TV Royal February & March 2017 – update 28 March

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All over the world tv-channels broadcast programmes about or even with nobles and royals. I will try to post a list here weekly, and update when I find something during the week. As it is impossible to check all channels I have listed the channels I have access to myself, and will include anything else I find online. Some channels might allow online Live TV access. Times are the local ones, thus Europe is CET, UK is GMT. Be aware there can always be last minute changes. If you have any additions, I would be very happy if you could react to this post and give the details.

WEEK 13

Keep an eye on the Danish TV channels DR and TV2, or the website of Billed-Bladet, because of the Belgian state visit from 28 to 30 March. Some things might be shown online.

Saturday 25 March 2017

  • 7.45pm, NPO2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme.
  • 8.15pm, ARD (Germany): Schlagercountdown – Das grosse Premierenfest. With Fürstin Gloria von Thurn und Taxis singing.
  • 8.20pm, RTL-TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale, weekly royalty programme.

Sunday 26 March 2017

  • 9.50am, ZDFneo (Germany): Schliemanns Erben: Auf der Spur des Prussia-Schatzes (Schliemanns Heirs: Searching for the Prussia Treasure).

Monday 27 March 2017

  • 4.10pm, NPO2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed (repeat), weekly royalty programme.
  • 4.20pm/6.05pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Agdal Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Kenroku-en, Japan.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

  • 4.25am, Arte (Germany): Magische Gärten (Magical Gardens), Villa d’Este, Italy.
  • 12.20pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Palace Het Loo, Netherlands.
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Maria Luisa, Spain.
  • 4.15pm/6.00pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Garden of Ninfa, Italy.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Levens Hall, Great Britain.
  • 7.05pm, DR1 (Denmark): Gallatafel på Slottet (Galadiner at the Palace). Belgian state visit to Denmark.
  • 9.55pm, DR1 (Denmark): Gallatafel på Slottet (Galadiner at the Palace). Belgian state visit to Denmark.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

  • 1.10pm, NPO2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed (repeat), weekly royalty programme.
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Freÿr, Belgium
  • 4.15pm/6.00pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Mount Stewart, Ireland.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Botanical Garden of Bogor, Indonesia.

Thursday 30 March 2017

  • 2.20am, ZDFneo (Germany): Schliemanns Erben: Auf der Spur des Prussia-Schatzes (Schliemanns Heirs: Searching for the Prussia Treasure).
  • 3.30am, Arte (Germany), Magische Gärten (Magical Gardens), Vallée aux Loups, France.
  • 12.20pm, Arte (France), Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Muskau, Germany.
  • 3.35pm/5.40pm, Arte (France)/Arte (Germany): Chine. trésors perdus de la dynastie des Han/China. Die verlorenen Gräber der Unsterblichkeit (China. The lost graves of eternity).
  • 3.55pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Great Britain.
  • 4.20pm/6.00pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Taman Ujung, Indonesia.
  • 4.45pm/6.25pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal.

Friday 31 March 2017

  • 3.25am, Arte (Germany), Magische Gärten (Magical Gardens), Muskau, Germany.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Avenue Chahar Bagh, Iran.

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WEEK 12

Saturday 18 March 2017

  • 7.45pm, NPO2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme.
  • 8.20pm, RTL-TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale, weekly royalty programme.

Monday 20 March 2017

  • 12.20pm, Arte (France): Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Alcázar, Spain.
  • 4.10pm, NPO2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed (repeat), weekly royalty programme.
  • 4.15pm/6.05pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Villa d’Este, Italy.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Agdal Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • 6.15pm, SWR (Germany): Mensch Leute (Person People), about Raimund Friderichs, who leads the forestry of the Princely family von Hohenzollern.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

  • 1.00pm, WDR (Germany): Planet Wissen: Otto von Bismarck – unvergessen? (Otto von Bismarck – unforgotten?).
  • 3.20am, Arte (Germany): Magische Gärten (Magical Gardens), Alcázar, Spain.
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Valsanzibio, Italy.
  • 4.20pm/6.05pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Het Loo, The Netherlands.
  • 5.15pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Garden of Ninfa, Italy.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

  • 2.05am, TV5 Monde (France): Les Châteaux de la Loire – Châteaux et forteresse au pays de Chinon (The Loire Castles – Castles and Fortresses at the Land of Chinon).
  • 6.45am, VTM (Belgium): Extra News – Commemorations of 22 March 2016, with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians.
  • 7.00am, Één (Belgium): Commemorations of 22 March 2016, with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians.
  • 7.00am, Canvas (Belgium): Commemorations of 22 March 2016, with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians.
  • 1.20pm, NPO2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed (repeat), weekly royalty programme.
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), La Roche Guyon, France.
  • 4.15pm/6.05pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Vallée aux Loups, France.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany): Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Northern Ireland, UK.
  • 6.40pm, TV5 Monde (Europe): Richelieu, la pourpre et le sang, TV-film from 2013

Thursday 23 March 2017

  • 4.20pm/6.05pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Muskau, Germany.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Taman Ujung, Indonesia.

Friday 24 March 2017

  • 3.10am, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Gravetye, UK.
  • 3.40pm/5.40pm, Arte (France)/Arte (Germany): Chine. trésors perdus de la dynastie des Han/China. Die verlorenen Gräber der Unsterblichkeit (China. The lost graves of eternity).
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany)/Arte (France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal

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WEEK 11

České televize at the moment broadcasts a tv-serie called ‘Modrá Krev‘ (Blue Blood), portraying eight noble families from Czechia. It sounds very interesting. Six out of eight episodes (Kolowrat, Czernin, Schwarzenberg, Sternberg, Lobkowicz and Nostitz) have already been broadcasting. The last two ones are Colloredo (planned at CT2 on 9 March 2017) and Kinsky (planned at CT2 on 16 March 2017).

Saturday 11 March 2017:

  • 7.45 pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme.
  • 8.15pm/8.50pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (1/10), about the history of Europe.
  • 8.20pm, RTL-TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale, weekly royalty programme.
  • 9pm/9.35pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (2/10).
  • 9.40pm/10.20pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (3/10).
  • 10.25pm/11pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (4/10).
  • 11.10pm/11.45pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (5/10).

Sunday 12 March 2017:

  • 5.30pm/6.05pm, Arte (Germany/France): Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flieger, Schriftsteller und Romantiker/le dernier romantique (Pilot, Author and Romanticist/the last romanticist).
  • 7.30pm, ZDF (Germany): Prinz Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. Ein Prinz unter Indianern (Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. A Prince among Indians). Documentary. On YouTube.
  • 9.00pm, Canvas (Belgium): Treasures of Ancient Egypt (3/3), documentary.

Monday 13 March 2017:

  • 2.45pm, BBC1 (UK): A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day, live with royalty attending.
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Marqueses de Fronteira, Portugal.
  • 4.10pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme (repeat).
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Villa d’Este, Italy.
  • 9pm, BBC 2 (UK): Meet the Lords, reality serie.

Tuesday 14 March 2017:

  • 2.05am, HR (Germany), Hessische Hoheiten (2/2), about nobility and royalty from Hessen (repeat).
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Alcázar, Spain.
  • 4.20pm/6pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Maria Luisa, Spain.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Het Loo, The Netherlands.
  • 8.15pm/8.50pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (6/10).
  • 9pm/9.35pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (7/10).
  • 9pm, HR (Germany): Erlebnis Hessen: Schlösser im Vogelsberg (Castles in Vogelsberg).
  • 9.40pm/10.20pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (8/10).
  • 10.25pm/11pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (9/10).
  • 11.10pm/11.45pm, Arte (Germany/France): Ach, Europa!/Notre Europe, quelle histoire! (10/10).

Wednesday 15 March 2017:

  • 1.20pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme (repeat).
  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Courances, France.
  • 4.20pm/6.05pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Freÿr, Belgium.
  • 5.40pm, Arte (Germany): China: Die verlorenen Gräber der Unsterblichkeit (The lost graves of eternity).
  • 9pm, Channel 4 (UK): The Royal House of Windsor (4/4), TV-series.
  • 10.30pm, RTL7 (Netherlands): Braveheart, film from 1996.

Thursday 16 March 2017:

  • 10.15am, Russia Kultura (Russia): The Observer, about the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917.
  • 11.25am, HR (Germany): Erlebnis Hessen: Schlösser im Vogelsberg (Castles in Vogelsberg) (repeat).
  • 4.15pm/6pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), The botanical garden of Edinburgh.
  • 4.45pm/6.30pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Muskau, Germany.
  • 8.30pm, Net5 (Netherlands): Enchanted, fairy tale film from 2007.
  • 9.25pm, Russia Kultura (Russia): Before the Court of History, film from 1965.
  • 11.00pm, Russia Kultura (Russia): The case of abdication of Nicholas II: The last document of the empire, documentary film.

Friday 17 March 2017:

  • 3.50pm/5.35pm, Arte (Germany/France): Magische Gärten/Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs (Magical Gardens), Gravetye, UK.
  • 9.10pm, Russia Kultura (Russia): The Romanovs: An Imperial Family, by Gleb Panfilov.

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WEEK 10

Saturday 4 March 2017:

  • 3pm, Één (Belgium): The Prince and the Showgirl, romantic comedy from 1957.
  • 7.35 pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme.
  • 8.15pm, Arte (Germany): Heinrich VIII – Tödliche Intrigen (Henry VIII – Deathly Intrigues).
  • 8.20pm, RTL-TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale, weekly royalty programme.
  • 8.50pm, Arte 7+ (France): Henri VIII – Complots à la Cour.
  • 9.10pm, Arte (Germany): Elisabeth I – Krieg dem Terror (Elizabeth I – War of Terror).
  • 9.15pm, Één (Belgium): Intouchables, film from 2011. Philippe Pozzo di Borgo is from a Ducal family (his brother is the 6th Duke).
  • 9.45pm, Arte 7+ (France): Elisabeth I – Au Service Secret de sa Majesté.

Sunday 5 March 2017:

  • 1.45pm, Arte+7 (Germany): Heinrich VIII – Tödliche Intrigen (Henry VIII – Deathly Intrigues).
  • 2pm, Arte 7+ (France): Henri VIII – Complots à la Cour.
  • 7.45am, BBC2 (UK): Around the World in 80 Gardens, India.
  • 8pm, DR1 (Denmark): Knud Rasmussen – Den store Fortryller, documentary. With Queen Margrethe II and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
  • 8.15pm, HR (Germany): Hessische Hoheiten (1).

Monday 6 March 2017:

  • 1.45pm, Arte (Germany): Der Hof von Heinrich VIII (The Court of Henry VIII).
  • 3.55pm, Arte (Germany): Magische Gärten (Magical Gardens), María Luise of Spain.
  • 4pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme (repeat).
  • 5.45pm, Arte (France): Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs, María Luisa of Spain.
  • 6.15pm, Arte 7+ (France): Les plus beaux parcs d’Europe, Jardin du Luxembourg and Tuileries in Paris.
  • 6.25pm, Arte (Germany): Europas schönste Parks (Europe’s most beautiful parcs), Jardin du Luxembourg and Tuileries in Paris.
  • 9pm, BBC 2 (UK): Meet the Lords, reality serie.

Tuesday 7 March 2017:

  • 5.25pm, Arte (Germany): Magische Gärten (Magical Gardens), Freyr Castle, Belgium.
  • 5.45pm, Arte (France): Jardins d’ici et d’ailleurs, Freyr Castle, Belgium.
  • 6.15pm, Arte 7+ (France): Les plus beaux parcs d’Europe, Villa Borghese in Rome.
  • 6.25pm, Arte (Germany): Europas schönste Parks (Europe’s most beautiful parcs), Villa Borghese in Rome.
  • 9pm, BBC 2 (UK): 1066:  A Year to Conquer England.

Wednesday 8 March 2017:

  • 1.20pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme (repeat).
  • 3.50pm, Arte (Germany): Magische Gärten (Magical Gardens), The botanical gardens of Edinburgh.
  • 5.45pm, Arte (France): Les plus beaux parcs d’Europe, The botanical gardens of Edinburgh.
  • 9pm, Channel 4 (UK): The Royal House of Windsor (2/4), TV-series.

Thursday 9 March 2017:

  • 6.15pm, Arte 7+ (France): Les plus beaux parcs d’Europe, Royal National City Park in Stockholm.
  • 6.25pm, Arte (Germany): Europas schönste Parks (Europe’s most beautiful parcs), Royal National City Park in Stockholm.

Friday 10 March 2017:

  • 6.15pm, Arte 7+ (France): Les plus beaux parcs d’Europe, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in London.
  • 6.25pm, Arte (Germany): Europas schönste Parks (Europe’s most beautiful parcs), Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in London.

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WEEK 9

Saturday 25 February 2017:

  • 7.45 pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme.
  • 8pm, BBC 2 (UK): Diana: Designing a Princess, documentary.
  • 8.15pm, Arte (Germany): Karl der Grosse.
  • 8.20pm, RTL-TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale, weekly royalty programme.
  • 8.25pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Victoria (8/8), TV-series.
  • 11.35pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Das Leben der Anderen, film from 2006, Oscar winner. Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

Sunday 26 February 2017:

  • 2.10pm, Arte (Germany): Karl der Grosse.
  • 9.00pm, Canvas (Belgium): Treasures of Ancient Egypt (1/3), documentary.
  • 9.05pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): VPRO Tegenlicht – De nieuwe zijderoute, with the British historian Peter de Frankopan.
  • 10pm, Fox (Netherlands?): Pope Joan, film.
  • 11.35pm, ZDF (Germany): History –Deutschlands Herrscher, documentary.

Monday 27 February 2017:

  • 4pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed, weekly royalty programme (repeat).
  • 9pm, BBC 2 (UK): Meet the Lords, reality serie.

Tuesday 28 February 2017:

  • 6.42pm, TV5 Monde (France): Le fabuleux destin d’Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, peintre de Marie-Antoinette, portrait.
  • 7.30pm, Arte (Germany): Zar gestürzt – Revolution in Russland.
  • 9pm, BBC 2 (UK): 1066:  A Year to Conquer England.

Wednesday 1 March 2017:

  • 8.15pm, ORF eins (Austria): Maximilian (1/3), TV-series about Emperor Maximilian I and Maria of Burgundy.
  • 9pm, Channel 4 (UK): The Royal House of Windsor (2/4), TV-series.

Thursday 2 March 2017:

  • 8.15pm, ORF eins (Austria): Maximilian (2/3), TV-series about Emperor Maximilian I and Maria of Burgundy.

Friday 3 March 2017:

  • 8.15pm, ORF eins (Austria): Maximilian (3/3), TV-series about Emperor Maximilian I and Maria of Burgundy.
  • 10pm, ORF eins (Austria): Maximilian – Der Brautzug zur Macht, documentary.
  • 10.05pm, Één (Belgium): Medici: Masters of Florence (8/8), TV-series.

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