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Meet The Lords

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

  • Updated Thursday 30th March 2017
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House of Lords chamber Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC In a TV first, Meet The Lords takes viewers behind the scenes at the House of Lords, with exclusive access and unique insights into what was a turbulent year for the peers, as they battled it out with the Government over dramatic changes to the political landscape.

Over the course of a year, the series follows some of the larger-than-life characters who inhabit the House of Lords, one of Britain’s oldest, most idiosyncratic and important institutions. For the first time, free-roaming cameras have been allowed to film inside the Lords Chamber and in its committees to capture moments that matter to the UK, but usually go unseen.

It is a period that covers the nation splitting over Brexit; a rapidly-changing Parliament and where a Conservative government is for the first time having to tackle a Lords chamber where the opposition outnumber them.

How to watch the series

Meet The Lords starts on Monday 27 February at 9pm on BBC Two. For more information, see the episode guide further down this page or visit the BBC's series pages.

Rebel Lords

When and where

Monday, 6th March 2017 21:00 - BBC Two
Wednesday, 8th March 2017 23:15 - BBC Two
Wednesday, 8th March 2017 23:55 - (Northern Ireland only)
Saturday, 25th March 2017 03:20 - (except England)
Thursday, 30th March 2017 22:00 - BBC Four

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Episode two of the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary returns to the House as the government threatens to trim the Lords' powers if they rebel again, but will they comply?

Rebellious peer Lord Dubs is on a crusade to push through an amendment to the Immigration Bill to allow unaccompanied refugee children into the country, and Admiral Lord West isn't happy about a public poll that has voted overwhelmingly to name a new polar research ship Boaty McBoatface.

Over the course of one year, Meet the Lords follows some of the larger-than-life characters that inhabit the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and important institutions. For the first time, free-roaming cameras have been allowed to film inside the Lords Chamber and in its committees to capture moments that matter to the UK, but usually go unseen.

Featuring new people's peers, hereditaries and political grandees as they try to change or influence legislation, it follows their personal passions and clashes with the government, all in a gothic palace where centuries-old ceremony and tradition still dominate proceedings. It is filmed over a year where the nation has been split over Brexit and a Conservative government is for the first time having to tackle a Lords chamber where the opposition outnumber them.

Episodes in this series

Episode Description
Joining the Club An introduction to the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords. Read more
Rebel Lords The government threatens to trim the Lords' powers if they rebel, but will they comply? Read more
Brexit and Exit Brexit hits the Lords with a bang when they vote on leaving Europe. Read more

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