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
RBS Six Nations: Ireland v England
RTE 2: 2.00pm, BBC One: 2.30pm
The last two undefeated teams in the competition face off against one another, and it's sure to be a tense affair. England...
The Casual Vacancy
Also the last episode in the TV adaptation of author JK Rowling's first book since Harry Potter. It's proved to be a decent...BBC One |
The Meaning of Life - with Gay...
Last in the current series of Gay Byrne's deep and meaningfuls with some famous folk, with Stephen Fry's interview...RTE One |
RTE2: 9.55pm, 11.05pm
Double bill to mark the end of the first season of this gangster drama set in early 20th century England, and starring are...RTE 2 |
Premier League: Liverpool v...
Sky Sports 1: 11.30am
Both sides had a disappointing midweek in Europe as Manchester City were completely outclassed by Barcelona, and Liverpool...
Channel 4: 11:05pm
Be warned, the level of teenage angst in this may actually cause you to revert back to your own hormonal years, and it's...