Charles At 60: The person behind the public face is revealed on BBC One
To mark the Prince of Wales' 60th birthday in November, BBC One will show an illuminating documentary that shows a side rarely seen in public of one of the most influential men in Britain.
Over the course of a year, the BBC – with unprecedented access – has observed the Prince at work and on duty in the UK and abroad, and at home at Clarence House in London, Highgrove in Gloucestershire and Birkhall in Aberdeenshire.
The result is Charles At 60: The Passionate Prince, a fascinating and unique look at the work of the Prince through the causes closest to his heart, his many charities and the ever increasing demands made on him as heir to the throne.
Nick Vaughan-Barratt, Executive Producer, said: "This important documentary sheds new light on the Prince of Wales.
"Many people have a view about the Prince but few people know him well; this film looks behind and beyond the headlines at the man himself.
"It shows the Prince using his substantial influence to further a wide variety of causes – some of them unfashionable, some controversial – and it provides a rare opportunity to hear him speaking directly, not just about what he does but why he is so passionate about the many causes he espouses."
Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, said: "BBC One's portrait of the Prince of Wales shows him at work in ways we have never seen before. It's a unique and insightful look at the future monarch."
The programme will be narrated by writer Robert Hardman, produced by John Bridcut and shown on BBC One in the lead up to the Prince of Wales' 60th birthday on 14 November 2008.
Notes to Editors
Charles At 60: The Passionate Prince is 1 X 90 minutes.
Producer John Bridcut produced Queen And Country, the widely-acclaimed BBC One series for the Golden Jubilee in 2002. More recently he has written and produced The Passions Of Vaughan Williams (BBC Four), Britten's Children and Nureyev: From Russia With Love (BBC Two). He has also directed documentaries on Roald Dahl and Elgar for the BBC One series, Imagine.
Robert Hardman has been writing about the Monarchy for more than 15 years. He was the writer and associate producer of BBC One's The Queen's Castle and Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work, for which he also wrote the accompanying book.