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In a TV first, Meet the Lords takes viewers behind the scenes at the House of Lords, with exclusive access and unique insights into 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 year where the nation split over Brexit; a rapidly-changing Parliament and a Conservative government is for the first time having to tackle a Lords chamber where the opposition outnumber them.
With more than 800 peers it is now the biggest parliamentary body in the world outside of China, and most of the Lords are over 70. Many argue there is a desperate need to reform - but will they manage the task?
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? Lord Strathclyde publishes his review into the powers the Lords have to block legislation.
Brexit hits the Lords with a bang when they vote on leaving Europe and become the centre of the nation's attention. They also have their biggest ceremonial day of the year when the Queen pays her annual visit. The Houses' Victorian sewage system is on its last legs and not equipped to deal with so many Lords. To fix the many structural problems an inquiry is considering a dramatic move for the five or so years the work will take. Some Lords have radical overhaul plans of their own and want the size of the House cut. And Baroness D'Souza is worrying about peers who claim their expenses without contributing and has some new research.
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