family.

The five- part series, Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work, gives a unique insight into the work of The Queen and other members of The Royal Family as they go about their duties at home and abroad.

BBC Vision director Jana Bennett said, "I am delighted that we are going ahead with this series and bringing it to BBC One this year. There has never been any doubt about the integrity of the films themselves: they are a serious and important look at the way the monarchy works. With exceptional access, viewers will get a remarkable picture of the work of The Royal Family over the course of a year."

The series will be completed by a new project team, set up and supervised by the BBC and consisting of staff from the BBC, from RDF Television and from the television production freelance community and will transmit before Christmas.

Denys Blakeway will head up the production team as an independent executive producer reporting to BBC commissioning executive Martin Davidson.

All profits from the series will be given to charities nominated by The Royal Household and agreed by all parties.

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