TV Royal December 2017 – Updated 31 December

Film & TV Media & Co

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.

Now with links, if I find them! I can’t be sure if you can see them all too, but hope they will be visible in other countries also.

Week 52

Året i Kongehuset 2017 (The Danish Royal Year 2017) was broadcasted by the Danish channel DR1 on 21 December. You can watch the video here.

On 27 December also Året med kongefamilien. Kongefamilien 2017, the yearly overview of the Norwegian royal year 2017 was broadcasted. You can rewatch it online here.

On 24 December also King Felipe VI of Spain held his Christmas speech. You can find it here.

Saturday 23 December

Sunday 24 December

  • 7.35am, Arte (Germany): Von legendären Schlössern und Prinzessinnen (About legendary Castles and Princesses).
  • 7.35am, Arte (France): Châteaux et princesses de légendes (About legendary Castles and Princesses).
  • 1.00pm, Belgian TV-Channels: Kersttoespraak Koning Filip (Christmas speech of King Philippe). Dutch, French and German.
  • 1.30pm, ARD (Germany): Sissi. Film.
  • 5.50pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): Sissi. Film.
  • 7.00pm, RTL (Luxembourg): Christmas speech of Grand Duke Henri.
  • 8.00pm, Canvas (Belgium): Kersttoespraak Koning Filip (Christmas speech of King Philippe).
  • 8.00pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): The Sound of Music. Musical film.
  • 8.15pm, Arte (Germany): The Sound of Music. Musical film.
  • 8.55pm, Arte (France): La mélodie du bonheur (The Sound of Music).
  • 9.02pm, TV5 Monde (France): Mary Queen of Scots. Film from 2013.

Monday 25 December

  • 1.00pm, NPO 1 (Netherlands): Kersttoespraak Koning Willem-Alexander (Christmas Speech of King Willem-Alexander).
  • 2.20pm, BR (Germany): Die Trapp-Familie (The Trapp Family). Film.
  • 2.40pm, Één (Belgium): Kerstpaleisconcert 2017 (Christmas concert at the royal palace 2017).
  • 3.00pm, BBC1, ITV, Sky 1 and Sky News (UK): The Queen’s Christmas Speech.
  • 3.55pm, ARD (Germany): Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (Sissi, the Young Empress). Film.
  • 5.15pm, HR (Germany): Hessens schönste Landhotels (The most beautiful countryside hotels in Hessen).
  • 5.30pm, BBC1 (UK): The Queen’s Christmas Speech.
  • 5.35pm, ARD (Germany): Sissi, Schicksaljahre einer Kaiserin (Sissi, The Years of Destiny of an Empress). Film.
  • 5.50pm, NPO 1 (Netherlands): Kersttoespraak Koning Willem-Alexander (Christmas Speech of King Willem-Alexander).
  • 6.10pm, NPO 1 (Netherlands): 41st Circus Festival of Monte Carlo.
  • 6.25pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): Sissi die junge Kaiserin (Sissi, the Young Empress). Film.
  • 6.30pm, BBC One (UK): Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. From Buckingham Palace, with The Duchess of Cornwall.
  • 7.45pm, SVT 1 (Sweden): H.M. Konungens Jultal (Christmas Speech of King Carl XVI Gustaf).
  • 8.00pm, TV 4 (Sweden): Kungahuset 9-5 (Royal House 9-5). Year special, only visible in Sweden I think.

Tuesday 26 December

  • 10.45am, 3 Sat (Germany): Schlösserwelten Europas – Entlang der Loire (World of European Castles – Along the Loire).
  • 12.35pm, Servus (Austria): Wo Grafen schlafen – Schloss Lütetsburg. Die Herrlichkeit (Where Counts sleep – Lütetsburg Castle. The landed estate).
  • 1.40pm, Servus (Austria): Wo Grafen schlafen – Schloss Tüssling. Die ungewöhnliche Gräfin (Where Counts sleep – Tüssling Castle. The unusual Countess).
  • 2.05pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): Sissi. Film.
  • 2.40pm, Servus (Austria): Wo Grafen Schlafen – Schloss Dennenlohe. Das perfekte Paar (Where Counts sleep – Dennenlohe Castle. The perfect Couple).
  • 4.00pm, NDR (Germany): Prinzessin Diana – Ikone, Mythos & Königin der Herzen (Princess Diana – Icon, Myth & Queen of Hearts).
  • 4.15pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): Sissi die junge Kaiserin (Sissi, the Young Empress). Film.
  • 4.45pm, ORF III (Austria): Sisi (1/2). TV-Film from 2009.
  • 6.20pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): Sissi, Schicksaljahre einer Kaiserin (Sissi, The Years of Destiny of an Empress). Film.
  • 6.30pm, ORF III (Austria): Sisi (2/2). TV-Film from 2009.
  • 8.15pm, ORF III (Austria): Kronprinz Rudolf: Der Rebell (Crown Prince Rudolf. The Rebel).
  • 9.45pm, ORF III (Austria): Kronprinz Rudolf: Mayerling (Crown Prince Rudolf. Mayerling).

Wednesday 27 December

  • 11.25pm, HR (Germany): Hessens schönste Landhotels (The most beautiful countryside hotels in Hessen).
  • 11.30am, NDR (Germany): Schöne Guts- und Herrenhäuser, die Sie kennen sollten (Beautiful Estates and Manors you should know).
  • 1.00pm, NDR (Germany): Die Windsors – 100 turbulente Jahre (1) (The Windsors – 100 Turbulent Years).
  • 2.45pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): Sissi, Schicksaljahre einer Kaiserin (Sissi, The Years of Destiny of an Empress). Film.
  • 4.55, Net 5 (Netherlands): The Sound of Music. Musical film.
  • 6.30pm, SVT 1 (Sweden:) Drottning Margrethe och Prins Henrik – i sol och regn (Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik – In good and bad times).
  • 8.00pm, TV2 (Denmark): Den anden prins – Joachim (The Other Prince – Joachim). Documentary. On YouTube.
  • 8.15pm, ORF 2 (Austria): Maria Theresia (1/2). TV-Film 2017.

Thursday 28 December

  • 9.15am, NPO 2 (Netherlands): NOS Oranje Jaaroverzicht 2017 (NOS Orange Annual Review 2017). The Royal Year 2017.
  • 1.00pm, NDR (Germany): Die Windsors – 100 turbulente Jahre (2) (The Windsors – 100 Turbulent Years).
  • 8.15pm, ORF 2 (Austria): Maria Theresia (2/2). TV-Film 2017.
  • 10.30pm, ORF 2 (Austria): Maria Theresia – Majestät und Mutter (Maria Theresia – Majesty and Mother).

Friday 29 December

  • 1.00pm, NDR (Germany): Die Windsors – 100 turbulente Jahre (3) (The Windsors – 100 Turbulent Years).
  • 1.55pm, TV2 (Denmark): Den anden prins – Joachim (The Other Prince – Joachim). Documentary.
  • 10.00pm, Één (Belgium): Victoria (7/9). Second series.

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Week 51

Saturday 16 December

  • 1.30pm, LA1 (Spain): Audiencia Abierta. Royalty program.
  • 1.25pm, ORF2 (Austria): Kronprinz Rudolf: Mayerling (Crown Prince Rudolf. Mayerling). TV Film.
  • 6.15pm, MDR (Germany): Unterwegs in Sachsen-Anhalt. Zur Stippvisite in Weißenfels – Auf der Suche nach den Schätzen der Saale-Stadt (On the Road in Saxony-Anhalt. A short visit in Weißenfels – Searching for the Treasures of the city on the Saale).
  • 8.20pm, RTL – TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale. Royalty program.

Sunday 17 December

  • 2.20pm, ORF 2 (Austria): Sissi. Film.
  • 7.15pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Close Up: Dries van Noten. Fashion designer.
  • 11.30pm, ZDF (Germany): ZDF-History. Maria Theresia – Österreichs große Herrscherin (ZDF-History. Maria Theresia – Austrias Great Ruler).

Tuesday 19 December

  • 7.30pm, ITV (UK): The Royal Variety Performance.

Wednesday 20 December

  • 9.00pm, NDR (Germany): Royale Weihnachten. Wie die Königshäuser die Festtage verbringen (Royal Christmas. How the Royal Houses celebrate the feast days).
  • 10.00pm, BR (Germany): Der verborgene Schatz – Die legendäre Kunstsammlung des Iran (The hidden Treasure – The legendary art collection of Iran).

Friday 22 December

  • 10.15pm, Één (Belgium): Victoria (6/9). Second series.

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Week 50

Saturday 9 December

  • 1.30pm, LA1 (Spain): Audiencia Abierta. Royalty program.
  • 1.30pm, ORF2 (Austria): Kronprinz Rudolf: Der Rebell (Crown Prince Rudolf. The Rebel). TV Film.
  • 7.00pm, BBC Four (UK): Ancient Egypt – Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 7.40pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed. Royalty program.
  • 8.20pm, RTL – TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale. Royalty program.

Sunday 10 December

  • 6.45pm, SWR (Germany): Neue Schloss-Geschichten (New Castle Stories).
  • 9.00pm, BBC Four (UK): Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist.

Monday 11 December

Tuesday 12 December

  • 2.05pm, 3 Sat (Germany): Ein Habsburger auf Mallorca. Ludwig Salvator und der Zauber des Meeres (A Habsburg at Mallorca. Ludwig Salvator and the Magic of the Sea).
  • 9.55pm, ORF III (Austria): Mythos Geschichte. Der Fürst und seine Schätze – Hans-Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein (Myth History. The Prince and his Treasures – Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein).

Wednesday 13 December

  • 8.30pm, RTL 5 (Netherlands): De prinses op de erwt: Een modern sprookje (The Princess And The Pea: A modern fairytale). Dutch film about the royal house of Luxenstein (no, it doesn’t exist). To save the monarchy Prince Manuel takes part in a real life soap to find himself a bride.

Thursday 14 December

  • 10.30am, BBC One (UK): Grenfell Tower Memorial Service (live). Present areThe Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales.
  • 8.30pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Film.
  • 10.55pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): De ballade van Marianne Faithfull (The ballad of Marianne Faithfull). Her mother was Eva von Sacher-Masoch, of an Austro-Hungarian noble family.

Friday 15 December

  • 10.15pm, Één (Belgium): Victoria (5/9). Second series.

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Week 49

The second season of The Crown is available at Netflix on 8 December.

Saturday 2 December

  • 1.10pm, SRF 1 (Switzerland): Südostschweiz Standpunkte. Liechtenstein – mehr als Banken und Briefmarken (Southeast Switzerland Viewpoints. Liechtenstein – More than Banks and Postal Stamps).
  • 1.30pm, LA1 (Spain): Audiencia Abierta. Royalty program.
  • 7.00pm, BBC Four (UK): Ancient Egypt – Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 7.40pm, NPO 2 (Netherlands): Blauw Bloed. Royalty program.
  • 8.20pm, RTL – TV1 (Belgium): Place Royale. Royalty program.

Tuesday 5 December

  • 11.30pm, BBC Four (UK): The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank.

Wednesday 6 December

  • 6.55pm, Canvas (Belgium): The Story of China. The last Empire.

Thursday 7 December

  • 8.30pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): The Princess Diaries (I). Film.
  • 10.50pm, Net 5 (Netherlands): A Royal Christmas. Film.

Friday 8 December

  • 10.55am, 3 Sat (Germany): Der letzte große Kaiser – Franz Joseph I. zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht (The Last Great Emperor – Franz Joseph I between Power and Lack of Power).
  • 10.15pm, Één (Belgium): Victoria (4/9). Second series.

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