Jessica Hope

Jessica Hope is Royal Central's Blog Editor. She also reports on upcoming TV shows and radio programmes about the Royal Family and reviews broadcasted shows.



  • Preview of episode five of ‘The White Queen’

    by - Jul 12, 2013
    Once again Warwick is up to his old tricks, using his daughters in his plans. Warwick is unsure of George’s loyalty to the restored king, Henry VI, so he orders Isabel to spy on her husband....
  • ‘A World of Fools and Knaves’ – Radio Four play on Charles I

    by - Jul 7, 2013
    Writer Mike Walker once again brings to life the emotions and strains felt by members of the Stuart monarchy in this BBC Radio Four afternoon play. This play is centred on Charles I and his relationship...
  • Preview of episode four of ‘The White Queen’

    by - Jul 4, 2013
    In the last episode we were left with Warwick and George facing near death on their ship close to the port of Calais, whilst Isabel mourned her stillborn son. Warwick arrives in France, resulting in rumours...
  • Are the Plantagenets becoming the ‘new’ Tudors on television?

    by - Jul 3, 2013
    The Tudors are most definitely one of, or possibly the, most famous dynasty to rule in England’s history. Thousands of books, novels, radio shows, plays, films and television programmes have been based around the lives, politics,...
  • Preview of episode three of ‘The White Queen’

    by - Jun 26, 2013
    Many have been very quick to criticise ‘The White Queen’ after just two episodes because of some historical inaccuracies with costumes and scenery. However, audiences need to divert their attention away from the costume malfunctions and...
  • ‘It Came In with a Lass’ – Preview of new play about Mary, Queen of Scots

    by - Jun 24, 2013
    “It came wi a lass, it’ll gang wi a lass”. These are the rumoured words that were uttered by Scotland’s King James V as he lay on his deathbed with an alleged fever after his army...
  • Preview of episode two of ‘The White Queen’

    by - Jun 22, 2013
    Some people would not look forward to Sunday evenings. It usually means the end of the weekend and the nine-to-five, back-to-work feeling materialises for many. However, with the new historical BBC drama ‘The White Queen’ beginning...
  • ‘Remembering Diana’ – Radio Four debates the impact of Princess Diana

    by - Jun 19, 2013
    BBC Radio Four has scheduled the four o’clock ‘Thinking Allowed’ programme this afternoon to be based upon the impact that the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has had upon British culture. Laurie Taylor will discuss...
  • ITV’s Behind The Scenes At Royal Windsor’s Horse Show

    by - Jun 19, 2013
    ITV’s ‘Royal Windsor’s Big Week’ has once again allowed our television audiences behind the scenes access into the provisions and preparations that go into Royal events. The programme narrates one of the busiest weeks of Her...