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Joining the Club

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A look at the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions.

This episode introduces the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions.

In a TV first, Meet the Lords has exclusive access to film behind the scenes in a turbulent year which has seen dramatic changes in the political landscape and the Lords battling it out with the government.

This episode features new people's peers, hereditaries and political grandees as they try to change legislation, follow their personal passions and clash with the government, all in a Gothic palace where centuries-old ceremony and tradition dominate.

This is the first time free-roaming cameras have ever been allowed to film in the Lords Chamber and in its committees.

59 minutes

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Wed 8 Nov 2017 19:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Gillian Bevan
Executive Producer Darren Kemp
Series Producer Emma Whitlock
Director Adam Hopkins
Composer Ty Unwin
Production Company Top Hat Productions Ltd

Broadcasts

  • Mon 27 Feb 2017 21:00
  • Thu 2 Mar 2017 23:20
  • Sat 18 Mar 2017 03:00
  • Wed 8 Nov 2017 19:00

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