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BEHIND THE THRONE

Synopsis

An intimate and entertaining look at the private lives of monarchs from Elizabeth I to the current occupants of Buckingham Palace, uncovering five centuries of life at the English court. Exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads we follow the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire; the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands, or ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis.