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Fancy a spot of tea? It’s the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

International 01 June 2022

Enjoy a royal feast of programming on BBC Lifestyle, BBC World News and Curiosity Channel from Thursday 2 June – Tuesday 7 June 2022.

 Fancy a spot of tea? It’s the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174) and BBC World News (DStv Channel 400) have announced their line-up for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend to mark 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. From Thursday 2 June to Tuesday 7 June, BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174) will premiere five unprecedented documentaries to commemorate this historic anniversary, including a territory premiere of Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen on Monday 6 June at 21:00, plus a live broadcast of BBC’s Platinum Party and the proceedings at the Palace on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400) with performances from global stars. Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185) also joins in on the royal festivities with their showing of Royals: Keeping The Crown S1 from Tuesday, 7 June at 20:00 , a treat for all history lovers.

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Produced by BBC Studios, Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen will offer audiences in Africa the chance to witness rare private moments from Her Majesty’s life. The 75-minute special will reveal unseen home movies of The Queen as a young girl and tell the real story of her life as a Princess – through her own eyes and in her own words from across her reign.

The unique documentary takes us behind the scenes of The Queen’s upbringing and reveals the warmth of her relationship with her parents. It captures the first extended visit of Prince Philip to Balmoral in 1946 while the couple’s engagement was still not public – a beaming Princess Elizabeth showing the camera her engagement ring. It also shows Princess Elizabeth as a young mother, with The King and Queen as fond grandparents to Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174) special programming will also include:

The Queen Mother (2 episodes) on Saturday 4 June at 17:00-19:00

Wife, monarch and much-loved public figure - Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was one of the most respected members of the British Royal family. This 2-part documentary reveals the dramatic inside story of the Queen Mother’s life, highlighting the moments of pain and upheaval that ultimately defined her legacy.

The Queen at War (1 episode) on Saturday 4 June at 19:00 -20:00

A fascinating exploration of how Queen Elizabeth II’s experiences during the Second World War transformed a teenage princess into Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Party at the Palace on Saturday 4 June at 20:30

Broadcast on BBC Lifestyle, the Platinum Party at the Palace will bring together the world’s biggest entertainers, all performing in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British monarch to reign for seventy years.

Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra will share the three-stage set up with the likes of Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Mimi Webb, Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste, Nile Rodgers, Sigala and Diversity – all performing their biggest hits in a star-studded tribute to Her Majesty’s unprecedented anniversary.

Stars from the stage and screen, and the sporting world appearing at the event and on film will include Sir David Attenborough, Emma Raducanu, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews, The Royal Ballet, Ellie Simmonds, and a specially recorded performance from Sir Elton John. Closing the 2.5-hour show will be legend Diana Ross with her first UK live performance in fifteen years.

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal (2 episodes) on Sunday 5 June at 17:00- 19:00

This compelling two-part documentary profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed Britain during the 20th Century.

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (1 episode) on Sunday 5 June at 19:05 - 20:00

The coronation of Elizabeth II was an enormous logistical operation, and an event of huge cultural significance. This fascinating documentary reveals the behind the scenes story of the momentous occasion, drawing on hitherto unseen archives and made with the cooperation of Buckingham Palace.

Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen (1 episode) on Monday 6 June at 21:00

Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen will offer audiences in Africa the chance to witness rare private moments from Her Majesty’s life. The 75-minute special will reveal unseen home movies of The Queen as a young girl and tell the real story of her life as a Princess – through her own eyes and in her own words from across her reign.

BBC News will be offering comprehensive coverage of the build up to Jubilee weekend, the official celebrations in London and how communities across the UK and the Commonwealth are marking the Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Coverage on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400) will start from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5. Some of the programme highlights will include:

Day 1 of Celebrations: Thursday 2 June

  • Platinum Jubilee: Trooping the Colour
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: BBC News Special
  • Platinum Beacons: Lighting up the Jubilee
  • BBC World News America: Special Edition

Day 2 of Celebrations: Friday 3 June

  • Platinum Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving
  • BBC World News America: Special Edition

Day 3 of Celebrations: Saturday 4 June

  • Platinum Party at the Palace
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: BBC News Special

Day 4 of Celebrations: Sunday 5 June

  • The Big Jubilee Lunch

Where to Watch The Queen's Platinum Jubilee:

  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Trooping The Colour on Thursday, 2 June at 11:00 on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400)
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: BBC News Special on Thursday, 2 June at 19:00 on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400)
  • Platinum Beacons: Lighting Up The Jubilee on Thursday, 2 June at 22:00 on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400)
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving on Friday, 3 June at 11:00 on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400)
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: BBC News Special on Friday, 3 June at 18:00 on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400)
  • Elizabeth: A Portrait In Part(s) from Friday, 3 June at 21:30 on M-Net M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
  • The Queen Mother on Saturday, 4 June at 17:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
  • Our Queen At War on Saturday, 4 June at 19:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Platinum Party At The Palace on Saturday, 4 June at 20:30 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
  • Princess Margaret: The Royal Rebel on Sunday, 5 June at 17:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
  • The Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday, 5 June at 19:05 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday, 5 June (time TBC) on BBC World News (DStv Channel 400)
  • Elizabeth The Unseen Queen on Monday, 6 June at 21:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
  • Royals: Keeping The Crown Season 1 from Tuesday, 7 June at 20:00 on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185)

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