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Elizabeth R: A Year in the Life of the Queen

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The film was made by BBC to mark the Queen's Ruby Jubilee. It was directed and produced by Edward Mirzoeff.
Mirzoeff co-wrote the script with Antony Jay, who had also written the script for the Royal Family (1969).The programme was narrated by Ian Holm, and Rachel Portman composed the music.

Filming took place over 18 months. The royal family watched and approved of the documentary before it was broadcast on television. A VHS video was released in 1992.

The script of the programme was later published as a book with the same title

The film aired on 6 February 1992, the 40th Accession Day of the Queen, and it was also broadcast in more than 25 countries around the world. It aired on PBS in the United States on 16 November 1992

It contains a wide range of royal activities by the Queen from 1990 to 1991 and provides various firsts such as voiceover commentary by the Queen. It shows royal family gatherings, her state visit to the United States, a pony ride with her grandchildren at Balmoral Castle and the preparations for a banquet at Windsor Castle among the others. It also displays meetings of the Queen with a number of significant political figures, including Francesco Cossiga, Edward Heath, Ronald Reagan and Lech Wałęsa.
The Queen is also shown with her mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, at the Epsom Derby.

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