The Queen And I. Image shows from L to R: Jack Barker (David Walliams), The 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.

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

The Queen And I

Comedy about the abolition of the Monarchy and the Royal Family moving to 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, David Walliams, Morwenna Gordon and Jon Mountague

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 terrace 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?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 24th December 2018 on Sky One at 2am
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 1st January 2019 at 5:00pm

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