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Secrets of the Tower of London on SBS – Secrets of The Tower Of London returns to reveal what goes on behind the walls of the United Kingdom’s best loved historic attraction.

2022 was truly momentous year for the Tower and the Beefeaters. They pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Tower’s first ever Platinum Jubilee in 1000 years, including their biggest installation since the Poppies commemorating the WWI. Superbloom is an enormous undertaking involving the transformation of the Tower moat into a huge floral display in honour of Her Majesty.

As well as celebrating over 1000 years of incredible British history on the home front, the close-knit Tower community give their brand-new boss, the Constable, an arrival to remember, the third ever female warder is sworn into the Beefeaters’ illustrious ranks, and Ravenmaster Chris Skaife keeps a close eye on his cheeky birds to make sure they don’t steal the tourists’ lunch.

And as autumn arrives the royal bodyguard of Yeoman Warders come together to commemorate one of the saddest moments in the Tower’s history, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, before announcing the formal proclamation of the new King Charles.

Season Five, Episode Three:

It’s April 2022 at the Tower and only five weeks to go until Superbloom, the Tower’s transformation of its historic moat into a vast floral installation to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, is due to open to the public.

But one of the UK’s driest springs has wreaked havoc on the 20 million flower seeds sown in the moat for the display – the ones that have germinated are weeks behind and large areas are still completely bare.

Professor Nigel Dunnet, the horticultural expert in charge of Superbloom’s planting scheme, has been watering for weeks to try to avert disaster but it’s clear more drastic measures will have to be taken.

Secrets of The Tower Of London – New Episode – Monday, 22 May at 7.35pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (7 Parts)

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