High Society

Tuesday 2 December at 9:00pm on Channel 4

Channel 4’s High Society season concludes with another fascinating documentary examining secret scandals and notorious figures from the higher echelons of British society. The Queen’s Coronation: Behind Palace Doors uncovers the tensions and conflict between the Queen Mother and Prince Philip in the build up to Princess Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953. Caught between the two people she loved most was the Queen, trying to reconcile her husband’s desire for progress with her mother’s belief in tradition.

Tuesday 25 November at 9:00pm on Channel 4

Channel 4’s High Society season continues with the story of the meteoric rise and pitiful fall of Britain’s first black superstar. Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson was a man who seduced high society but discovered that he could never truly belong to it. An obsessive womaniser, Hutch had many affairs, including with members of the royal family and a 30-year affair with Edwina Mountbatten. But Hutch died in 1969 virtually penniless and unmourned. The film features archive footage of Hutch’s performances and interviews with his children (he had six by different mothers) and his biographer.

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