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  • Actors: Fiona Bruce
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Oct. 2011
  • Run Time: 177 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0056HFGC4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,708 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A celebration of these great royal palaces and their history in three films presented by Fiona Bruce.

Fiona tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and leading experts share their knowledge of the Kings and Queens whose vision and taste left their mark on these exceptional buildings. As Fiona takes us on a journey through 1,000 years of history, we discover some of the great treasures from the Royal Collection housed within three world-famous landmarks.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales introduces the royal palaces and tells us of the place they have in the life of the Monarchy and in the history of Britain.

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By RR Waller TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Nov. 2011
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This is the DVD of Fiona Bruce's recent television series in which she visited and showed viewers around three of the Queen's palaces, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyroodhouse. With all her experience gained from the "Antiques Roadshow" and her extensive expertise as a television presenter, she wrote and presented these programmes to show off these wonderful buildings at their best and inform viewers of their long histories.

As another reviewer has written, Fiona Bruce features in many of the shots and, as she certainly is not antique, one assumes the director wanted to vary the visuals, at least I assume it was the direcor's choice.

The palaces come off very well and, although there will obviously be differences of opinion as to what should have been included, by the end of each programme, one learns a great deal about these buildings in which so much history as occurred and, unlike the original programmes, it is possible to study them at length using the pause control. There is not much bonus material and a booklet would have helped but, that said, it is a good DVD.
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Fiona Bruce wrote and presents this series which features the history of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyroodhouse. In the most part, an interesting excursion through the three palaces, well researched and nicely photographed. However much of the content is once-over-lightly while the camera lingers lovingly on our presenter; Fiona striding across courtyards and battlements; Fiona gazing up at paintings; Fiona climbing staircases etc etc. Enough, already! That said, it was interesting, and the story of Holyroodhouse and the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots was particularly well described.
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Wow!!!!!! what a brilliant DVD. if u love touring round the Likes of Buckingham Palace Etc. you will love this DVD, great history along with fabulous interior and exterior coverage which also includes: Windsor Castle, and The Palace of Hollyrood House. So settle down with your fav Drink for over 3hrs, and lose yourself in splendor! With Fiona Bruce. Enjoy. I highly recommend this. Oh... and there's also an introduction from HRH. Prince Charles.
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Interesting and well filmed. The commere (French for female commentator) is quite good but intrudes somewhat lacking the essential ability to inform the viewer while being self-effacing - a skill BBC staff before the camera and microphone had quite naturally up until the end of the 1960s.
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This is an excellent DVD wonderfully filmed and written and presented by Fiona Bruce. All the palaces were interesting to see, but I found Holyrood House the most interesting of the three, If you are interested in history or even just the royal palaces you will enjoy this very much.
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I found this an excellent series with one irritating factor. The voice over person stated the obvious on so many occasions it became irritating. 'Fiona walks through an arch', we can see her doing this we don't need telling.
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This is the series from BBC Television. Fabulous photography of these famous Royal Palaces. We probably see more of the State Rooms than you would on a guided tour, but we could have done with less of Fiona Bruce, and more of the Backstairs and how the Palaces really work. We owe a debt of gratitude to the flair of Prince Regent/King George IV without whom these Palaces would have been dull.
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I remember being excited about seeing this on TV when the BBC first started to advertise it.

I was not happy with the fact that too much film time seemed to be directly focused on showing Fiona Bruce, playing centre stage walking around, and not enough film time on filming and showing the actual rooms and buildings. Was there really such a need to have the presenter in almost each and every shot?

On a plus note it was nice to see "The Centre Room" in Buckingham Palace a room that I would love to see for myself but one that is never open to the public when the Palace is open - such a pity as I expect a lot of people would like to have a "nose" around in there! I wish that ERII would allow public access but I expect it would prove too difficult to incorporate on a visitor route with all the State Rooms that are open to the public being at the rear of the Palace, and this room being at the front.
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