The Royal House of Windsor

This new six part series will tell the story of one of the great dynasties of recent history. It’s a gripping family saga beginning in 1917, when Britain was at war with Germany, and the King George V changed the royal family’s name from the German Saxe Coburg-Gotha, to the quintessentially British “Windsor”. Throughout their turbulent reign the Windsors have always followed one crucial rule – survive whatever it takes, whatever the cost. This landmark series uncovers their secrets of self-preservation with the help of family insiders, fresh research and unique access to the Royal Archives held at Windsor Castle.


The series combines never-before-seen film archive and new interviews with key members of the Queen’s extended family including Lord Ivar Mountbatten, Princess Olga Romanoff and Lady Elizabeth Anson. The result is an insightful narrative that rips aside the royal mask to reveal the human frailties and the secrets of the family that built Britain’s most powerful family dynasty.

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Key Information

TX Details:

February 2017


Channel 4

Primary Audience:

Adults ABC1


Documentary & Factual

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