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Penelope Keith at Her Majesty's Service

  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 1: Penelope Keith at Her Majesty's Service

Summary

The actress travels around the country to visit the Queen's official residences and meet people with royal appointments. The journey begins in Windsor Castle, where she finds out about Britain's oldest order of chivalry, meets the Royal Herb Strewer and unearths a box of treasure dating back to Elizabeth I. She also takes a trip up the Thames in the gilded barge Gloriana.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Penelope Keith presents us with a well-stuffed fruitcake of a series on the royal residences, to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The first of four slices takes us to Windsor Castle, where Keith pops into the sumptuous St George’s Chapel and later attends a changing of the guard. In the Garter Chapel she makes a beeline for Sir Winston Churchill’s stall, commemorated by a modest brass plaque.

As a former High Sheriff of Surrey, Keith digs into the records office at Kew to find her name under the Queen’s signature (“nice to know one’s in the archive”) before chatting to author Jessica Fellowes (niece of Julian), the latest in a long line of Royal Herb Strewers.

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  • Episode 1

    Penelope Keith at Her Majesty's Service

    Summary

    The actress travels around the country to visit the Queen's official residences and meet people with royal appointments. The journey begins in Windsor Castle, where she finds out about Britain's oldest order of chivalry, meets the Royal Herb Strewer and unearths a box of treasure dating back to Elizabeth I. She also takes a trip up the Thames in the gilded barge Gloriana.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Penelope Keith presents us with a well-stuffed fruitcake of a series on the royal residences, to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

    The first of four slices takes us to Windsor Castle, where Keith pops into the sumptuous St George’s Chapel and later attends a changing of the guard. In the Garter Chapel she makes a beeline for Sir Winston Churchill’s stall, commemorated by a modest brass plaque.

    As a former High Sheriff of Surrey, Keith digs into the records office at Kew to find her name under the Queen’s signature (“nice to know one’s in the archive”) before chatting to author Jessica Fellowes (niece of Julian), the latest in a long line of Royal Herb Strewers.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterPenelope Keith

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorZoe Dobson
    Executive producerChris Kelly
    ProducerZoe Dobson
    Series producerZoe Dobson
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