As the world prepares to watch the Coronation of King Charles III on May 6, VisionTV is celebrating with the Royal Rendezvous, a full week of royally great entertainment from May 1 – 5. VisionTV ‘s Royal Rendezvous features the Canadian premiere of a brand new BBC documentary providing an exclusive and intimate glimpse into the personal and public of the new Monarch and a line up of crown jewel movies every night. Find out what’s in store.
Our Royal Rendezvous Week, May 1 – 5, features:
CHARLES R: THE MAKING OF A MONARCH
CANADIAN TV PREMIERE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 AT 8PM ET / 5PM PT
Told in his own words from across the decades and unveiling rare and unseen archive footage of the Royal Family, this brand new, intimate portrait of HM King Charles by the BBC chronicles the story of how a prince became a king.
MONDAY, MAY 1 AT MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 AT 9PM ET / 6PM PT
Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett earned an Academy Award® nomination for her break-out performance as Queen Elizabeth I of England. As the young successor to Queen Mary I, the young Elizabeth must navigate internal conspiracy, assassination attempts and unrequited love to secure her new place on the throne and unite the country.
TUESDAY, MAY 2 AT MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT
Directed by and starring Oscar® winner Sir Kenneth Branagh, Henry V tells the gritty, 15th century saga of the young king and his quest to conquer France during the Hundred Years War. Branagh received Academy Award® nominations for both his direction and acting in this 1989 classic.
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 AT MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT
In the late 18th century, England’s benevolent King George III suddenly falls ill and his leadership comes into question. Through the unscrupulous efforts of his next-in-commands, will the king’s worthless son end up inheriting the throne? Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren star in this 1995 Oscar®-winning dramedy.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
THURSDAY, MAY 4 AT MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT
Emma Thompson and Sir Kenneth Branagh lead a star-studded cast including Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Michael Keaton, Kate Beckinsale and Imelda Staunton in this much-lauded, 1993 retelling of Shakespeare’s 16th century comedy. Packed with wit, banter, romantic battles, trickery and mistaken identity, The Hollywood Reporter called this film “full of sparkling merriment”.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
FRIDAY, MAY 5 AT MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT
When the young, spirited Elizabeth Bennett and the wealthy, proud Mr. Darcy meet, worlds collide and sparks fly but, will love win the day? Jane Austen’s novel of manners and class struggles comes to vibrant life in this multi Oscar®-nominated and BAFTA winning 2005 adaptation starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen and Brenda Blethyn.
Join us for a full week of ROYALLY ENTERTAINING PROGRAMMING. See the full list here.