Channel 4's new drama series, The Queen, explores key events in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, mixing dramatised scenes with news archives and testimonies from royal insiders.

The five episodes will cover events such as Princess Margarets affair in 1955, the kidnap attempt on Princess Anne in 1974, the tension between the crown and government 1986, the infamous 'Annus Horribilis' of 1992 with the series conclusion focusing on Prince Charles' marriage to Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005.

Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, stars in episodeĀ 4 which airs in December. After location scouting all over Southern England, Knebworth House was chosen. The formal gardens doubled for Kensington Palace Grounds, Knebworths ornate picture gallery became interiors of Buckingham Palace, the lavish library doubled for Windsor Castle and Knebworths elegant dining room became Kensington Palace.

Location owner, Martha Lytton-Cobbald, said "This is one of many filming projects that we have had at Knebworth this year and we have enjoyed working closely and in partnership with them all".