Penelope Keith to explore royal homes and institutions for Channel 4

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Penelope Keith’s Palaces and People will follow actress Penelope Keith as she tours the length and breadth of the United Kingdom visiting the Queen’s official residences and our cherished royal institutions, meeting the people who work and live in the heart of them keeping our traditions alive.

“Once more Reef is delighted to be working with Penelope Keith on this new series for Channel 4. We are thrilled to have secured access to these historic royal locations and to meet the people who dedicate such ardent service to maintaining many of the ancient customs that so enrich our national life.” – Richard Farmbrough, CEO of Reef Television

To help mark the special occasion of Queen’s 90th birthday, Penelope will search out the palaces, people and long-lost stories that have contributed to the draw of the monarchy as a major part of our national heritage.

Each of the four episodes covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, will see Penelope visit a royal residence or landmark and explore its surrounding areas. She’ll visit local events and meet the people who keep these royal traditions alive by holding ceremonial offices that go back many hundreds of years and make up the rich tapestry of Britain’s history.

Penelope is best known for her roles in BBC sitcoms The Good Life and To The Manor Born.

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