David Schweitzer has composed the score to a new BBC Queen Elizabeth documentary which features unseen personal archival footage that offers a glimpse into the Queen’s life as a young Princess. ‘Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen’ shows footage capturing the Queen’s life from early childhood to her coronation at the age of 27 in 1953. The 75-minute film will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday 29th May.
“As programme-makers who have previously worked closely with the Royal Household on ceremonial and celebratory broadcast events and programmes, the production team were under no illusion quite how special having access to this very personal archive was. Being able to draw upon the self-recorded history of a young Princess Elizabeth and her wider family – and allowing the Queen to tell us her own story – is the very heart of this film.” – Claire Popplewell, creative director for BBC Studio Events Productions.