Upcoming Tudor Programmes on British TV

Posted By on May 29, 2013

Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England Sorry to those of you not in the UK, but here are some of the upcoming Tudor programmes on British TV.

Thank you so much to Elizabeth Smith for alerting me to the last three programmes. Do let me know if you spot any others on the TV listings, whether it’s in the UK, USA or other countries.

Thank you to Lizzy for reminding me that Philippa Gregory’s “The White Queen” is due to air on BBC1 in June. Obviously it is fictional, but I know many of you enjoyed the book. It also has the wonderful James Frain in it as Warwick the Kingmaker. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018sxqp for more information and a trailer.

9 thoughts on “Upcoming Tudor Programmes on British TV”

  1. Lynn Donovan says:

    wish these programs would come to USA! 🙁

    1. M'Lady says:

      And Australia!

  2. Lizzy says:

    You probably already know about the The White Queen? The latest trailer says it will be shown in the summer. Viewers outside the UK with a Sky account can watch via Sky Go.:

    1. Claire says:

      Oh yes, I think it’s due in June. I’ll have a look and see if I can find a date and then I’ll add it to the list. Thanks Lizzy!

  3. Terri says:

    Claire, thank you so much for the youtube links. Living in Florida, US, I appreciate all of these links that you give us access to!

  4. BanditQueen says:

    Makes a change to be able to watch this stuff on our TV first rather than waiting for the States!

    Busy weekend with the two parter about Henry VIII and then the series about the White Queen starting. A lot to keep up with!

  5. BanditQueen says:

    So its basically a Tudor weekend: with the Tudor Feast, followed by the Other Boleyn Girl, then Henry VIII Two Part series on Sunday and Monday and if you are interested The Prince and the Pauper is on on Monday early afternoon on Channel 4. The White Queen is coming in two weeks and is 10 hours from 15th June. I assume that is an hour per episode or will it be longer? It is not due in the States until late August. For one: I am glad we are getting the stuff about our history first. I know they are royalty mad in the States, but this is our history. When I think how long we waited for the last two series of the Tudors the first time it was shown: it was really annoying. The fourth one was shown well on every part of the world but here before it came on. Even the third was on demand on the net before it came on the BBC. An utter disgrace! At least these documentaries and this series is made here; although it was filmed in Bruges. With international TV stations these days; you would think that Sky could get hold of something and show the entire thing world wide at the same time. The States may moan about missing out now, but they normally get everything else first. Sorry, States: its our turn to have our history first!

    1. Claire says:

      A right Tudor fest at the moment! Thanks for letting me know about The Prince and the Pauper, I’ve never actually seen the film.

      I was so frustrated about the last two series of “The Tudors” and how long it took for them to be shown by the BBC, I don’t know why there was such a long wait.

  6. For those of you who might have an interest in a modern version of the Anne Boleyn/HenryVIII relationship, I wanted to let you know about an online/radio play that is currently in the works. It is called “In the Real World”. It’s a mystery – as much a “To whom was it done ?” as a “Who done it?” Just to make things interesting Harry Houdini also puts in an appearance. I’ll let you know when the play is available.

    Roy Schreiber

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