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Series 1, Episode 6 - The Royal Command Performance

The Queen Consort, Marie Antoinette, has invited the court to witness the royal couple expressing their love physically: in a vain attempt to curb her overwhelming unpopularity in France. Meanwhile, Colombine's rivalry with Madame de Plonge reaches a climax.

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Cast & crew

Dawn French Lisette
Jennifer Saunders Colombine
Adrian Scarborough Bouffant
Alison Steadman Madame de Plonge
Lucy Punch Eveline
Elizabeth Berrington Marie Antoinette
Guest cast
Julian Rhind-Tutt Advisor
Linda Spurrier 1st Aristocratic Woman
Margaret Whiting (as Maggie Whiting) 2nd Aristocratic Woman
Crispian Belfrage Aristocrat
Writing team
Peter Learmouth Writer
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Christopher Skala Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
Peter Learmouth Associate Producer
Rachel Salter Line Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Debbie McWilliams Casting Director
Sarah Burns Costume Designer
Lynda Armstrong Make-up Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Will Charles Lighting Designer
Nick Bic√Ęt Composer
Sally Cooper Production Manager
Peter Learmouth Creator

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