★★★★ Radio Times
Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham discover how Queen Victoria transformed Buckingham Palace from an unloved, unfinished and unfurnished building into the home of Monarchy.
“Immaculately recreated” The i. Newspaper
With extensive access to Buckingham Palace, BDH used photogrammetry and CGI to take the building back in time to show how this royal residence was dramatically redesigned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Victoria turned Buckingham Palace into one of the most famous buildings in the world, and the Palace has been shaped by her passions. BDH reconstructed the original Ballroom where we discover that Victoria loved to dance as well as the Queens Gallery where a storm breaks the ceiling causing staff to hurriedly remove paintings by Gainsborough and Vermeer.
Trevor discovers that the current Palace kitchens were built by Victoria to replace an earlier kitchen on top of a sewer! And the Chinese Dining Room was built to house Victoria and Albert’s growing family for breakfast.
For ITV and Academy 7 Productions