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Yeti explores Osborne House for Channel 5

August 31, 2023

Yeti Television has announced its commission from Channel 5 for Osborne House: A Royal Love Story 90’ (working title). Narrated by Harriet Walter and with intimate access to the house and gardens, interviews with experts and contributions from Osborne staff – this documentary paints a vivid picture of Queen Victoria’s extraordinary former home.

Nestled on the north coast of the Isle of Wight, the unique Osborne House was Queen Victoria’s favourite royal residence, where she and her husband Prince Albert came to escape the pressures of royal life – and where the Queen finally passed away. More than a simple holiday home, it was also a testbed of innovation and a seat of power where the Queen and her Prince would preside over the biggest Empire in human history. Each room and artefact acts as a window into a different part of Victoria and Albert’s life – and the people who work to keep Osborne conserved and open to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who flock there from all over the world share some of the lesser-known secrets about the house.

The documentary was commissioned by Commissioning Editor, Factual, Channel 5 and Paramount+ Kit Morey, produced and directed by Rebecca Whyte, and exec produced by Yeti’s Sian Price and Andrew O’Connell.

Price said: “We have had the privilege of incredible access to Osborne House and some of its staff to delve into this residence’s history and secrets. From technological innovations through to sensual artwork – Osborne is a time capsule where we get closest to the real Victoria and Albert. We can’t wait to share this beautiful film with viewers.”

Morey added: “Osborne House is full of intrigue and secrets of a bygone era.  The team at Yeti have done an amazing job of securing access to this treasure trove of delights.”

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