BBC One announces a new documentary on HRH The Prince of Wales

BBC One announces a new documentary on HRH The Prince of Wales

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(Credit: BBC/Hugo Burnand)
(Credit: BBC/Hugo Burnand)

To mark the Prince’s 70th birthday, the BBC have commissioned an observational documentary to celebrate fifty years of His Royal Highness’ involvement in public affairs.

Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 will be a one off special that will examine the many duties and responsibilities the Prince of Wales has fulfilled over the last year.

Documenting the journey of the longest-serving heir to the throne is film-maker John Bridcut, who has followed The Prince of Wales’ work from within the UK and abroad, giving Bridcut exclusive behind the scenes access and interviews with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and his sons, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex.

This is not the first royal portrait by Bridcut, as he also worked with the royal family on other documentaries including Elizabeth at 90The Prince and the ComposerA Jubilee Tribute and The Passionate Prince.

The transmission date for the one-off special is intended to coincide with Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, marking fifty years of the Prince of Wales’ work in championing world issues including global warming and developing projects to encourage youth opportunity; an example of which is the RTS Bursary Scheme, which helps to support talented students from low-income backgrounds to enter the television industry.

“This intimate documentary will offer a unique insight into his life and work and those who know him best," commented Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.

As a patron of the RTS, HRH Prince Charles, accompanied by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Royal Television Society at ITV Studios in London.

Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 is a Crux production and will air in November on BBC One.

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To mark the Prince’s 70th birthday, the BBC have commissioned an observational documentary to celebrate fifty years of His Royal Highness’ involvement in public affairs.