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At the heart of Parliament sits the ‘best daycare centre for the elderly in London,’ according to Lib Dem peer Lord Tyler.

The House of Lords is made up of 800 unelected peers, the majority of whom are over 70, whose job it is to hold the elected government of the day to account.

For the first time ever, cameras are given access to the House of Lords, and this series provides a fascinating insight into this idiosyncratic, archaic British institution.

Alongside the old guard, Labour peer Baroness King and new peer, Big Issue founder Lord Bird, are shaking things up by defying dress codes and conventions.