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Queen documentary heads up C4 season

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Queen documentary heads up C4 season

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Channel 4 will screen a new drama documentary series about Queen Elizabeth II as part of its Autumn season.

The Queen, which focuses on landmarks in the reign of Her Majesty, will see five different British actress take on the role. Pivotal moments in her life will be played out by Emilia Fox, Samantha Bond, Susan Jameson, Barbara Flynn and Diana Quick.

Also forming part of the new season is Derren Brown: The Events, which will invite viewers at home to interact and participate as the magician aims to trick, win, fool and control through various complex acts.

Brown will also participate in Channel 4's 3-D programming week with his special programme Derren Brown's 3D Magic Spectacular.

Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud will front Grand Tour Of Europe, a four-part series which follows the presenter on an epic journey across Europe, and Jamie Oliver sets off on a culinary journey across America for six-part show Jamie's American Road Trip. Ruth Watson also makes a return to the channel for Ruth Watson's Hotel SOS.

US dramas making their UK terrestrial debut include the Anna Paquin-fronted True Blood and HBO miniseries Generation Kill. Also arriving is artist-turned-director Steve McQueen's debut feature Hunger.

Documentary series The Family will make a comeback, while other returning shows include 10 Years Younger, How To Look Good Naked, Embarrassing Bodies, The Home Show, Peep Show, The F Word and Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

The Paul O'Grady Show, Come Dine With Me, Deal Or No Deal and Countdown all return to the daytime schedule.

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