Penelope Keith: At Her Majesty's Service

Penelope Keith: At Her Majesty's Service

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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Dame Penelope Keith, host of Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, travels across the United Kingdom and escorts viewers behind the closed doors of Queen Elizabeth's royal residences.

Each episode focuses on one of the famous castles of the British royal family: Windsor in London, Hollyrood and Inverary in Scotland, Hillsborough in Northern Ireland, and Caernarfon in Wales. At every stop, Penelope gains access to rooms not typically seen by tourists and witnesses the daily life of palace staff. Penelope Keith airs Mondays at 9 p.m. starting on Monday, April 23, 2018. 

Episode one, Windsor shows the Queen's much-loved Windsor Castle, where Penelope finds out about the Knights of the Garter, visits the Royal Herb Strewer and she joins the Queen's Bargemaster for a trip along the River Thames.

In episode two, airing April 30, Inveraray and HolyroodhousePenelope's tour continues through Scotland at Inverary and Hollyrood, where she visits the bedchamber of Mary Queen of Scots. She also meets the Royal Falconer at Borthwick Castle.

Episode three, airing May 7, Hillsborough Castle, heads to Northern Ireland, where Penelope meets the Queen's bugler and uncovers an unexpected treasure dating back to the Coronation.

On the final leg of her journey, Caernarfon Castle - airing May 14 -  Penelope visits Caernarfon Castle in Wales, where she meets a royal harpist, champion dog breeders and is serenaded by a male choir.