Royal Family Drama

Dec 11, 2017

8pm A PLACE TO CALL HOME - Drama - Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, "A Place to Call Home" is a romantic drama of one woman's journey to heal her soul and that of a privileged family's confrontation with a changing era.

THE WELCOME MAT: Warned by George about Doris' gossiping ways, Sarah proves a dab hand at deflecting her many leading questions - much to both Doris' frustration. At Ash Park, while Olivia remains feeling unwell and disconcerted by James' continued distance, it's Elizabeth who's the most put out - irritated by the fact Sarah continues to be the talk of the dinner table. But, alerted by James to the fact that her continued disparaging of Sarah is starting to raise eyebrows Elizabeth decides to allay suspicion by inviting Sarah to a fundraising concert at the local hospital.

 9pm LAST DAYS OF ANNE BOLEYN -  Documentary exploring the dramatic downfall and execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536. 

Anne Boleyn is one of the most famous and controversial women in British history. In 1536, she became the first queen in Britain's history to be executed. The brutal speed of her downfall and the astonishing nature of the charges against her - treason, adultery, even incest - make her story shocking even to this day.

Yet while we know how Anne died, the story of why she had to go and who authored her violent end has been the subject of fiery debate across six centuries. In a radical new approach to televised history, a stellar cast of writers and historians battle out the story of her last days and give their own unique interpretations of her destruction. 

10pm SIX QUEENS OF HENRY VIII - History/DocuDrama - The stories of the six women who married Henry VIII told from the perspectives of the Queens and their King.

Divorced, beheaded, died. Henry VIII is the most infamous monarch in English history. Famously he married six times over his 36 year reign. The six queens were formidable individuals. Some were ambitious, some brave, some ruthless and between them they shaped the man who began as a Renaissance prince, became a monster and ended a regretful old man. In turn they shaped England itself.

Presented jointly by two young historians, Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones, this is an original and enlightening look at the real people at the center of the action during one of the most turbulent, passionate and violent periods in English history.

 

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