The Queen And I. Image shows from L to R: Jack Barker (David Walliams), Queen (Samantha Bond). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

The Queen And I

Sky One comedy drama based on Sue Townsend's story. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Samantha Bond, David Walliams, Julia McKenzie, Frances Barber and others.

Brand new comedy. Due to be broadcast on Monday 24th December on Sky1 at 6pm.
The programme is repeated on Sky2 on Tuesday 25th December at 1am.

The Queen And I. Image shows from L to R: Queen (Samantha Bond), Jack Barker (David Walliams). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

The Queen And I

Comedy about the Queen having to move to a semi-detached house in the Midlands

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
Sky One
Episodes
1
Starring
Samantha Bond, David Walliams, Julia McKenzie, Frances Barber, Oliver Chris, Amanda Abbington, Johnny Vegas, Lorraine Ashbourne and others
Writers
Sue Townsend and Stephen Russell
Director
Dan Zeff
Producers
Margot Gavan Duffy, Jo Sargent and David Walliams

When a republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands.

Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed semi in Hell Close (as the locals dub it), caviar for boiled eggs, and servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. But is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance or, deep down, are they really just like everyone else?

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