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Henry IX. King Henry (Charles Edwards).

Henry IX

Gold sitcom about the king of England having a mid-life crisis. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Charles Edwards, Don Warrington, Colin Salmon, Gina Bellman and others.

Catch-up on Episode 3 on UKTV Play

Henry IX. Image shows from L to R: Queen Katerina (Sally Phillips), Prince Alastair (Daniel Quirke).

Series 1, Episode 3 - Clearing The Air

Will Henry ever achieve his dream of freedom and a 'normal' life with Serena?

Full synopsis

Henry's 'secret' meetings with Serena become ever more elaborate as he finds it impossible to resist confiding in her - the only person who seems to truly understand and appreciate him. Meanwhile, Prince Alastair returns from his official duties abroad and, much to Henry's joy is initially receptive to the idea of taking over the throne. However, with Henry's outraged younger brother Edwin on the warpath, and a (gay) Royal wedding in Westminster Abbey apparently required before the accession can take place, will Henry ever achieve his dream of freedom and a 'normal' life with Serena?

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on UKTV Play

Wednesday 19th April 2017
40 minutes


  1. Friday 21st April 2017 at 6:20pm on Gold
  2. Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 8:20pm on Gold
  3. Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 5:00pm on Gold
  4. Monday 24th April 2017 at 12:00pm on Gold
  5. Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 8:40pm on Gold
  6. Thursday 27th April 2017 at 6:40pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Charles Edwards King Henry
Don Warrington Gilbert
Colin Salmon Franny
Gina Bellman Lady Leonora
Sally Phillips Queen Katerina
Kara Tointon Serena
Annette Crosbie Queen Charlotte
Daniel Quirke Prince Alastair
Duncan Pow Byron
Ben Ashenden Damian
Jay Simpson Marcello
Francesca Regis Princess Alice
Guest cast
Robert Portal Edwin, the Duke of Cumberland
Kirk Barker Quinton
Dominique Moore Entertainment Newsreader
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Vadim Jean Director
Pete Thornton Producer
Jon Rolph Exec Producer
Tarquin Gotch Exec Producer
Tanya Qureshi Exec Producer
Simon Lupton Exec Producer
Steve Parnell Production Designer
Pascal Wyse Composer
Steve Ackroyd Editor
Clive Norman Director of Photography
Peter Freeman 1st Assistant Director
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Jane Spicer Costume Designer
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer

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