Andrew Marr to look back over Queen’s reign

The BBC is to air a three-part documentary looking back at the life and achievements of The Queen.

In The Diamond Queen, Andrew Marr looks back over her sixty year reign and hears from other members of the Royal family about one of the longest serving monarchs in history.

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations take place in June with many up and down the country expected to take part in street parties or other events. BBC One controller Danny Cohen confirmed last week that the jubilee events will be taking centre stage on the channel, along with the London Olympics.

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, hearing from David Cameron, Tony Blair, Brian May and Sir John Major.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and The Princess Royal are expected to feature in the documentary which is due to air in February.