As King Charles III approaches the inaugural anniversary of his Coronation, the BBC unveils “Dimbleby on the Monarchy,” a compelling three-part series crafted by The Garden, delving into the British monarchy and its evolving dynamics.

Renowned commentator on royal affairs, David Dimbleby, takes the reins in this authored series, dedicating years of insight to dissect how the monarchy operates. Offering a fresh perspective on this longstanding institution as it enters a new chapter, Dimbleby scrutinizes its power, wealth, and public significance. Anticipating the future, he poses probing questions about the potential evolution of the monarchy. Engaging with both insiders and a diverse public audience, young and old alike, Dimbleby endeavors to unravel the contemporary narrative of the monarchy and its reflection on modern Britain.

David Dimbleby says: “It was the late Queen herself who said back in 1992 ‘No institution – City, Monarchy, whatever – should expect to be free from the scrutiny of those who give it their loyalty and support, not to mention those who don’t.’ I have often thought about that comment and it’s a challenge I look forward to taking up.”

Simon Young, BBC Head of History, Factual Commissioning, says: “As one reign ends and a new one takes shape, I can think of no better time to re-evaluate the role of the monarchy in modern British life. And with David having been there at many of the key moments in recent royal history, witnessing at first hand the critical relationship between the monarchy and the public, there is no better broadcaster to present it.”

Titled “Dimbleby on the Monarchy” (working title), the 3×60 series for BBC One and iPlayer is produced by The Garden, a part of ITV Studios. The project secured commissioning under the guidance of Jack Bootle, BBC Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual. Edmund Coulthard serves as the executive producer, Lauren Vanderkar as the series producer, and Christian Collerton as the series director. The series is both written and presented by the esteemed David Dimbleby, with Simon Young acting as the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.