Television news

Edward VII - Prince of Pleasure

Tuesday 23rd March 2010, BBC 2, 9pm

Playboy? Wastrel?  Or a visionary modernizer and accomplished diplomat?  Edward VII - known as Bertie - was all of these, and more. Yet – while there is some justice in this view - he was at the same time arguably one of the most politically astute and effective monarchs of the 20th century.  This programme uses documents including previously unseen letters that have survived to find the truth that lies behind the enigmatic personality.