Queen’s favourite TV show revealed – and she’s such a massive fan she even knows the one-liners

IT’S no secret that the royals enjoy a night in front of the box with William and Kate said to be a fan of Killing Eve while Princess Charlotte loves the Vintage kids show The Clangers.

And there have been a few guesses at the Queen’s favourite thing on the box, from The Bill to Pointless, but now we can finally reveal what Her Majesty puts her feet up to.


The monarch revealed her show of choice in a conversation with BBC Radio 2 editor Phil Jones during their meeting at Buckingham Palace in 2001.

Jones had kept her confession a secret for 21 years after being told that a journalist never ought to reveal their conversations with a monarch.

But having retired in January, Jones shared his “surreal” conversation with the monarch with the New Statesman.

After confessing her love for late Radio 2 DJ Terry Wogan, Jones, in a flap over what to say, asked Her Majesty what her favourite programme was.

Revealing her response, Jones writes: “Straightaway, she said: “The Kumars at No 42” and even more astonishingly, proceeded to recite some of the one-liners from the grandma character played by the brilliant Meera Syal.”

Originally aired in 2001 the comedy series centres around Sanjeev Kumar (Sanjeev Bhaskar), an aspiring chat-show host who negotiates celebrity guests visiting his home in Wembley while his family try to join in.

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Though The Queen is not limited to the noughties sitcom.

Apparently she is just as big a fan of boxset binging as we are as it was revealed that the monarch’s private secretary sends a list of the shows she would like to see to the Special Services department at the BBC, which puts together a collection.

A senior courtier once asked the sovereign her favourite TV show and she promptly replied that it was The Bill.

She added the caveat that she didn't like "those episodes where policemen get hurt".

The courtier adds that Her Majesty was disappointed when ITV ended the series in 2010, after its ratings fell to three million viewers.

And Pointless host Alexander Armstrong said that he had been told the Queen enjoyed watching the quiz show before settling down to catch BBC One News at Six.

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