Diamond Queen ABC1 this Sunday
Written by ACM   
Friday, 18 May 2012

The second and third parts of  this three-part series will be broadcast on  Sundays 20 and 27 May at 7.30pm and the following Mondays at 12.30pm.

Congratulations to the ABC for showing this. We trust that the ABC, as the national broadcaster, will be giving us a live transmission of the great events in London in June, including the procession on the river. 


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Marr observes the day-to-day duties of the Royal Family and hears from the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William), Prince Harry, the Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward), the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) and Princess Eugenie about the remarkable skills The Queen has acquired in 60 years of walkabouts, state visits and receptions. The Queen has a private motto - "I have to be seen to be believed" - this program bears witness to the extraordinary energy that she puts into every engagement, however small, however grand.

The film looks closely at the influence of The Queen's grandfather, father and mother, the impact of the abdication, and the unique relationship between the Head of State and her Government. The Queen has seen 12 Prime Ministers in her reign, and Marr looks at the special relationships she has had with them, and hears from David Cameron, Tony Blair and Sir John Major.

Marr also follows The Queen to the Middle East and the USA to assess her global impact on British trade and international relations. The Duke of York (Prince Andrew) gives his perspective on The Queen's impact on overseas trade and Foreign Secretary William Hague and David Cameron gauge her effect on British standing abroad.

The series  continuese on ABC1 on Sunday 20 and 27May  2010 at 7.30pm, and will be repeated on the following Monday at 12.30pm