Penelope Keith: At Her Majesty's Service

Penelope Keith: At Her Majesty's Service

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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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, Parts 1 and 2 of 4 airs Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

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.