With unique access to names of note and notoriety, this two-part documentary opens a window onto a so-called privileged world, as aristocrats share their daily lives and give their own views about their place in a changing society. Offering an insight into one of the most infamous father and son relationships across the Irish sea, the first film follows a story of reconciliation and redemption. 'Sunny', 11th Duke of Marlborough, is 86 years old, courteous and fastidious, and is a former Guards Officer. And then there's his 59-year-old son Jamie. Having beaten his drug addiction, he is back living at Blenheim, hoping to prove he is fit to take on the running of the estate, which attracts 500,000 visitors annually.
The Aristocrats: Blenheim Palace. Channel 4: 9.00pm
Story by Sheena McGinley | 16:57 | Thursday 22nd November 2012 | TV Highlights
This new supernatural thriller marks Monty Python star Michael Palin's first acting roles in twenty years as he plays an...BBC One |
TG4: 5.00am and 10.00am
Set your alarm for the wee hours this Sunday morning if you want to see Olympic champion Katie Taylor defend her title at...TG4 |
Wooly Mammoth: The Autopsy
Channel 4: 8.00pm
You probably saw in the news last year that an extraordinarily well-preserved woolly mammoth was found in Siberia, which...
Live Serie A: AC Milan v Inter...
Setanta Ireland: 7.40pm
It's one of the biggest matches in the Italian footballing calendar every season, but perhaps this year it will prove to be...
Paul Spector has proved as terrifying as ever in this second season of The Fall, although he does certainly pull off the...RTE One |
The X Factor Results
TV3: 8.00pm + UTV: 8.00pm
Things are heating up in X Factor land as it's down to the final eight now, although it still looks like there's about...