Episode guide

Diamond Decades

Series 1

Diamond Decades

  • The 1950s

    The landmark events of Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year rule. Hear how the death of King George VI in 1952 changed young Elizabeth's life forever as she ascended the throne.

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  • The 1960s

    World Cup success, the rise of the Beatles and the births of two princes buoyed Britain in the Swinging Sixties, but the world also mourned the deaths of Churchill and JFK.

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  • The 1970s

    Looking back at six remarkable decades. The Queen toasted 25 years of marriage and her Silver Jubilee, as Britain endured a Three-Day Week and Margaret Thatcher became PM.

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  • The 1980s

    Enjoy a nostalgic look back at six royal decades. The 1980s started with the marriage of Charles and Diana, who welcomed Princes William and Harry into the world.

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  • The 1990s

    Revisit key moments from Her Majesty's reign. The 1990s was a turbulent decade for the royals, from the annus horribilis of 1992 to the sad death of Princess Diana in 1997.

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  • The 2000s

    Though the noughties saw the Queen mourn two loved ones, the Golden Jubilee and Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton brought cheer. Hear more about this period here.

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