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  • REINVENTING THE ROYALS

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    The Royal Family sits at the pinnacle of British politics and society. Yet with no political power, how the public think and feel about them is critical to the survival of the institution they represent. Their relationship with the media has never been more important. This two-part series tells the inside story of the 20-year battle between the monarchy and the media – the first family and the fourth estate – over personal privacy and public image. It examines how the Royal family set about rehabilitating its battered public image and reputation following the breakdown of Prince Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana and her sudden and tragic death. It explores how two young bereaved princes have been encouraged to overcome their dislike and distrust of the press.

    Written and presented by:  Steve Hewlett 

    Producer/Director by: Christopher Walker/Paul Tilzey

    Editor: Rick Barker/Jamie Hay

    Executive Producer: Rachel Crellin

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