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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.

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Press Clippings

Henry IX review: lame royal sitcom

It feels like an unfinished idea, and looks like one, too.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 6th April 2017

Henry IX, UK Gold, review - 'return of sitcom classics'

Clement and La Frenais' latest sitcom is stuffed with gags.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 5th April 2017

5 reasons you will love Henry IX

Legendary writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have teamed up again for Henry IX.

BT, 5th April 2017

Henry IX preview

Gold's new three-part comedy Henry XI doesn't quite seem like the 'must-watch' its pedigree suggests, although it's a gently enjoyable half-hour with a handful of strong gags.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 5th April 2017

This new abdication sitcom is a real coup for UKTV, having secured the writing services of British comedy royalty Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. After 25 years on the throne, good egg Henry IX floats the idea of stepping down, throwing his coterie into crisis. With an elegant cast - including Charles Edwards, Colin Salmon and Sally Phillips - exchanging dry lines in echoey state rooms, it feels like an eccentric UK cousin to The Young Pope.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 5th April 2017

Preview - Henry IX

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, the duo behind classic sitcoms Porridge and The Likely Lads, are back with a new three-part series on Gold.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 5th April 2017

Interview: Charles Edwards on new royal comedy Henry IX

Actor Charles Edwards plays a disgruntled British monarch in a brand-new sitcom from comedy legends Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Radio Times, 3rd April 2017

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais interview

Clement and La Frenais have been part of the television landscape for more than five decades.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 28th March 2017

Why don't comedians criticise the monarchy?

It's the job of standups to hold institutions to account - laugh by laugh - so why aren't more of them laying bare the anachronistic daftness of the royal family?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 19th October 2016

Charles Edwards to star in Henry IX

Charles Edwards is to take the lead role in Henry IX, a new sitcom created by Porridge writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

British Comedy Guide, 13th September 2016

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