|01||The Little Princesses||20060417|
By Marion Crawford, abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Hannah Gordon.
The early years of the Queen's life, as told by her affectionate governess 'Crawfie', in the first royal biography to rock the Palace.
'Lilibet' has to attend the funeral procession for her grandfather George V, and move to Buckingham Palace with its endless corridors when her own father becomes King.
By Sarah Bradford, abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Anne-marie Duff.
Princess Elizabeth meets initial resistance to her choice of husband and becomes Queen at 25 while watching rhino in Kenya.
|03||Royal: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth||20060419|
By Robert Lacey, abridged by Doreen Estall, read by Alex Jennings.
The 1960s bring winds of change.
The royal family are the subject of satirical sketches on television and decide to take part in a landmark television documentary.
By Penny Junor, abridged by Miranda Davis, read by Emma Fielding.
The extract from this biography explores the 1980s.
The monarchy is rocked by the divorce of Charles and Diana.
|05 LAST||The Queen||20060421|
By Ben Pimlott, abridged by Miranda Davis, read by Geoffrey Palmer.
There's a change of royal style following the death of Princess Diana, and in a new millennium questions are asked about how to make contemporary sense of the institution of monarchy.